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Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy



Fucking Awesome.

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Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v. show

Uhhh Hmm. There aren't any terrible ones that I can think of, really. Maybe either The Order 23 Job or The Three Days of the Hunter Job. I really hate the types of mental deception they use in these episodes, as it reminds me of the hazing I endured during my Candidate Process for my fraternity. Even if people "deserve" their fate, I still don't enjoy watching it happen. It's a type of squick, I guess.

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bazolomew: (Leverage Christian Stripping)
So I know I keep posting writing things and then not doing them... that's mostly due to my work schedule. We're fighting to stay on top of the build right now, which means the rest of this week is long hours with the potential of working Saturday. This sucks for two reasons: first, it's due to 4 projects that need to be done but are not mine, meaning I might have to work Saturday and there's nothing I can do to prevent it, and second, the gaming convention I've been looking forward to in San Luis Obispo starts Friday and I'm going to potentially miss half of it.

The worst part about all these extra hours is the fact that I don't get paid to work them. I'm on a flat contract agreement that doesn't change based on hours worked. This is one of the problems with my line of work. At this stage of the career, you're lucky to be paid at all (most internships are non-paid) and when you are paid, it's barely enough to live on yet you're working 50-60 hours a week. To put it in perspective, were I working a 40 hour week every week, I'm being paid $6 an hour. Since I'm working more than that (and it fluctuates) I'm being paid probably about $4-5 an hour. And they can do that because it's not a real "paid" position. It's paid in scholarship form. I'm technically not "working" in California, I'm a "student". And as all you students out there know, students have no rights.

I'm just lucky that I have a mother who's willing to help me out, or I don't know how I'd be living right now.

But yeah, that's why I haven't been around/productive. I've been working, then coming home, watching an episode of something or reading things on here for a bit, then falling asleep around 9:30pm and doing it again the next day.

Only one meme for now, as I have to get ready for work.

Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite t.v. show

Since my favorite television show is currently Leverage, my favorite episode is 100% The Two Live Crew Job. We get to see the opposites of all our crew, as well as our crew face off in a real struggle against them. I love the face-offs between all of them. Wil Wheaton versus Hardison was classic, and I LOVED both the first meeting and the spectacular fight between Eliot and Mikel. Their fight is probably the hottest thing they've ever shown on the show. And Parker being pickpocketed was great... but what really makes those scenes is that they used Apollo Robbins, their technical consultant who has been teaching them all this stuff. I have to admit, I've got a bit of a thing for Apollo now.

And the final wrap up with Apollo and Parker unlocking locks and Eliot and Mikel discussing scars then bringing out handcuffs and Eliot getting all flustered...

Unf. Such a great episode. I can't wait to see them back again.

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Day 23 → A YouTube video



I love everything this guy does. His Deadpool episodes are PERFECTLY in character and an absolute joy to watch. Can't recommend this guy enough.

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Day 05 - A show you hate

Tough, as there's so much CRAP television being forced into mainstream "culture" nowadays. Almost all reality shows count, but especially the ones like "Tool Academy" and "Flavor of Love". That pretty much covers it. I hate specific shows for certain reasons, like "Lost". Never seen it, but I'm so tired of hearing about it that I pretty much will never watch it. Same with "24" and a few other prime time shows.

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On a different note, I don't have cable so I can't watch the season premiere of Leverage tonight. I'm trying desperately to find a torrent but I don't think I'm going to tonight. I suppose I should sign up for Itunes again, just so I can watch it 24 hours later. Anyone know if Hulu or TNT do an online broadcast?
bazolomew: (IZ Gir headstand)
Day 22 → A website

http://wwww.inbflat.net/ Simply amazing. Pretty sure I pulled this from Tim Hutton's Twitter, but I can't remember now. It is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen on the internet. I also like it because it reminds me of my love for music, which I have never really felt was "legit" because I've known so many music majors and I wasn't one. They just had a tendency to make me feel like I wasn't good enough to truly enjoy music, or that I don't know what real music is. This link reminded me that A) I'm not in that situation anymore and what they think doesn't fucking matter and B) I really love music.

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Day 04 - Your favorite show ever

Hardest question ever. I seriously cannot just pick one. Firefly, The West Wing, Angel, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Red Dwarf... there have been SO MANY. I can't do it. And since I've just gotten into Leverage, I want to include that, but I can't seperate myself from it enough to determine whether it's really going to be a forever-keeper, or whether it's a passing obsession... Stupid hard questions.

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bazolomew: (Leverage Christian Stripping)
Cats and my cold congestion woke me up at 8:30am on my only day off between last week and next week. Double disappointing because I had been having an AMAZING dream involving me literally clinging to Christian Kane's waist. I'm still not sure whether I was supposed to be in an episode of Leverage and he was Eliot protecting me, or whether I was just friends with Christian while we were walking somewhere together, but I remember commenting on how defined his hips were and he laughed.

However in the time since I woke up, I watched the final two episodes of Season 2 and am now CRAVING Season 3 like a worm-infected zombie person from Slither. (Watched it again last night for the first time in years.)

Hopefully I can wrangle a way to find Leverage online... we don't pay for television here.

Next up in my TV-Shows-I've-Meant-To-Watch-But-Haven't-Yet Queue is Doctor Who. I'm going to be starting from Christopher Eccleston because I've been told that's where the newer episodes come from and I really want to see David Tennant. I've seen a couple of the new Matt Smith episodes and enjoyed those, so I'm excited.

Day 21 → A recipe

Ok, so not so much a "recipe" because I cannot cook. Instead, I open things and use the microwave while trying to save money. This is what I've done a couple times and really like it. It's cheap, healthy, quick, and lasts at least 4 meals for one person.

Equipment Required:
A Can Opener.
A Big Bowl.
A Spoon.

Ingredients:
1 Can Pinto Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Sweet Corn (NOT Creamed... ew.)
1 Can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis.

Open all cans with Can Opener and drain all EXCEPT Tomato/Chilis. Dump all cans into Big Bowl. Stir with Spoon.

See how easy that was? That's my type of cooking. I'll put some on tortillas and have a burrito, or combine with rice or couscous. Heating optional... I like it cold.

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Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)

This is a gimme. Leverage. I'm obsessed with it right now, if you couldn't tell. It's a well-written heist show with characters, a family atmosphere, and plenty of twists and turns. As an added bonus, a bunch of the episodes are directed by Jonathan Frakes and Star Trek Alumni keep popping up everywhere. So far we've had Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, Jeri Ryan, and even Armin Shimerman for a moment. I have a secret desire for John DeLancie to show up sometime... it'll probably never happen but I would love it.

The cast is stellar, making you really come to care for these people, and then the asthetic touches of Christian flashing his muscles everywhere, grunting like Wolverine, and his beautiful long brown hair... unf. I love this show. It's slightly sad that I've been thinking of making a drive up to Portland just to make it to one of Christian's shows in Dante's. Apparently it's only a 15 hour drive from here. Hmm.

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Day 20 → A hobby of yours

LARP. I've been Live Action Roleplaying since my senior year in highschool. A group of my friends were having regular Saturday night LARPs at the local university and my best friend invited me to join them. The game was Vampire: The Masquerade. Since then, I've LARPed a few of White Wolf's other systems (Werewolf, Changling, Changing Breeds) but have also stemmed into Convention LARPs like Mega!Paranoia, which is a FANTASTIC game. I'm proud to say that I LARPed at the only house in the country that was specifically bought, maintained, and used for the purposes of LARPing- 2610 Vega Avenue in Cleveland.

I'm semi-looking for a LARP around Santa Maria, but from what I've heard they don't really do that in California, or at least not around the Central Coast. There is, however, a gaming convention in San Luis Obispo at the end of June that listed Paranoia as one of its games, so I'm definitely going to check that out.

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Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

Treme. It is such an interesting look at Post-Katrina New Orleans, with a ton of Jazz. I've really been enjoying it, but around here I think I'm the only one. None of my co-workers have ever heard of it. :(

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bazolomew: (DP Brainfail)
Ok so I know I'm still going on the other one. And I will probably continue it as well. But I like memes and this one is about TV.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled

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