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21 December 2008 @ 03:17 pm
Multipost updateyness...  
Mainly I'm posting because this is the first real down time I've had this weekend and I felt like connecting with my friends. Busy, busy weekend.

We delivered presents to mom Saturday morning and then drove to Montclair to (poorly) help my stepfamily make the traditional Christmas tamales. After the tamale making there's always a HUGE meal of mainly traditional Mexican foods, which is always so delicious I nearly damage myself.

Then Martin and I drove home, dressed up like hippies and went to a "Blast from the Past" party at our Pastor/Preacher/Priest/Sermonizing God Guy's house. I HOPE to post some pictures later, as the team we were on with Alex and Destiny won the team prize, and Martin and I won the karaoke prize as well. We sang Mack the Knife as a duet and with a couple of other people (a foursome) sang I'm a Believer. For this we won an Electric Lizard. I have no idea how we won, we were up against a team with one of the church song leaders on it. Still, when you win an electric lizard in a church party for karaoke, you have to post.

Heading over to Jason's now for a pleasant little dinner. I wanted to update and throw multipostness at ya'll, though ^-^


De smart girls, dey like the boozamahol!


Okay, I know I can be a little... organized at times. But even I have my limits. I saw an article today entitled "How to Organize Your Junk Drawer." Ummm, hello, it's a junk drawer! While I like to sort my clothes by type in my closet so I can find things easier, organizing a JUNK DRAWER?? I think that's a sign of mental illness...


"This is a hold up! Give me all your money!"

"Ha ha! Get a job LOSER!"

"Then give me YOUR money, wage slave!"

"Umm.... I haven't got any either..."


Admit it. Sometimes your brain is going so fast you just can't sleep. Or else you're just too wired in general. Well now, there's help.


...and you're welcome.
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: "Mele Kalikimaka" by Bing Crosby
postrophe on December 22nd, 2008 08:31 am (UTC)
Didn't find a way to search the sleepy site by category... (wanted to see if anyone had posted an owl...)
Frittersfritters on December 22nd, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's poorly organized. I wanted to have it arrange the videos by rating.
Frittersfritters on December 23rd, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
They do have things assorted by tags. There's a bird page and currently three vids on it...

Gordonbaron_waste on December 26th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

Um… Hi!

You don't know me from a tree stump, but thudpucker does; and he recommended that I make contact with you. I've done more than that - I've friended you as well. 99% of my journal is below ground, and if I didn't, you'd see nothing.

Certainly nothing of why I'm saying hi

I moderate althistory, which you are welcome to explore and join if the idea interests you. An idea of mine, I'm trying to explore and expand into - dare I say it - a marketable, money-making form. (Along the way, I may found a new literary niche to rival the “vampire lover” novels that currently glut the romance-novel market while shelves groan under their weight.)

What I'm writing, is an alternate-history romance novel. A romantic-suspense novel, technically, and so far it's been a hoot.

But as you see, I have setting issues. I lived in Glendale when I was six; I haven't seen LA since - which may be just as well, because what I'm imagining is more Philip Marlowe's LA than the modern version. There are no freeways; the Yellow Cars still run, and you can still see the San Gabriel hills in the distance.

I'm going to do my own research, but you've been suggested as a, well, a sort of “beta-historian tester,” so if I suspect that I'm making any howling bounders - or if I'm simply stuck - I'd like to be able to ask you.

If you don't mind.

- Gordon.

Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on December 26th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
You don't know me from a tree stump, but thudpucker does

Actually he mentions you all the time.

And I'd love to help! I don't know how good I'll be at it, but I can be a first line of defense...

And if this is alternate history it's not required to be screamingly accurate, though, is it? You mention the 30s and the 50s in your post. How exactly are you combining this? I'm confused...
Gordon: Alternate Historybaron_waste on December 27th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)

You mention the 30s and the 50s in your post. How exactly are you combining this?

It is, technically, Anno Domini 1,955. But what we think of as The Fifties® isn't happening: There's a War on instead.

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the houses of its children.

“This is not a way of life.... Under the cloud of war, it is humanity hanging itself on a cross of iron.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech. April 16, 1953.
And it's been going on since 1914.
Each bloc has its agents of influence; Paris and Mexico City swirl with spies, while the war effort employs scientists, engineers, technicians of every description. Mercenaries and freebooters and partisans fight on all sides. Arms manufacturers enjoy the prestige - and income - of the largest automakers of our world. The governments of the world lean against each other, define themselves and maintain themselves and their societies in opposition to their entrenched enemy - on both sides of the Line. It is a surprisingly stable, relatively prosperous and reassuring arrangement. Everyone dreams of the better life to come, "after the War is over" - yet to the Powers that Be, the end of the Great World War would be a social and economic disaster…

Thus I point to the 1930s, and wartime, because that's all that's managed to happen so far. The intellectual and financial capital needed to build The Future, Today… simply isn't available.