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OMG Things!
    THINGS!
  1. Would the world please shut up about Indian Jones movie? Even WPR is mentioning it.
  2. Don't Shoot the Puppy
  3. Dear diary - have you added the feed?
  4. Totally didn't work on my website this week since I didn't go hang at the market. I guess I did that 5 miler instead...
  5. Living where I live means no easy start or end to a run but I don't want to drive somewhere else. That seems self-defeating.
  6. But I want to run around the lakes at some point this month.
  7. yay more application camp this month. Three certifications to finish this month. :)
  8. Mm.. bonuses that I probably shouldn't use to buy a new camera....
  9. Totally made it to the gym this morning. And planning a run this afternoon. I am a machine.
  10. Dude. WPR trying to raise $15,000 this hour. Go Pledge! (Wish I hadn't already as I'd like the book offered currently.)

And finally, a creepy statue at Epic's learning center:
Creepy Little Girl Statue

Current Mood: okay okay

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bizarre From: bizarre Date: October 13th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have heard about this statue.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Someone gave it a banana a few weeks ago.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: October 13th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
ha ha ha

do ppl do things like that often?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
My office mate leaves pennies on random things all over the buildings. Someone chocolate bombed someone on my team. Another person had their cube wrapped entirely in foil.
bizarre From: bizarre Date: October 13th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
hijinks! I love it!
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 13th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
What is the news? Is it just that the DVD release, or are they starting a new set of films with Shia LaBouf or some such?

I someday want to be able to trail run in the Arboretum. This may mean that I have to bike or bus over there first, but I won't mind. I think of it as the equivalent to driving across town to Woodman's instead of going to the mediocre Copps near my house.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
News? What News? The thing WPR mentioned? it was more that they used the movie theme music to introduce their adventuring segment. It just seems to be everywhere.

I want to run the arboretum this month too while the colors are pretty. It just seems wrong to drive there before hand. And I am not so good with my bike - plus, I need to tune it up.. just in time for winter. Bikes are just uncomfortable for me with one hand adn balance and what not.

I should probably just suck it up. How long are the various arboretum trails?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: October 13th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh come now, if you can live with hearing John Williams everywhere, then you can deal with this.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It has nothing to do with John "I'm Ubiquitous" Williams and everything to do with the inundation of the new movie. It's just annoying. I hear it was the worst in the series but they're trying SO HARD to sell it.

I judge them. Especially George Lucas.

I mostly enjoy John Williams. He's adept.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: October 13th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think it was really a selling ploy from Spielburg? I mean, that they actually make mention of him or the like? Because it could just be someone saying, "Hey, this sounds good and everyone loves Indy so let's see if we can use this out of inspiration from the movie!"

I would think even he would have standards.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: October 13th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
You just said "will everyone stop talking about Indiana Jones," and I thought - wait, that came out last May! What could people still be talking about?

I'm not sure how long the trails are, but they connect into a network, and so you could loop out onto the road at some points, too. I've seen lots of runners there. Maybe you could connect it with another trip, like after the Farmer's Market?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, it's the damn DVD release this week.

I've considered that. I'd have to convince lady_fox either to run with me or chill while I run since we car pool to market.

I'd really like to run around the capitol and such while she's helping alyska at her booth, but then I'd either have too be sweaty for the morning and afternoon or drive home to shower and drive back to get her. So, that's ultimately more driving. And being sweaty all day after a run would be kinda gross. :/

Meh, I say!

Edited at 2008-10-13 02:25 pm (UTC)
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 13th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
The latest episode of south park was this utterly stupid thing about the new indiana jones movie- they spent the whole episode crying and traumatized because they raped indiana jones by making a bad movie with him in it. It was horribly unfunny and obnoxious.

Is number 3 supposed to be blank?
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, three was a link to today's dear diary post. Meh. Darn LJ client undo function working incompletely.

Mm.. South Park. I should start DVRing new episodes.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 13th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I WANNA SEE!

Feel free to skip South park's episode 8 of this season, not even worth sitting through.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should add the feed! Or watch the site. Ugh. too many places I'm trying to maintain this. :/

Also, I updated the entry.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: October 13th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have the feed added already, I just don't read my Flist at work. I would have been SEEN it tonight.

Edited at 2008-10-13 05:07 pm (UTC)
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll seen you.
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: October 13th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. Like most people, Indy was a hero of mine growing up. In seconds grade I wanted to be an archaeologist like him. I haven't seen the movie yet because the alien thing concerns me and I really dislike Lucas. When I see it I wont mention it to you.

2. Hilarious

3.

8. DO IT!

And that horrible statue is freaking awesome.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I haven't see the new one either. I'm a little scared. I went to undergrad where the myth was born, where the real "Indian Jones" taught (Roy Chapman Andrews). So I'm especially concerned that Lucas made bad monkey love all over the character in this one.

2. So hard not to shoot the pup...

3. ?

8. ENABLER!
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: October 13th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
3. Yours was blank so... I thought I was funny.

8 I KNOW!! Do it. Rent and electricity can wait. Hell, buy a nice medium format film and that way those silly lights that wont turn on now adds to your home made darkroom!
And really, whats the point of eating if you can't document the event? I say fuck those student loans. If school has taught you anything it's that you can forget everything for the 125th of a second it takes you to press the shutter.
Rent only lasts a month, food much less then that. The work you make with a new camera is forever. depending what you print it on.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
3. OH. I fixed the hell out of that. :)

8. These are all excellent ideas. Excellent and reasonable. Excellent, reasonable, and a great way to lose weight.
tiny_josser From: tiny_josser Date: October 13th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I am so there for you. If you need anymore help making life decisions just let me know.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: October 13th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like that you're the closest person I know to living in Silent Hill.

Have you read Veils? If yes, let me know what you think of the graphic storytelling. If no, go read it and let me know what you think of the pictures.
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd not seen that. I'll pick up a copy next time I'm near a comic shop.. if they have it.

You're curious what I think of manipulated photography in comics? There's a comic based on Poe's life that does that which I love. I can't recall the title though.
From: natural_path Date: October 13th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whoa, thats some creepy shit.
love it.
love love love it.

except maybe for the box shes standing on, and the plug-ins.
...photoshop!
:D
abmann From: abmann Date: October 13th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think removing the outlets is valid. I don't know if removing the box is worth it; it could look like just some creepy girl rather than a creepy girl statue which is that much more creepy.
toasteraviator From: toasteraviator Date: October 14th, 2008 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
2. I didn't think there was a way to not shoot the puppy because it just kept shooting it right away, but then I didn't move my cursor for some reason and it stopped shooting the puppy and I was so happy! Having a track pad helps I'm sure.
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