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We had a great weekend traveling; now that we're back, it's time to pack up the house and get things moving--literally.

Little!Zoas appears to be fairly active these days. I rested my hand on my tummy this morning, and I felt a wee jump of skin, then another. Perhaps I should stop patting my belly.

I've got some catching up to do here on the ol' LJ. I'll be a bit slow at that as I've got a ton o' work this week and next plus packing/moving. If there's something you'd like me to see/think I might enjoy, please drop a link in the comments and I'll move it to the top of the queue.

In the next two days: how I spent my summer vacation and a bit of info about my new pet.
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Pong. Hands down. Perfect game, IMHO.

You can play here.

Testing

Apr. 14th, 2009 06:15 pm
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Have just gotten into the sweet new ride that is Dreamwidth. The name's the same. Not leaving LJ; just wanted to stake a claim yonder.

Thanks to the kind soul who hooked me up with an invite. Happy to pass on the favor as I gain codes to distribute.
fourzoas: (W&G Knitting)
I've never been much for knitted toys, but I might have to succumb to these. LittleZoas needs hand puppets.

Too Real?

Apr. 1st, 2009 10:52 am
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One of my students introduced me to a new (to me, anyway) reality show on the Fox Reality network. The show is called Solitary, and it appears to be setup like a psychological experiment, with contestants in isolation chambers, their every move controlled by a disembodied voice named Val.

I'm not sure what I want to do with this just yet with regard to my class, but I thought I'd ask around to see if any of you are familiar with this one--or if you're not, what your initial response is to the premise. I'm a bit horrified that I wasn't horrified, but intrigued. My co-worker looked a bit queasy when I told him about it.

Link to Fox Reality sites for show:
Solitary v. 2.0
Solitary v. 3.0
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I love this quote from the epic Dalek/Cybermen battle. I know it's cheesy, I know to some it's an OTT moment, but I really, really loved watching them face off at the end of S2.
fourzoas: (LA Meditate)
In honor of my Arkwright-obsession, a meme for Tuesday.

Chakra revealed below )

fourzoas: (DW Geek)
I want to go to bed, but there's another episode of Look Around You on adult swim, and I just can't look away!

My Visitor

Feb. 28th, 2009 08:25 pm
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I've been hosting a special visitor for a few days, and while he's been happily busy helping me grade papers (my life--let me share the excitement), today I was so pleased to take him for an outing. Of course, as he should know by now, nothing is quite what he's expecting.

Where'd you go? )

Toys

Feb. 12th, 2009 05:19 pm
fourzoas: (Leverage--Age of Geek)
I wanted it so badly, but I've been able to shove that want aside, telling myself that it wasn't right yet, that I could wait, that something better would be around the bend.

And then they went and improved it. *cries*

Do I need it? No, of course not. But want is a mighty strong motivator. I suppose I could start trawling eBay to see if I can get a good deal on a first-gen model, but I want the new hawtness.

/whine

Sheepy Toys Below )

Seen

Feb. 11th, 2009 04:16 pm
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Your thoughts?

Posted via LiveJournal.app.

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Just a bit of feline fun under the cut today. Happy Saturday!

Furry fun )

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Yanked this from [livejournal.com profile] hobbitblue.

When you see this post, post a poem to your LJ. She chose one of my favorites (Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art," a gorgeous villanelle), but here's another I quite like. YMMV.

"A Map of Love"
Donald Justice

Your face more than others' faces
Maps the half-remembered places
I have come to while I slept—
Continents a dream had kept
Secret from all waking folk
Till to your face I awoke,
And remembered then the shore,
And the dark interior.

Donald Justice links:
"Men at Forty" (another favorite poem)
Wikipedia entry
The Poetry Foundation
fourzoas: (LA Read)
Today's Booking Through Thursday exhorts us to stray from the usual path (posting on your blog, then linking the post to the BTT blog through comments) and to actually conduct a discussion on the BTT blog itself.

Why I find this amusing below the cut )

fourzoas: (SD Velma book)
Something different for Booking Through Thursday today, and frankly, I could use this difference:

But, enough about books … Other things have words, too, right? Like … songs!

If you’re anything like me, there are songs that you love because of their lyrics; writers you admire because their songs have depth, meaning, or just a sheer playfulness that has nothing to do with the tunes.

So, today’s question?

* What songs … either specific songs, or songs in general by a specific group or writer … have words that you love?
* Why?
* And … do the tunes that go with the fantastic lyrics live up to them?

You don’t have to restrict yourself to modern songsters, either … anyone who wants to pick Gilbert & Sullivan, for example, is just fine with me. Lerner & Loewe? Steven Sondheim? Barenaked Ladies? Fountains of Wayne? The Beatles? Anyone at all…


So what are Zoas fond of? )
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First day back today. Long day. Another long day tomorrow.

Let's have a meme.

That HP one under the cut )
fourzoas: (SD Velma book)
So BTT was not really interesting to me today (I can't remember the topic, and I can't be bothered to find the post), so I thought I'd toss out my own reading-related question:

What's the best thing you've read this year? Yes, I mean in 2009.

What's my answer? )

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Swiped this from [livejournal.com profile] telynor

My magic word under the cut )

fourzoas: (Leverage--Age of Geek)
So the big news on my F-List today regards the announcement that SUP (LJ's owner) has laid off a significant portion of its US support workforce. I gather that the general concern is for a decrease in support for the platform, which I think is valid.

I thought I'd make a post to gather up some links for my own future reference and that might be of use to some of you.

Anyway...what to do? )


ETA: A post on [livejournal.com profile] no_lj_ads regarding the layoffs

ETA 2: Backing up your LJ (Windows)

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Amusements behind the cut )

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