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Lori
10 September 2007 @ 07:05 pm
Game will be available at Gamestops everywhere tomorrow. Me = psyched. I preordered mine a few weeks ago, so I just have to go grab it on my way home from work. Happy as I am, though, it might be good if I went and finished up Vol. 2. Heh
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
 
 
Lori
09 August 2007 @ 01:16 pm
Been busy lately. Seems like I've had something going on every weekend. It's also been keeping me rather tired though. Go fig.

Got my hair cut a couple weeks ago. I'm still trying to find a short style that works. This one isn't it. Of course, he did exactly what I asked him not to do all around and then charged me extra for it, so it's no surprise I'm unhappy. Still, this makes me feel like I'm in 4th grade all over again. Ew...

We finally switched our licenses and plates over the to CT variety. It's good to have that taken care of. My license picture is ok. My hair is all frizzy, but at least I've lost the jaundiced look. Now I just have to remember to mail the old plates back to MA.

The new job is mind-numbing. I have to share an office with two people. One never gets off the phone, so I never have a moment's peace. I know more about her friends' various sex lives than I ever needed to just from overhearing her half of these never-ending conversations. She's in Las Vegas until next week, though, so I have a temporary reprieve. The other, who was a drama queen in the extreme, left and has been replaced by someone who grates on my every last nerve just by existing. I'm not sure how she manages to function in any office ever. She seems totally incapable of even using basic excel functions. She didn't know how to make the cells bigger for crying out loud! I have never been more sure just how overqualified I am for this job. I just have to keep telling myself, only 10 more months.

Of course, what I'm doing when I leave here is still totally up for debate. I'm still trying to get the apartment in order, so I haven't even started looking into programs yet. I need to get on that. Still have no idea what I want to do, but anything where I actually need to use my brain would be nice at this point.

At any rate, that's the basics of my life right now. How're you?
 
 
Current Mood: boredbored
 
 
Lori
26 July 2007 @ 08:40 am
Little Loki-mouse has passed on. He was such a crotchety old man hamster, we knew the time would come. Still, I was very sad to see that he was gone when I got up this morning. Rest well my tiny furry friend. We love you.
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
 
 
Lori
23 July 2007 @ 06:29 am
Read the entirety of Harry Potter 7 yesterday. Now I just need someone else who's finished it to talk to. (Ry clearly couldn't start reading until I was done. :P)
 
 
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
 
 
Lori
20 July 2007 @ 06:48 am
Life has been super busy lately with the new job and everything. Seems like I'm busy with something every day and I just haven't slowed down. Life is good though.

We went to Connecti-Con last Saturday. That was fun. We're considering going to Anime Boston 2008 now. Whee!

We saw Harry Potter 5 in 3D IMAX on Monday. Very nice. I really like the flow of the movie. I think they've this is the best they've done with a Harry Potter movie since the first one. The flight scene at the end in 3D was amazing too. Now to go buy my book Sunday (I'm out all day Saturday) and stick my nose in it all day. Must know how it ends.

In other news, here's a new .hack//GU Vol. 3 video for those of you who are interested: .hack//G.U. Vol 3: REDEMPTION - Promo Movie
 
 
Current Mood: groggygroggy
 
 
 
Lori
02 July 2007 @ 08:54 am
Disney & Pixar's newest movie, Ratatouille, is amazingly cute. The little rat is so lovable and cuddly, you just want to take him home.

Now, I know that not all of you out there are rat fans, but try to look past that. That's what this movie is all about, looking past appearances and backgound to see who a person really is. I think it was such a good way to get that message across.

Really think about the idea, a rat who's a gourmet chef? That can't happen. The mere idea of rodents in the kitchen makes most people cringe. My mother has conniption fits because I let my rats eat off the saucers, even though neither I, nor anyone else ever uses them. (It should be noted at this point that I do not live with my mother. Those are my dishes to do with as I please.) Just the thought of them using anything resembling a real plate gives her hysterics. Paper plates, fine, but tea saucers, oh no.

Still, there he is, little Remi the gourmet, and he does it so well. The message, not everyone is a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. I hope that this adorable little movie can help more people see that. Also, since most animal movies end in a cry of hundreds of children spontaneously wanting a new pet, I hope that this movie will help more people understand that pet rats are wonderful little creatures full of fluff and love. Rats get such a bad rap, I really hope that this can help change that.
 
 
Current Location: Work...sort of...
Current Mood: groggygroggy
 
 
 
Lori
28 June 2007 @ 08:42 am
I wanted to make a "Yippee Kayay MotherFucker!" icon, but I couldn't find an image I liked enough to turn into that type of icon. Thus, Ted EMP-blasting will have to do.

This movie was incredibly awesome. I think they did an incredible job of keeping things current. There was plenty of witty banter and non-stop action. It was just what I want to see in a Die Hard movie. I love these, but I have to admit that even though I was dying to see it, I was a little afraid it would suck becuase it's been so long. Let's face it, as much as I love Bruce, he's getting old. They made it work wonderfully though.

I was glad to see they weren't trying to pretend he was still in his 30s. His daughter was in college. Her whole role in this was a nice touch.

I'm really very impressed. :)
 
 
Current Location: Work...sort of...
Current Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
Lori
27 June 2007 @ 12:17 pm
So, we had a big picnic today. Very yummy. I ate waaaay too much food. I had a cheeseburger, some ribs, baked beans, grilled zucchini, cole slaw, and an ice cream sundae. On top of that, I came back to my office with a small bag of popcorn and a thing of cotton candy (on a stick like you get at the carnival) which I will now spend the afternoon trying not to eat. So good.

Finally got access to the systems I need to do my job, so I'm starting to actually do stuff today. Still short a computer and working off the loaner, though, and I also still don't have my access badge, so I'm still getting escorted everywhere.

Still, at least things are starting to pick up. :)
 
 
Current Location: Work...sort of...
Current Mood: fullstuffed
 
 
Lori
26 June 2007 @ 11:32 am
Full Story Here

I picked this up on MSN today, randomly surfing because I still have nothing to do at work yet. This guy is an idiot. The basic rundown is that this jockey got headbutted by his horse, so he kicked it in the stomach. Now he has a 30 day suspension from racing and a $1000 fine. He thinks the punishment was too harsh and doesn't stand up to what others have been hit with for similar incidents in the past.

Here's the kicker though:
Molina said. "I'm not trying to justify it. I shouldn't have done what I did. Did I hurt the horse? Did I try and hurt the horse? That's not what I did."

Of course that's what you did, moron. Do you really think kicking the horse didn't hurt it? /sigh

If I were the horse's owner, he'd be out of a job. I don't see how you can work with horses on a regular basis like that and still find any way to reason out kicking one in the stomach.
 
 
Current Location: Work...sort of...
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed