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Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Subject:Quick Update
Time:3:14 pm.
Mood: excited.
Can't talk long, since my parking is running out. But I made it to San Francisco, have moved in (by which I mean inflated my mattress in my new apartment), and I'm having a wonderful time. I'll update more tomorrow, when (theoretically) my internet is installed.
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Monday, November 26th, 2007

Subject:Some thoughts on the Eagles vs the Patriots
Time:5:26 pm.
Mood: tired.
To distract myself from real life....Collapse )
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Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Subject:New Year's Eve Party Survey
Time:10:37 am.
The New Years Eve party this year is going to be a bit different than in years past as we are unable to use the Harris Grill as a venue and thus have looked into other venues. We've narrowed the (rather limited) options down to two potential venues, and as the cost per person will be higher than in the past we wanted to poll people regarding the cost and options. Please note that all costs include open bar and cheese plates/snacks. If you would like to attend this years NYE party, please answer the questions on:

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Friday, September 7th, 2007

Subject:Boardgame night @ The Embassy
Time:3:08 pm.
To celebrate Nick's triumphant return to Pittsburgh (be it ever so short), The Embassy will be hosting a board games night. Party will start around 6pm tomorrow (Saturday), we'll probably BBQ for dinner. Bring games, food, whatever :)
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Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Time:1:35 am.
Mood: tired.
Thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday today. I've been feeling kind of down recently, and all comments were very much appreciated :)
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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Subject:4oJ Announcement. Yes, I know it's super late.
Time:11:24 am.
What: Fourth of July
When: 2pm. June 30th, 2007.
Where: The Embassy of Drunk (email hoffmann@digitalfreaks.org if you don't know where that is)

Standard Party Protocol Applies.
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Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Time:7:45 pm.
Mood: tired.
Merry Cowboys-v-Eagles Eve!
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Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Subject:Merlot? I made it in my toliet.
Time:7:11 pm.
My brother, KT, Strauss and I are going to see "Let's Go to Prison!" at AMC Loews Waterfront 22 at 9:25pm. People should join us.
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Friday, October 27th, 2006

Subject:Embassy Events This Weekend
Time:4:44 pm.
Mood: bored.
Hey, Everyone-

The Embassy will be hosting two events this weekend:

1) WarMachine/Hordes Rumble

What: Giant (30 mm scaled) Steam-Punk Mechs and Beasties Beat Each Other Up!
When: Saturday, 2pm

2) Lynchathon

What: Watch Masterpieces from Director David Lynch! (Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and Mullholland Dr or Lost Highway)
When: Sunday, 3pm

Refreshments will be provided for both events, but donations are appreciated!
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Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Subject:Calling all Philly Faithful
Time:1:42 am.
Mood: excited.
Come watch the Philadelphia Eagles crush the Dallas Cowgirls tomorrow on *the* HD tv. Watch in 42 inches of widescreen glory as Brian Dawkins and Jerimiah Trotter completely disembowel Mr. O.D. Listen to Merril Reese, voice of the Eagles, in 250 thunderous watts of bone crunching noise.

Where: JE's house
When: 4pm
What: Total Domination

Remember: TO puts the OD in Vicodin!
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Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Subject:Penguins Preseason Tickets
Time:12:57 pm.
Mood: busy.
I got 2 free tickets (C section) to the Penguins Preseason opener available. Can't use them because I screwed up the dates :) Leave a comment or email me if you want them.

*EDIT* Tickets are gone. Check back for more; I'm sure I'll have other conficts. Next time, I might even post the date of the game if I'm not a dumbass!
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Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Subject:This post is dedicated to my brother
Time:12:23 am.
Mood: sleepy.
"The great irony is that capitalism, not communism, empowered the worker. It is the liberty to say, 'I quit.' that gives them this power."
- A Berliner I met in an underground club.
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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Subject:Sometimes, I even surprise myself.
Time:12:01 am.
More from ShaderVilleCollapse )
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Time:12:22 am.
Mood: accomplished.
I've been busy for the last couple of days....Collapse )
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Thursday, December 1st, 2005

Time:10:32 am.
Mood: bored.
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

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<i>List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.</i>

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Narrowing this down to 7 songs is hard. In no particular order:

1) Bloodflowers - The Cure (Bloodflowers)
2) Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers (Hot Fuss)
3) Walk the Walk - Poe (Haunted)
4) Blue Orchid - The White Stripes (Get Behind Me Satan)
5) Blood Roses - Tori Amos (Boys for Pele)
6) The Killing Jar - Siouxsie and the Banshees (Peepshow)
7) A Kiss to Build a Dream On - Louis Armstrong (All-Time Greatest Hits)

Runner-Ups/Classics (in case the top 7 are unable to fulfill their duties):

1) Riders in the Sky - Johnny Cash (16 Greatest Hits)
2) Song of Joy - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (Murder Ballads)

Now, TAG:
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Time:1:21 am.
Mood: drained.
On Sunday, while viisting me, my brother ended up having to go to the hospital. It was one of the more harrowing experiences of my life. When we arrived, Tristan was ushered into the back. They didn't take any of his insurance or contact information; and I wasn't allowed to see him for almost 4 hours after he was admitted to the ER.

Before anyone worries, my brother is ok.

However, the last 72 hours have been a whirlwind. Part of me is still trying to sort them out, to separate facts from fears.

I remember calling my parents. I remember talking to my mother on the phone, my mind focusing on a single thought: "Hold it together."

I remember the sight of my brother for the first time, connected to multiple IVs and with sensors strapped to various parts of his body. I remember at that moment how strange and different he looked.

I remember my father walking into the room, following Katie and my mother. I wasn't sure he was going to make the trip out. I'm not sure he knows how much better it made me feel that he did. I'm not sure I could express it to him.

I remember finding out that my brother had another episode while eating I was lunch. I remember the actual taste of the food changing when I found out.

I remember returning home Sunday night. I remember being exhausted, tired, drained - As I lay in bed, I remember crying - in fear of what might have been, and in relief of what wasn't.

I remember waving to my parents and brother as they left the parking garage tonight, headed back to Philadelphia. I remember that feeling.

My brother is ok.

During the entire ordeal, he was amazing. I can only hope I have that strength when I need it.
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Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

Time:10:36 am.
So, I'm in the market for new a new cellphone. I've decided to try a new PDA phone since my schedule is now becoming complex enough that I'd like to keep track of it again. After extensive research, I've narrowed it down to 2 phones. Each phone has a different service as well.

So why do you care? Because I'd really like your opinions. I'm interested in a) what your thoughts are on the two different phones (and specifically palm OS vs Windows Mobile) and b) what you think of Verizon vs Cingular.

My specific needs are, in order of preference:
* Good PIM features - contacts, schedule, notes
* Ease of checking email/IM (note - this includes support of Word document attachements)
* Good 'cellphone' features - formfactor, battery life, clarity, display, etc
* Web browsing

Phone 1:
Treo 650 (Cingular)
* Good form factor - small, good keyboard
* Excellent battery life
* Cheaper ($300)
* Camera
* Faster network in rural areas
* Slower processor
* Slower network in urban areas

Phone 2:
Samsunh SCH-i730 (Verizon Wireless)
* Excellent display
* Fast processor/more memory
* Good support of Word/Excel documents & multimedia
* Good support for web browsing
* Faster network in urban areas
* Comes with two batteries, a small and a large one. You can have good battery life with a bad form factor, or a bad battery life with a good form factor (note - bad battery life means it must be rechared atleast once a day)
* Expensive ($500)
* Slower network in urban areas

The plans are pretty close in features and price (within $10/month), so that difference is relatively negligable. Any thoughts?
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Friday, August 12th, 2005

Subject:More memage
Time:9:31 am.
1) Reply with your name and I'll respond with something random about you
2) I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you
3) I'll pick a flavor/color of jello substance to wrestle with you in (editor's note: I can't stand jello)
4) I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me
5) I'll tell you my first memory of you
6) I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7) I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you
8) If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal. You MUST. It is written.
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Subject:Instead of thinking about life, I'll do a meme instead.
Time:1:16 am.
Mood: pensive.
You scored as Simon, the Doctor.


Simon, the Doctor


Kaylee, the Mechanic


First Mate Zoe


Wash, the Pilot




Captain Malcolm Reynolds


Inara, the "Companion"


Jayne Cobb, resident bad-ass


Shepherd Book


created with QuizFarm.com

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Time:3:27 am.
So, about a month ago, I cut soda from my diet. A few weeks ago, I switched from coffee to green tea in the morning. Between those two, I cut out the vast majority of caffeine from my diet - and I've apparently lost my tolerance for it.

In retrospect, the late night cup of coffee with dinner might not have been a good idea. Stupid no sleep.
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