I often forget to just hit that "Who's Online" link and gaze around. For the kismet hilarity alone, it's worth doing. I like the humorous ones, but the unintentionally funny or ironic kismets make my day.
I saw one today where the member has emblazoned above his name his grave distaste for VR. It states that he no longer cares for VR at all...that he only stays because of the people in his coven. That's so awesome.
VR isn't one thing to like or dislike. It's made up of thousands of invividuals. There are dozens of creative outlets and social groups within the whole. If you like even ONE aspect of VR, then you like VR. It's ok...really, it is.
I'm a journal girl, myself. Some people are Forum cruisers, or live camera junkies. Some folks spend their time in the chat rooms or hanging out with their covens.
Just relax and enjoy what you DO like and don't worry so much about what you don't. You aren't forced to participate in any ways that you don't like, even an induction you don't like - just don't open the coven pages and it's like it doesn't exist.
A few people have tried over the years to make my time less enjoyable here, but I am not fun to annoy because I respond like a stream that flows over and around the rocks in its way. I don't react much. I ignore the dumb, and because they like being fed the attention they seek, they leave eventually. Barely an obstacle.
I'm not really into flapping my feathers and squawking. I'm from the point-and-giggle school. Sorry for that. But it doesn't stop me from loving the chicken shows that you're willing to perform in kismets, quotes, forum posts, journals, and profiles.
Remember, who you ARE are screams so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
yep. I always wonder why the folk who hate it so much bother to log in... There must be some evil thing forcing them to switch on their computer and type in their passwords. Yes-siree.
Personally, I have never liked chicken houses, but they all squawk, even the most seasoned chicken. I do find a sense of wretchedness in your words, but I suppose that speaks of a fine wine of vintage discord and evil. If no one ever re-acted ^, then, all could say, "It's just for shits, kicks, giggles, and chickens clucking ^.
Do you know what a tree stump beside a chicken house is used for? Usually to decapitate the loudest chicken - for they are sometimes the most delicious. And the ax, well, you sharpen it with a rock, lick the blade for a clean cut, keep the head for broth, and enjoy a fine fat old and ripe -once clucking- chicken for dinner.
Before reading this entry, I checked the who's online page and I rarely do that, I spotted about 4 kismets stating they're going to leave.
I have a few sections that I check regularly, others I completly ignore, the Dark Network has plenty of sections to check, I still don't see how someone can dislike the whole of it.
This is a total stab in the dark, but I'm going to push forward the suggestion that your friend from Who's Online is less letting himself be trolled and more struggling to process the increasingly strong suspicion that his hard earned point tally will not soon attract displays of the same fawning envy he once felt from others. Denied validation after his efforts to spam add requests and consigned to join the masses shamefully devoid of influence or status, he has only two choices left to him: loudly proclaim his disdain for the whole operation, from whence he shall presently depart for some exclusive clique of higher standards... or to not be better than you.
You nailed it, Liam.
Who would think to put GI Joe guys on a dead squirrel? Who? Who thinks like this?!
Dinner brought to you by "GI Joe- The next Frontier."
arrrgh! giant squirrel! LOL
The hell with terrorism...what are we gonna do about our GIANT SQUIRREL problem??!!
It's such a simple statement. Go ahead and laugh, I doubt the people who made this would purposefully hurt/kill an animal for comedy.
This actually makes me think of Sevenn. She is convinced that squirrels are spying on us with evil intent...global domination!
:D I don't think I would be brave enough to put the dolls there tho.
... It took me several minutes to stop giggling long enough to type coherently. This ... this is friggin' hilarious. Hahaha!
I looked for at least ten seconds before I realized those were dolls... This is what happens when you cruise Joli's journal without your reading glasses!
I didn't realise it was a squirrel until I read comments.
bidi dapa doo wop
Doo bi dapa doo bop
Bidi dapa doo, yeah, yeah
MMMBop...bidi dapa doo wop
Doo bi dapa doo bop
Bidi dapa doo, yeah, yeah
Left a comment in VW's bra. But now I've got the High Hopes song stuck in my tiny brain. Serves me right!
Just what makes that little ol ant
Think he can move that rubber tree plant...
And now, so do you. You're welcome!
I blame Requiem.
I go into the bathroom and the toilet is gone. Then Stabb comes in proudly to install the new one. He steps out to smile at me, and then we hear a bad sound. We run in to look at it and Stabb yells something about pressure. Suddenly everything is moving very quickly and I somehow know that explosion is a real possibility.
Next thing I know, we're in a truck and down a country road looking for some vital plumbing part. I'm half-dressed in the back under some blankets and there's some kind of street fair going on, singing the Dukes of Hazard theme song.
I throw on some clothes and follow Stabb into a big barn/flea market. I am fretting over my hair. I walk to an antique dresser and begin combing my hair and placing blue silk flowers in it. A little girl with a beautiful solemn face shyly edges closer to me. We don't speak, but I begin handing her pink silk flowers which she places in her doll's hair. The silent exchange is fascinating and feels heavy with yet unrecognized meaning.
Then it all goes to hell. The female owner is shutting off lights. The barn becomes very scary and I beg her to help me find the door. She tells me to find my own way while I am feeling past sharp objects, my only sense of direction is a yawning darkness before me that is even darker than where I stand.
Then I woke. Angry at Stabb. I asked him why he couldn't just leave the damn toilet alone. He looked puzzled for a minute and then said, very calmly, very rationally, and very Britishly, "I'm guessing that I did something to upset you in your dream, which is not reality." I may speak to him again. I'm still mulling it over.
Great dream hehehe :D
Holy crap you got shut in the flea market barn too!?? Those people are crazy about just shutting off the lights and leaving.
Hasn't he figured out that it's always "his" fault yet? lol
Gawd... but of course he is also the fortunate recipient when you have naughty dreams... right?
I hope so for his sake after reading this...
...just glad you're not looking for 'meaning' in the dream :-p
"I blame Requiem."
After an opening like that, this can only end well.
I wrote yesterday about Meatball's pressure sore. Any ideas out there for how we might help him keep some air circulating between his elbow and the floor?
I have a salve they prescribed. We rub it on 2X per day, but I'm hoping someone has experience here.
How large is the area? Will Meatball allow you to put a large Dr Scholl's circular corn pad on or around it and leave it there?
Holmes at one point had something similar- the corn pad might work but I'd sore is really big- get some foam about 1/4 thick and make a "donut" that gives at least 1/4" around the sore and wrap in gauze taping the ends- think of it as similar to hot spots but whatever you use make certain it is breathable. The foam is good simply because you can't stop him from putting pressure there and will protect it from direct contact with hard surfaces. If it's oozing lots- put ointment on a piece of gauze for sore then foam as you don't want to hinder the skin from scabbing and healing. Much luck- it is always hard when they have difficulties like this
Going to sound silly but if I remember right you said he gets off his bed, lays on the floor because it is cooler. A fan facing his bed, to keep him cool? He might like the cool air on his fur enough to stay on the bed. *shrugs*
Hope something helps, I don't like thinking of him hurting. :(
It is like a donut humans use, for other health issue. You can slide it under his paw? if he stays in the one position. Tape it on hiim?
The corn pad is a good idea and works well.If the area is too big for a corn pad,buy some mohair and cut a hole the correct size.We recommend this for animals with pressure sores fairly often..
You guys are the best! Nobody here gave me that kind of advice. I think the "donut" ideas with gauze combined with the fan may do the trick. I'll let you know. I really really appreciate it. The spot is too big for the Dr Scholl corn pad, but that is the general idea I needed. I'm going to check the website right now.
Stabb has been bandaging him with the "donut" idea and a little sock over that to stop the licking. After just a couple of days, the difference is really apparent! Thank you so much!
This has been a weird week. My son is home from the hospital and doing well, but my dad went in last night - afib again. Hopefully he can go home today when they get it normalized. Waiting on Mom's call.
Also...had to take Meatball to the vet today. He has a calloused elbow that we watch. He mostly lies in one position since his accident. This morning, the fur was wet and a little bloody around the spot. Looks like he's been licking and biting at it. The vet said it's a pressure sore. He got an antibiotic shot and some antibiotics for home. He also got a bath and his teeth cleaned. Stabb is on his way to pick him up and bring him home.
We need to come up with a way to let air hit that elbow when he lies on the floor. When he lies on his bedding, it's better, but he sometimes likes the coolness of the floor and moves from his bed. Any ideas would be appreciated.
I took my daughter and her new boyfriend to play bingo last night. We bought the ink daubers in every color and played 10 games of bingo with 12 cards each game. I could barely mark my cards fast enough to keep up, much less see if I had a bingo. Sheesh, those old ladies are quick! I came awful close on the blackout game, but no enchilada :(
It was a lot of fun, even for the teenagers. I thought they might find it dorky, but they bought nachos and played right along, dreaming of not splitting the "big" money with me when they won...which they didn't.
Jordan: My grandmother is going to be SO jealous.
Me: See Caitlin? That's the sign of a successful date - the guy wishing his grandmother was here, too!
Later, when I dropped him off, Caitlin walked him to his door and when he kissed her, I blinked the lights on and off and revved the motor (not very impressive with a hybrid engine.) They cracked up and I was very proud of myself. Some days it just rocks being a mom!
Cancer has the most charming smile.
Do you ever picture Cancer programming this site? Every time I see, "You don't have any friends," I picture him grinning at his clever choice of words. He could have chosen "None of your friends are online right now" but with this phrase, he quietly gets to poke us instead. I bet he still grins proudly at the many emo moments he has caused.
Can't imagine him now his latest avatar looks freaky.
LOL there are lots of little phrases just like that around the site. The manual has a few that make me giggle. He must have had fun putting it all together.
Have you ever read through the list of member levels on the Sci Fi section. I know making that list was fun!
I tried to send this as a comment to your journal, Morri. Not sure why it didn't work.
(In response to "Email I wish I could send")
I've always loved this scene, having attended more than one meeting that felt just like this.
Cancer had an entry in his journal about the Nissan Leaf (electric car.) It made me think about the different directions I'm going in and my motives.
I do like the idea of making less negative footprints on the earth, but I'm not always convinced that the products marketed today genuinely represent that goal. Sometimes converting to another fuel impacts the environment in ways hidden from the consumer, like the fuel and energyused to produce the alternative...is it really cleaner? Is it safer?
I bought a Honda Insight this year. It's a hybrid car. I have to be honest about my reasoning - it's cheap as hell to run. I just filled it up the other day for under $30. I consistently get 40+ mpg in the city. I have yet to really test its legs on the interstate. It was an affordable car that saves me money every day.
Personal Economics is a great motivator. It's also a cute car that's fun to drive. It even has a video game aspect, if you're into that. The speedometer glows green when you're driving most efficiently and you actually "level up" if you "earn enough leaves." All info provided by the myriad ways this car feeds information back to you if you want it. But if you don't...it's just a nice little car.
Another interesting feature is the auto engine cutoff at stops. It's a little unsettling at first. Each time I stop at a stop sign or a red light, the gas engine turns off and the battery takes over. It gets very quiet and the air conditioner keeps running, but it's a few degrees less cool. It doesn't affect the radio or anything else I've noticed. The second my foot moves off the brake, the engine purrs back into life. It still freaks my passengers out.
Stabb and I just bought five and a half acres outside town and are thinking about decisions we can make on the front end that will affect the fuel consumption of the new house and out buildings. We're looking at water, wind, and of course, solar options. We're considering greener, more efficient insulation options, and construction materials. It's much easier to plan this stuff out in the beginning than to refit your home later.
One consistency I have noticed. Traditional materials are WAY less expensive. The "greener" you try to go, the more the original outlay and the years you have to calculate before you really feel the economic benefits. So you ask, "Am I really committed to being more green...or am I interested in personal economics?"
There are some tax benefits to making that greener choice. This year, I'll get a nice tax break for the car purchase...it's designed to be an incentive, but it didn't influence my decision. I will, however, claim the write-off. There are similar benefits for building greener - they ARE incentives and I'm looking at them.
How about you? What influences you to "go green" or to remain with traditional options like gas-only automobiles and traditional building materials? I will confess that if you are a Top Gear kinda person, you'll never go from 0-60 in a hurry in my Insight. That kind of performance seems, for now, to remain with our old friends the gasoline-run engines. My dad was curious and opened my hood, looked at my two small side-by-side gas and battery engines and made this classic remark, "It's so cute!"
My company has been promoting Greener products for years. It is an important initiative for us. It isn't just about, "buy this instead of that because it uses a different fuel." It is in part about personal (or company) economics - that is always a significant factor.
Why buy Greener tech products? To use less electricity. To waste less supplies. To save money in the long run and create a healthier work environment. Will the Greener cost you more upfront? In this industry, no it doesn't.
For example, we are a huge fan of Xerox solid ink printers. The ink is paraffin wax based, non-toxic, and is almost completely used in the printing process. Only a little cleaning purge is wasted - in typical conditions, it is less than 2% of the consumables used. It gives a superior print and will print on more media options than liquid ink or toner based printers. No toner cartridges to recycle - which cost 3-quarts of oil to produce, new - have a larger post-consumer footprint for recycling and toner is a known carcinogen. Inkjets are inefficient and waste as much as they print and you still need to recycle the cartridges.
It isn't tough to find these options and be greener... many simply choose not to, but will still complain about the costs associated with the status quo...
I got a new car last year and while I went for the best gas mileage I could, the comfort and safety played a big role for me. I have some health issues that I addressed with my choice also, but I do long for the day when a truly safe alternative to the gas engine is available. I do use low VOC paint and I am trying to change to a tankless water heater but not sure if I can retro fit my home affordably and that does have to be an issue for most of us. One thing I love is if you use solar and wind collectors to produce your own power any extra you make has to be bought from you by the power company. One problem I have with electric vehicles is they still have to be charged which uses power that has to be produced somehow and I prefer gas to nuclear power plants any day.
We have the solid ink printer here at work and so far, we're pretty happy with it.
The 'tankless" water heaters are great ideas, but yeah...refitting is so difficult, especially in some of our older homes. There need to be more incentives so people can afford to apply helpful changes.
I don't think the reason people go green is as important as going green. Sure it's a great cash saver and as selfish as that is it also helps the enviroment.
I've been working for The Carbon Reduction Initiative for three years now and there are plenty of incentives out there. You just have to look.
In the U.K the government has opted to deal with household energy to appease the european commision on The Carbon Footprint and are insulating everyones homes to save energy and deal with the knock on effects of that. But even when this stuff is free or heavily subsidized, people still 'can't be bothered'.
My hat goes off to anyone who does bother even if it's to save a few bob.
In case you wondered, we now know. Yes. They do.
Now I want to take a bath.
Wow, I didn't know you were that into farting iguana. This is why I only post the highest quality information. We learn so much.
He looks like he'd share his tub with you, birra.
Imagine being the next person to bathe in that tub knowing an iguana poop/farted in there...
Hope they cleaned it real good afterwards. ;)
This is revenge for the non-active anti-Requiem hat, isn't it?
Yep. Let's see your dreams tonight, Req!
Tip from your Auntie Jo:
Do not apply hand lotion and then accidently touch your lips. At some point, you will lick your lips and your mouth will feel like you gargled with perfume.
I had a rough day, too, Morri. I wanted to post something to distract you. If I were sweeter, I might have posted kitten hijinx to make you smile, but alas...
...also, I couldn't bring myself to click on World's strongest vagina highlighted on the side. If you do...give us a review, k?
1. I love the dramatic gypsy like music. As if her stuffing her body into a tiny box is graceful or mysterious.
2. How does someone discover that they have this talent?
That was pretty interesting...
Is she like a cat? Flexible spine and such...
Can you imagine being her significant other?
"My girlfriend is a great wrestler... but you should see her box! No... really, she can stuff herself in a box. No, a box... like with 6 sides. OH COMMON' DUDE, stop being a perv!"
funny! I'm with Morri, though...how did she discover the talent?
I clicked the vagina one. . . . It's a Russian woman with a dumbell suspended from her ladybits doing various things with her legs, and at one point, even pushups.
I have to say, I don't see how this would demonstrate the strength of her vagina. I'm not even sure the dumbell was held be her vagina.
A pretty silly 7 minutes.
But you performed a public service with that 7 minutes. Thank you for your sacrifice, brave vagina soldier!!!
We bought a new lawn mower today. I've never had a new one before...only hand-me-downs. Stabb is assembling it, cuz he's a man! He hasn't glanced at the instructions once!
lol, it's not in the assebling that makes a man but in the using of it.
That should so be a quote!!
Men don't read the assembly instructions. We instinctively know what parts should fit together.
Don't worry if he has a handful of parts left over... that is completely normal.
I like mowing grass. If it didn't make me come out in hives I would mow my grass, my brother's, my neighbors ....
As I told my manager at Pamida when he had me assemble some displays, instructions are for emergencies only!
"When all else fails, read the instructions."
Wasted lots of time on this infuriating but fun game. You have 3 objectives: Save a life. Take a life. Find love.
Different actions set things in motion. Good luck.
Serendipity In 2D
Before I open this... Is it a pop up window? (Cause I'll have to wait to open it, since I'm not on my own computer, heh)
LOL infuriating, confusing and fun.
omg, I killed them all. So I phoned the 'partyline' at the bottom of the page and found a real UK girl!!!
Hahahahaha! That's why you're smarter than all of us!
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