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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2010 01:25 pm

Ohai LJ.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year and all that jazz.

If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles on Facebook or wherever all the cool kids are at the time.

I'm amazed that some of you still used this site. But the number of you that do is clearly way, way down. I hate the way I have to look at ads when I click over to your entries from FB (due to not being logged in to LJ at the time), and I don't want people having to do that with my posts. I still keep saying "I should totally go back to blogging" but with LJ so unappealing there's a lot of inertia and discovery and setup to overcome if I was going to and I haven't had a sufficient surge of motivation.

I do still miss having usericons to use for moods. I wish FB would add that. But I've gotten so used to clicking "Like" that having to LEAVE A COMMENT saying "THIS" is now tedious. Why can't I have it all in one place? :(

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Mar. 31st, 2010 06:47 pm


Pants fail, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Dec. 1st, 2009 02:36 pm

I am breaking my LJ-retirement to post the BEST Teevee clip of 2009.


Glee Football Dance (single Ladies) HQ Full Video - For more of the funniest videos, click here

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, Sep. 25th, 2009 03:33 pm

The hax LJ got? Not on DW. JUST SAYIN'. Switch!

(Inorite, who am I to talk given I never post to DW myself? If you want me, look for me beneath your boot-soles on Facebook and occasionally Twitter.)

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, Aug. 21st, 2009 11:53 am

Tomorrow, the wish Loge made hundreds of years ago (on Monday) will be fulfilled, and Valhalla will be consumed in a blaze of glory. How does the Andersen family prepare for the end of the world? With a limo ride to a famously delicious restaurant featuring gourmet food, of which each and every component comes from within 100 miles. IT'S ALL ABOUT FOOD.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Mon, Jul. 6th, 2009 10:20 pm

Oh shit, I missed all the election drama*? And Jameth lost again?

I'm equal parts bummed and pleased. OK maybe more pleased.

Not LJing seems to be agreeing with me, though.

I do kinda miss reading about your lives, tho.

One of these months I'll find a compromise other than "read back 500 entries every 3 weeks and give up on the rest". Really.

* After poking around a bit, it turns out there was very little drama and even less lulz. Even the troll v. troll was yawn-tastic. No wonder I stopped coming here!

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, May. 29th, 2009 05:40 am

On one hand, just another "magical girl" show with spiffy transformations. On the other hand, the most Western psychology I've EVER seen in in Anime. Shadows, projections, ego development... and cute chibi characters that float around representing one's repressed self. One of which wears a little green dress, is named "su", and ends most of her sentences with DESU. Unfortunately, she's a cook, not a gardener. See it on crunchyroll.com!


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, May. 3rd, 2009 05:50 pm

I have two dreamwidth invite codes. I'd rather give them to people who actually want to check it out than people that just want to reserve their username. Comments screened, reply with the email address you want the code sent to.

Post coming up addressing some of the most common questions about DW I've seen from LJ people.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, May. 1st, 2009 08:47 am

After a night's sleep, I think maybe I dislike SUP more than whiny fandoms.

angyl.dreamwidth.org

Anybody else considering jumping ship?

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Apr. 30th, 2009 06:26 pm

Everything you need to know about Dreamwidth. Sigh.

In somewhat related news, I'm setting up a blog and personal journal on my own site. I'm using Disqus for at least one of them*, which supports OpenID and Facebook Connect, so we'll have threaded comments you don't need to register for anything else to leave and track. I guess I'll keep the LJ account around just in case, since it's perm. and all.

* I have it set up for the blog portion. I'm still undecided on if I want to link the journal in with all that, especially since based on previous LJ trends I expect the content there to draw way less comments anyway. Not to imply that people don't read or care, but they tend to comment less - and those comments turn into discussions less - on personal rambles, which is fine by me.

Once more, with feeling: BLEH.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Apr. 14th, 2009 09:25 pm

I was out of the loop, but I am told the Dreamwidth is actually happening! I haven't seen any of you mention it, but I thought I'd give this a try just in case: PLS HOOK A GIRL UP K THX. Also pls to using dreamwidth at my-username-minus-the-two-extra-a's dot com so the inviting. Mwah.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Apr. 8th, 2009 03:23 pm

That part where I said I was still reading LJ?

Not really so much anymore.

Not sure if I should do a big purge and try to get the list small enough that I can read it in an hour or two a week, or just hiatus and see what, if anything, I miss.

It would all be so much easier if y'all were just on facebook.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Mar. 29th, 2009 07:51 am

Ladies and gents, just two days remain to pre-order the new Juliana Finch double-CD set for a mere $9. That's like, two mochas. You can skip two mochas to discover awesome new music, right?

Also, I've been re-developing a vague interest in blogging again, but not in coming back to LJ. I haven't stopped reading every couple of days yet, but I think my time of actually updating worth anything here is past. Facebook and Twitter ("angyl") are the places to find me anymore. I totally miss my huge collection of icons. :(

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Mar. 22nd, 2009 08:57 pm


Awww, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Mar. 12th, 2009 10:36 pm

I find it interesting that outside of those that suggest a "brat" phase, there's not really any official scientific subdivisions in the "juvenile" canid phase. PNG is clearly not fully mature yet - he's got more than ten pounds to put on, he's still teething molars, and his longbone spurt hasn't even started yet. But he's also something clearly different from when he was entering the juvenile stage.

Over the past week, he's lost the last of his deciduous canines, made a dramatic leap in his attention span and self-control, and generally started showing signs of "adult brain" peeking up through puppy brain. He's no longer rebellious for the sake of itself, he rebels at very specific times to test very specific rules and rewards. He is much less obnoxious about his needs, but is also much more assertive, specific, and responsive. He understands word-sounds and items associated with his needs; when I'm lucky, he'll do something like bring me his grooming brush or knock the leash off the table or ring the potty bells or bat his empty food bowl around loudly. When I'm less lucky, I can usually run off a verbal list of "noms? water? cuddles? brush? potty? poo? tuggie? play? bone? walk?" and he'll respond with enthusiasm when I hit the right one. I can string two or three words together with gestures and he can often follow and retain a basic compound like "go curb sit cookie" or "up that sit wait". He also seems to have become capable of understanding the concept of waiting for me to finish what I'm right in the middle of before I do whatever he needs, so his interrupts are much less jarring on my brain than they were a month ago, though I still have to box him if I want say a whole hour to focus on something.

We still have bad days sometimes, and I still end each bad day convinced I'm utterly unqualified to be a parental, but on the good days he's a fabulous companion with impressive manners. Six months is coming up, and by then the adult brain should have more influence than the puppy brain on a consistent basis.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Mar. 5th, 2009 07:10 pm

I put on Pink Floyd's The Wall on my iTunes for the first time in YEARS today. (I usually keep it off iTunes because it's no good in rotation, only for sitting down and listening to the whole arc.) I always remember it fondly, but it still somehow always vastly exceeds my expectations. ANYWAY, I was just so overcome with fondness I thought I should post to LJ, so maybe it'll be stuck in your head too.

Also, I saw Australia and I love Baz even more than ever.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Mar. 5th, 2009 04:57 pm


Best brand evan, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Feb. 25th, 2009 08:10 am


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Feb. 18th, 2009 11:12 pm


Such a pretty puppy!, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Feb. 4th, 2009 07:57 pm


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Feb. 1st, 2009 12:38 pm


WARNING:  Possible minor spoilers.  But the plot is to shallow and weak it's not like there's much to spoil.

City of Ember.

Visually, City of Ember is wonderful.  Dark, with artificial light tones and frosty blues bouncing off of decaying rust reds and oranges.  Everything is grimy, slipshod, and even the costumes tell a clear story of items stretched far beyond their usefulness.  It's a grimier, more desperate, and lower-tech version of Gilliam's visual Brazil/12 Monkeys.  The female lead (Saoirse Ronan) looks like a young me (this is why I watched the movie at all).  I mean, she REALLY looks like a young me.  It's CREEPY.

Sadly, eye candy and Saoirse Ronan are pretty much the extents of what this movie has to offer.  The plot is hollow and weak - over 200 years ago, the surface people sent their kids down to this underground city - which seems to be more like a town, and seems to be running out of genetic diversity - which also still gets air and water from aboveground, even allowing a note tied to a rock to be dropped into the city from above, spoiling the notion it was to avoid nuclear contamination or something.  They were supposed to come out YEARS ago, but the bad guys lost the sacred manual for how to escape and now they're trapped in a world that's falling apart, like the communist empire or something.  GEE I WONDER IF IT'S A METAPHOR?!?  The adults are all complacent or corrupt, and it's up to the bright-eyed children who still care to rescue them all before time runs out.  Giant CGI moles and insects roam around, but only ever damage bad guys, and carefully avoid the kids on their triumphant climb to the surface, where people used to be obsessed with holding babies.  We're never actually told why they were sent down there, why it didn't immediately become a Lord of the Flies situation, what made the moles so big, why there needed to be a flume ride escape route, if there were any other humans left, or why this malnourished, contrived plot made it to production.  Personally, I would have preferred to see Piggy get sent flying down the flume ride by a big rock in the hormonal chaos when the city was first founded than the so-called storyline they shoved into the beautiful set and costuming work.

Rating: As with the ill-fated Final Fantasy movie, rent it when you want something very pretty with no substance.  And a lead that looks like me when I was a kid.

Originally posted on angyl.vox.com


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sat, Jan. 31st, 2009 09:01 pm


Dinopuppah, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Jan. 29th, 2009 08:00 am

Today, PNG is going to the V-E-T for his first checkup and puppyshots. I caught him chewing on the post-it note with his appointment details - SNEAKY SNEAKY! Soon we'll be able to start socializing him with other dogs! It's the beginning of a whole new era!

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Jan. 21st, 2009 09:09 pm

I think this year would be an excellent time for the return of the over-the-top Sunday hat. I call dibs on the '30s shoe hat from Brazil!

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 05:21 pm
If someone had told me in middle school that when I was 32 I'd watch America inaugurate its first black President... and that I'd be watching it on my computer while chatting realtime with an extended network of friends all over the world, I woulda looked at them like they were crazy.

<3 U FUTURE.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Jan. 20th, 2009 09:23 am

ELECTRIC TUBES! FOOD ON OUR FAMILY! AWESOME HATS! SCIENCE! SAKE!



P.S. If anybody finds a place to get that Air & Simple Gifts song on the mp3, hook me up.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Jan. 18th, 2009 05:20 pm


Upside down nap, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sat, Jan. 17th, 2009 07:50 pm

OK PEOPLE I WATCHED BSG.

I DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING.

DAMN GOOD WRITING.

(Still not sure it was worth THAT MUCH waiting...)

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, Jan. 16th, 2009 05:59 pm


Hopecakes, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Jan. 15th, 2009 02:51 pm


Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Jan. 14th, 2009 04:37 pm

PNG is now 16 pounds, and big enough to get into everything short of the counters. When he's full-grown, he'll be a danger to the edge of counters and kitchen tables. He's also in full-bore brat mode, a stage that generally lasts until the end of teething around 6 months. He hasn't started losing his milk teeth yet, tho. I absolutely can't leave him unsupervised while I do something at all anymore, he's destroying something new in under 5 minutes. So our day consists mostly of him spending time locked in the bathroom, or being outside running around to try to exhaust him. He's safe when he's asleep, at least. But when he curls up against me just before bed and puts his little paw in my hand and rests his head on my elbow, or when he tickles Hans by licking his ears, that helps me get through the next day.

I can't believe I haven't lost 10 pounds from walking and running him around for hours every day, though. WTF?

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Jan. 13th, 2009 07:45 pm

Puppy's life: Wake up, potty, play, number two, OMNONOM, nap, brat, play, potty, nomstick, brat, nap, potty, play, number two, OMNOMNOM, brat, walk, more noms, nap, potty, play... More or less in that sort of order, over and over again. So much biology.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Mon, Jan. 12th, 2009 05:02 pm


Horde, originally uploaded by angyl.

I got png a big bag of toys from costco. He piled them up and is
trying to play with all of them at once.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Jan. 11th, 2009 02:07 pm

Seagate totally changed their registration page!

Before there was a long list of redundant useless questions that I used to write haikus into, and it didn't work if you logged in, you had to log OUT then put your info in afresh. Now it's got a nice shiny GUI and emails you a confirmation when you're done, and you don't have to search for your drive model, their system figures it out from the serial #. So it's much improved...but I kinda miss writing haikus about fail for a faceless marketing drone.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 03:39 pm

If you are on the facebook and we are not connected, leave me the info to find you. Comments screened. Or find me, Angyl (Futurama robot's name).

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Fri, Jan. 9th, 2009 01:05 pm

For your lulz.

Here and here.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Jan. 8th, 2009 12:51 pm

I seem to have a thing for funny-looking uppity politicians.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Tue, Jan. 6th, 2009 09:00 am

LJ Layoffs. See link.

http://bryant.livejournal.com/659249.html

We should keep in mind that they migrated the data out to a new system fairly recently, and they might just be consolidating things over to russia.

I'm using this as an excuse to move ahead with closing down shop here though. LJ's an ex-trend populated with fandom and other fringes anymore. Everybody's on Facebook and Twitter for social and blogs are just another click in the RSS reader now.

EDIT: If you're on a mac, I recommend using this to backup:
http://antennapedia.livejournal.com/266462.html

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Thu, Jan. 1st, 2009 01:11 am


BUKKIT!, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008 03:23 pm


Squeek!, originally uploaded by angyl.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008 01:49 pm

I suppose the standout day I'll remember this year by was October 5. That's the day Hans and I sat at brunch and drew a picture of us with the Greenhaus in crayons, before putting an offer on it that evening. It's also the day PNG was born, and while we didn't know it at the time, we still included a fluffy puppy in our drawing.

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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Dec. 31st, 2008 01:21 pm

Mayor Nickels apparently got enough shit over snowpocalypse that he's actually going to let the city salt, lest we hire someone else who would.

I'm all for saving the fishies and all, but sometimes you need to be prepared snow the sark. "Intentionally packing the snow on major routes" MY ASS. Every city in the civilized world that can reasonably expect to get snowed on has better ways of handling it than Nickels did this year.

In other news, I've discovered a new form of PMS: PNG Monster Syndrome. It's like regular PMS, except it's caused by a fluffy puppy's brattiness, and it can strike AT ANY TIME. SIGH. How long until he grows up?

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