February 12th, 2008
October 3rd, 2007
First they came for the child_free
But I was not CF, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the pro-ana and trolls,
But I was neither, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the veg*ns
But I was not one, so I did not speak out.
And then they came for the assholes,
And there was no one left to lol at.
October 2nd, 2007
If there is someone that you miss dearly, for any reason, post this exact sentence in your journal.
September 21st, 2007
|03:56 pm - I wants this.|
I have to stop with the lolcat speech.
But I want this.
September 5th, 2007
September 4th, 2007
|12:07 pm - three-day weekends == love|
It's Tuesday, but it feels like Monday.
My boss is back from Ecuador.
I made carrot cake cupcakes and I keep eating them.
I am enjoying howrse.com, everyone should play. It takes a week or so to get fun, but it's still entertaining for a few minutes a day. List me as your sponsor, pleasepinchme. :P
September 2nd, 2007
|05:49 pm - yay i are speshul!|
yay new user pics!
August 28th, 2007
August 27th, 2007
|09:40 am - I will now title my posts.|
...great way to read the news or livejournal groups.
June 2nd, 2006
|04:27 pm - <3 Colbert!|
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) Tuesday released the
following statement in response to the news that Stephen Colbert will
speak at the 2006 Knox College commencement:
"Stephen, Congratulations on being asked to speak at the 2006 Knox
College Commencement. This is an enormous honor and on behalf of the
people of Illinois, I'd like to welcome you to our state. As you know, I
was invited to speak at Knox after my keynote address at the 2004
Democratic National Convention and subsequent election to the United
States Senate. Your convention speech must also have gone really well to
have been invited. It's weird that I didn't read about it somewhere.
"Before you deliver your remarks in front of literally millions fewer
people than you would at say, a nationally televised political
convention, I'd like to offer you a few words of advice. First, I know
you're fond of your Peabody Awards, whatever those are, but I'd
recommend not bringing them. The students at Knox are down to earth and
not impressed by materials possessions like my Grammy Award for Best
Spoken Word Album.
"Second, use hand sanitizer after the Pumphandle. Lots of germs there. I
cannot stress this enough.
"And finally, don't forget to bring the Truth. I'd recommend putting it
in your carry-on bag rather than in your checked luggage. O'Hare Airport
is notoriously unreliable.
"To the Knox College class of 2006, I'm sorry I won't get to speak with
you this year, but congratulations and best of luck. You make us all
February 10th, 2006
Apparently "syzygy" is an actual word. It's some type of math term. Of some sort. A collection of
celestial bodies polynomials. Or... something.
1. Comment here and I'll pick one of your LJ interests and draw a picture using the mighty MS Paint.
2. You have no say in what I draw for you, or in how much it will suck!
3. Put this in your journal along with the pictures people drew for you (or, you know, not).
( Megan drew this for me!!!!!! It's Galesburg! (AKA Old Main in the middle of a cornfield with a squirrel trying to take over Old Main!)Collapse )
( And the one from Susannah.Collapse )
January 23rd, 2006
Wow! That Antiques on Main burned down! I might go out later between lunch and work and take pictures or maybe after class today. It apparently collapsed into the American Red Cross, too. So the Red Cross was offered office space at work here if the can use it or if they need it. I'm sure they need it. Wow. It's.... very empty over there.
January 20th, 2006
This made me happy. No reason really. It just did. :)
January 9th, 2006
"When faced with danger, the octopus can wrap six of its legs around its head to disguise itself as a fallen coconut shell and escape by walking backwards on the other two legs, scientists discovered."
December 12th, 2005
PS: Happy birthday, Mary Zirkle. ♥
November 12th, 2005
Has anyone had experience with Deep Discount DVD? Let me know, good and bad. Online reviews seem to be generally iffy, with many people saying they were added to a list that charged them $9/month without them realizing they signed up for it. Some people said it was a great experience and others said their orders took a long time and customer service was bad, including indicating that an out of stock item was actually in stock.
November 11th, 2005
On the East side of Old Main, there is a sleeping or dead racoon in a flower bed. A security guy and a maintence guy are standing there... looking slightly confused about how to deal with it. You can SEE their brains saying "What if it's alive? What if it's dead? What if it bites me? How am I going to move it? WHAT IF IT'S ALIVE??"
I was funny. I wish I had my camera. I guess you had to be there to understand.
November 9th, 2005
|01:18 pm - You don't have to, I just want to be like everybody else!|
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want, either good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.
November 3rd, 2005
Okay, so I know I'm a dork. And I stopped listening to Hanson in like 8th grade. But I still LOVE THEM. So.
You need to CLICK RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW and vote for Escape from Earth to open for Hanson! Please?
I'll... I'll IM you a couple of EfE's songs if you vote! (I've already sent one to Megan, at one point. It was some anonymous music sendy thing. She liked it.)
Even if you hate Hanson, EfE is SO WORTH IT!
November 2nd, 2005
|11:05 am - test|
I'm checking out the new "My LJ"/LJ portal thing. It's... different. I'm not very good at adapting to change.
Sometimes it makes me cry.
October 30th, 2005
This is very Galesburg.
October 27th, 2005
I've been a little confused for the past two days.
My clock, which is always 10 minutes fast, is 12 minutes fast. It's a pain in the ass to set the time, so I'm not sure I want to.
But I don't want to be confused!
In better news:
I finished the program that was assigned today and is due Monday for baby CS! I'm proud of myself!
October 20th, 2005
October 9th, 2005
I would like to borrow someone's copy of Barenaked Ladies "Everything to Everyone" because I've never heard all the songs and I would like to listen to the CD. I've only heard "Maybe Katie" from the CD. Does anyone have it and are they willing to lend it to me?
ADD: Susannah is the wuvvums! :)
October 4th, 2005
The Walmart website is defective. On target.com if you look up jersey knit sheets... that's what you get. But walmart.com sends you to this: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=1603343
October 1st, 2005
September 30th, 2005
September 17th, 2005
Kathleen A. Bertoglio of Buffalo Grove
Services for Kathleen A. Bertoglio (nee Sulik), 58, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Born Feb. 10, 1947, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Evanston Hospital. Kathleen touched the lives of many throughout her 34-year teaching career for Des Plaines School District #62. She was the wife of James Bertoglio; mother of Kathryn (Brian) Bertoglio-Harris; daughter of Anton and Hazel Sulik; sister of Carl (Nancy) Sulik, Raymond (Sue) Sulik and Charles Sulik; aunt of Jennifer, Christopher, Jason, Matthew, Thomas and Scott Sulik; Amy and Matthew Pemberton and Brad and Bryan Bertoglio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Door Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 269119, Chicago, IL 60626 or Illinois Eye Bank, 800 S. Wells, Ste. #105, Chicago, IL 60607-4554. For information, 847-253-5423.
Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on 9/17/2005.
September 16th, 2005
Mrs. Bertoglio died last night. Robby said she had a stroke last week.
This is what Dino said: The wake is going to be Sunday from 3-9 at Oehler's Funeral Home in Arlington Heights.
September 10th, 2005
Today was the Humane Society day at the Sandburg Mall here in Galesburg. They had two cats and two dogs. One dog was a lab mix. He was CUTE and all black with like 3 white hairs on the tip of his tail. The other dog was an Australian Cattle Dog. He had great ears. :) The one cat was black and sweet with a runny eye like my black dog Nikki. And then there was Ice. I almost took him back to school with me, but pets are not allowed so I didn't want to take a chance on losing him. He is a long-haired white cat with one gold eye and one BLUE EYE! He was SOOOO CUTE. He's a lap cat but they don't know if he likes kids or other animals and in my house (or even at Ben's house) it's very important to like other animals. But he was so playful and cute and sweet. I wanted him to be my baby. But I also didn't want Monster to be jealous. When she dies, I want a cat like Ice. With a gold eye and a blue eye. :) Hehe. I will name the new cat "Moebius". :)
September 6th, 2005
August 16th, 2005
HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY TONY!
August 3rd, 2005
1. One secret.
2. One compliment.
3. One non-compliment.
4. One love note, but it does not have to be for me.
5. Lyrics to a song.
6. How old you are.
7. How long we've been friends.
8. And a hint to who you are.
9. After you do it for me, put it in your LJ and see who does it for you.
July 10th, 2005
|06:58 pm - Sunburn|
( This is what happens when you're out in the sun in the middle of the day and forget to apply sunscreen to your back.Collapse )
Ben hates my dead skin. I think it's great. He won't peel it. Or look at it.
My brother peeled me but he also said it was gross. He got these two great skin chunks off off my back! They're like an inch and a half long each. :) Almost as long as my index finger! A little longer than my pinky finger.
The dog loves it, even if the boys don't love it. She thinks it's tasty.
June 27th, 2005
November 10th, 2004
If you're going to read my livejournal, it's not always smart to put any stock into anything I say.
November 16th, 2003
If you don't wanna read this, stop reading it.
These are the rules:
1.) This is my journal. Since it is friend's only, it is your privilege, not right, to be here. It is only by my command that you are allowed to view my inner thoughts, and any freaky ass shit I write about. As this is your privilege, it is subject to revocation at any time, without notice, if I deem you should not longer be privileged to read my journal. This is a safeguard for me. This is to protect me.
2.) My journal is about me! That's right. Mememememememe. Please remember that. I post what I want, not what you want to hear. Everything I post is my opinion. And it is not subject to debate. If I want your thoughts and opinions, I will ask. Otherwise, comments are nice (because I love attention). But this is not the place to challenge me about my opinion. As my journal is not open, neither are my opinions. Some may think this makes me closed minded, but again I see this as a way of protecting myself. I have some opinions that piss off people, and this is my safe haven in which to express those opinions. If I wanted debate, I would go to debate.
3.) You are not obligated to read everything I write. If I am about to post something that may upset people, I will try to remember to put it behind a cut, SO YOU CAN CHOSE OF YOUR OWN FREE WILL if you want to read it. I am not forcing you to read it, so don't whine at me if you read it and don't like it. It's your choice if you want to have a peek at some of my darker thoughts. Keep this in mind, please.
4.) Just because you are on my friend's list does not mean I am obligated to read all of your posts. I can't, and I won't. I don't have the time or the inclination to read hundreds of posts a day from all of my friends. If you consider it truly important for me to know something about you, then there are ways of getting in touch with me. Yahoo! Messenger is one of them. E-mail is another of them. Posting to my journal is another of them. So don't get pissed off if I don't remember that your cat died 4 months ago by getting hit by a Wal*Mart truck on I85 at 5:45am on a Saturday morning. I just cannot, and will not, retain that kind of information. I will try my best, but don't assume I know everything about you.
5.) On the same token, I don't expect you to know everything about me. I will not expect you to remember something that happened to me two years ago that only made it into my journal by some obscure 4 word sentence. If I ask you about said subject, and you don't remember, then I will remind you. I won't get pissed off at you for not knowing.
6.) Let my re-iterate. It is your choice to read anything in my journal. Just because I add you does not mean you have to read anything. You can ignore me if you want to. IT IS YOUR CHOICE.
7.) Sometimes I will make an entry without comments. This is because I do not feel that the entry warrants discussion. DO NOT GO TO ANOTHER OF MY POSTS AND WHINE ABOUT THE COMMENTS OF ONE POST BEING TURNED OFF. If I don't want to discus it, I don't want to discus it, end of story.
Thank you, dafadddu, for these rules.
To add one of my own: If I want something to not be Friend's Only, it won't be. But, as it is, things are generally going to be FRIENDS ONLY.