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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
9:12 am
Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a non-same-sex marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
7:22 am
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
11:13 am
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
8:46 pm
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz
Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 85 credits on
The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz

How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
Quiz by SheGoddess: Quick Weight Loss

Current Mood: geeky
Friday, February 15th, 2008
8:24 am
Morning Ferry ride
Not long ago it was still full dark on my morning ride, but that has begun to change these last few weeks.

From the front of the boat, the morning’s first blush was lighting the clouds across the water. Oranges and fiery reds lit the sky before us in a beautiful display, above and behind Mount Rainier, rising from the far shore. As we pulled away from the dock, the sky gradually brightened until the mountain was backlight with purple and amethyst hues. Then we made our turn out of the channel to face the city awakening from the long night.

Current Mood: content
Friday, August 17th, 2007
12:24 pm
You Are 20% Boyish and 80% Girlish

Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.
Monday, August 13th, 2007
8:13 am
A good Weekend.
Started off Friday with The Ditty Bops in concert at The Triple Door.

Saturday I had intended to see the Very Talented Abney Park in Seattle, but do to some confusions over time and other issues I ended up missing them and going to see the wonderful Stardust and was very pleased. I must say I think may have been De Niro best role ever, or at least one I enjoyed the most.

I need to start making some plans on what I need to pack for Dragon*Con. It is coming up pretty quickly now.

Current Mood: cheerful
Sunday, June 24th, 2007
8:28 pm

first thanks to the lovely shechemist for tagging me to share 7 random things about myself:

  1. I almost never post in my journal (shocking)

  2. I am a dual citizen US/Canadian

  3. I have been told I make the worst noise in the world, and it has been nicknamed the Pterodactyl or the Raptor

  4. I like chartreuse

  5. I threw up on a priest once durring communion

  6. I had a seizure once

  7. I are a geek. Programmer, tester, and I play D&D

Thursday, May 24th, 2007
8:08 am

Your Score: Neutral-Good

74% Good, 40% Chaotic

Plane of Existence: Elysium, "Blessed Fields". Description: The plane of peace. Notable Inhabitants: Guardinals - noble immortal humanoids with bestial features.

Examples of Neutral-Goods (Ethically Neutral, Morally Good)

Cloud Strife (FFVII)
Boogenhagen (FFVII)
Mother Theresa
Sidhartha Gautama (the Buddha)
Bilbo & Frodo Baggins
Samwise Gamgee
Indiana Jones
The Dali Lama
Ben (O-Bi-Wan) Kenobi
Luke Skywalker
Harry Potter

Often goes along with the laws and desires of the group as being the easiest course of action, but ethical considerations clearly have top priority. May pursue quite abstract goals. Often aloof and difficult to understand.

Will keep their word to others of good alignment
Would not attack an unarmed foe
Will not use poison
Will help those in need
May work with others
Indifferent to higher authority
Indifferent to organizations

Neutral Good "Pure Good"

A neutral good [person] will obey the law, or break it when he or she sees it will serve a greater good. He or she is not bound strongly to a social system or order. His or her need to help others and reduce their suffering may take precedence over all else. Neutral good [people] do good for goodness' sake, not because they are directed to by law or by whim.

This alignment desires good without bias for or against order.

Other Alignments and Tendencies (Tendenices are what you would more often sway towards; esp. for Neutrals):
0-39% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Evil
0-39% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Evil
0-39% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Evil
40-60% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Neutral
40-60% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: True Neutral
40-60% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Neutral
61-100% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Good
61-100% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Good</i>

Link: The Alignment Test written by xan81 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Current Mood: geeky
7:37 am
ok, time for meemage

Your Score: William Powell

You scored 23% Tough, 42% Roguish, 14% Friendly, and 19% Charming!

You are the classic rogue, a stylish rake with the devil of a wit and a flair for mischief, and you shake your martinis to waltz time. You are suave and debonair, but slightly untrustworthy, and women should be on their guard. If married, you are simply a bit of a flirt, even if it's just with your own wife...but if you're single, watch out. You usually rein yourself in to concentrate on one lovely beauty at a time, but with you, we never know. You're not a bad guy, but there's a playful devil behind your eyes, and those trying to get close to you should know they're playing with fire. You're stylish and fun, but you follow your own course, which may or may not include a steady gal. Co-stars include Myrna Loy and Carole Lombard, classy ladies with an adventurous streak.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the Classic Dames Test.

Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Current Mood: calm
Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
7:35 am
Happy 1st of May/Beltane to everyone!

Current Mood: geeky
Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
10:18 am
Friends Cluster Map
I'm trying to get all my Livejournal friends' locations plotted on a map - please add your location starting with this form.
(Then get your friends to!)

Current Mood: listless
Thursday, March 29th, 2007
7:52 pm
Well, I made hotel reservations for DragonCon.

Now I just have to book a flight.

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
6:25 pm
It looks like I got the job.

Offer letter has been signed and returned. A good little bump in pay and it seems like a nice place and interesting work.

Now I just need to be able to do the job.

Current Mood: good
Thursday, December 7th, 2006
5:51 pm
ok, long time no post.
Hi all,

So I have been on the job hunt again. My full time job ended a couple weeks ago due to lack of incoming contracts basically, but my old boss is subcontracting a wee bit of work to me (Nice man that he is.).

So around Friday last week the recruiters saw my updated resume on Dice and Monster and I got about 6 emails and a half dozen phone calls about contract jobs. Several MS contracts, and some that I have to boggle at. A 3 month contract in Illinois, a 4 month contract in Spokane, but several good matches from people that apparently have been having a hard time finding the right candidate. I also got an initial phone screening from a company that does software testing and the like that is a full time position.

So yesterday I went for an in person interview out at MS Sammamish (In Issiquah). A bit of a trek but not too bad if the buses line up. While waiting in the lobby at Microsoft for my interview I got 2 more phone calls from people wanting to submit me for more contract work. The interview went well. Apparently they have been having a hard time finding someone that new SQL well enough. I found it promising that my interviewer made a point to stress that this is a high profile project and that there was possibility of smart card access for remote work if long hours where required (In deffernce to my commute). On my way home I got 2 more phone messages from people wanting me to apply for more positions./

This morning I had a technical phone interview/chat with the permanent place in Ballard and they wanted to send me a small program to examine and look for bugs. While waiting for that to come in I got another contractor wanting to submit me for another interesting Microsoft position that supposedly could become a full time gig. I said go for it. Then I got a call from the lady that sent me out on the MS interview yesterday. Apparently they want me, but due to tight budget (of course) they want me to come down a little on my wage requirements. I am never sure if this is a real thing or the contract company wanting to increase their profits. I told her I needed to check a few issues and consult with Chris and that I would call her back.

So I sent the results of my test back to the full time company along with a note saying I was being offered the MS contract, but I have to give preference to full time positions like theirs (Plus they sound like a fairly good company) and was hoping they could get back to me as soon as possible if they want to go forward.

Went for a brief walk and when I came back I got an email from permanent company saying they would like me to come if for an in person interview either tomorrow morning or next week. No sooner had I sent off a reply saying tomorrow would be good as I was excited to see this through and I had this other offer I was delaying, when my cell phone rang and it was the contract company wanting to try and nail down an answer about the MS contract. I told the lady that I was waiting to hear back about this permanent position and although the MS position is interesting and attractive, I have to give precedence to a full time job. I told her I was supposed to talk to the full time people tomorrow and about that time the regular phone rang and Chris told me it was Bev from the full time place wanting to schedule an interview for tomorrow. I assured the contract lady that I would get back in touch with her tomorrow, and she did warn me that they have looked at other candidates, but if I could get back to her by the end of tomorrow it should be ok. SO I hung up with her and told Bev that I would love to meet tomorrow. Apparently they are wanting to move fairly quick as they have more contracts coming in soon.

So that has been my last couple of days. It is nice to be popular and in demand, but It is almost as stressful as being out of work.

How you all doing?

Current Mood: nervous
Wednesday, November 1st, 2006
4:40 pm
Apparently it is as rude to some people to not inform them that it is your birthday as it is to others to hint and bring it up lots, sooo today is my birthday.


Current Mood: weird
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
4:36 am
If there are one or more people on your friends list who make your world a better place just because they exist, and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal. There are too many to list; you know who you are.

Current Mood: sleepy
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
2:22 pm
Monday, April 10th, 2006
5:31 pm
Wikipedia meme thing
Three events, two births (+1 dammit), one death from November 1

1530 - An approximated 400,000 die after the Netherlands' dikes fail.
1876 - New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.
1765 - The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the 13 colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.

1942 - Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher
1972 - Jenny McCarthy, Actress/TV personality
Hello Kitty's birthday, 1974.

1894 - Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845)
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
10:12 am
Happy valentines day
Wow, I am posting.

Just wanted to wish all the ladies out there a very happy valentines day.

Current Mood: cheerful
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