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September 17th, 2004


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12:52 pm
Ahh, me.

Boston is good.
As much as I was scared of leaving Philly, and as much as I miss the people, I'm really enjoying Boston. there's just so much more going on up here! Philly is less dense, less hustle-bustle, more laid back, and more comfy, but Boston is still comfy and at the same time it's packed with stuff going on and things to do, and whatnot.
Ok, so I'm not really taking advantage of it yet, but I will once I feel settled.

Work is going ok, as i get more integrated around here, I'm starting to get a little busier with more actual stuff to do. Which is nice, cause i actually feel useful.

My cell banana is dead, which is bad. Because there's a voicemail on there that I need. Potential really cool job. As much as I'm starting to get used to / enjoying this one, the potential perks of this other job are blowing my mind. We'll see, I'm going to try to check my mvx from another phone if I can. I'm sure I can, just need to find out how.

Books:
- Reread Neuromancer the other day, WHO OUT THERE HAS NOT READ THIS BOOK???? I can't remember.
- Rereading Snowcrash now. It's a little... um... trendoid. It's weird, I first read it about 5 years ago, and looking back now i can see just how painfully intentionally bleeding-edge the book was then. I'm explaining this poorly.
Ok, it feels like it was written by a teenager, with occasionally forays into some serious geekiness. Kinda preachy, kinda trying too hard to be hip... but still a damned good book.
- FINALLY read the 5th harry potter the other day, liked it a lot. For all that you people were going on about the big thing in the ending, I saw it coming a mile away and wasn't at all surprised. Not bragging, just saying that it wasn't all that big a shock to me.

I have a lot of time to read at this job. Two hours of sitting there waiting for tapes to swap, plus about an hour total on/waiting for trains a day. It's nice, I'm getting a lot more reading done than I would otherwise.

anyway, lunch break over. back to woik.
mood: awakeawake

(24 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:oceanic
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
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*raises hand pitifully*...uhh, that was me..

and I think I just was holding on to blissful ignorance by the fingernails at the end of the 5th book. If I saw it coming, I just stuck my fingers in my eyes and went "la la la!"
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:41 am (UTC)
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ok you, e-mail me your address.
Oh, and any alcohol shipping is illegal due to a law left over from prohibition that apparently is still enforced due to beer/wine distributers having an in with congreses or something.
:o(
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From:oceanic
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:44 am (UTC)
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oh, right! Part of that same arseholed law that says you can't ship wine from CA to certain states. Stupid laws.

will do. though I mean, I could like, buy it here and stuff. or you could slip it into whatever packagey something Meg has going on. I'll trust you and everyone else enough to buy it-- I mean, it's all due to you both that I read Dune in all its amazing glory.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
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mmm... ok. I guess I can trust you.
but you best be pickin it up.
If you haven't by the time meg sends something out there, you'll be getting a copy then missy.
=P
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From:oceanic
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:49 am (UTC)
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*grin* or fear the ry smackdown! I will let you educate me for my own good, I guess... Jeez.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)
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Oh yes, you must F34R t3h RY 5M4XD0WN!
fo' shiznit yizzo.
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From:oceanic
Date:September 17th, 2004 11:02 am (UTC)
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rotfl
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 12:08 pm (UTC)
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noooo raaaa!
check your e-mail!
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From:oceanic
Date:September 17th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
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oops. sorry about that, dude.
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From:leapfrog2747
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC)

I love Boston.

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You will be entertained forever as a resident of that city!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)

Re: I love Boston.

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yeah, it's pretty rockin.
^_^
From:patashoqua
Date:September 17th, 2004 11:09 am (UTC)
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You may already know this, but I find that the tone of Snowcrash makes a lot more sense (especially compared to his other writing) once you know that it was originally intended to be a graphic novel, and that it was decided to tweak it into novel form at essentially the last minute.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
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very interesting... yeah, that makes a lot more sense.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:September 17th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I like the tone. Seems like it's written on a huge adrenaline rush.

I prefer his use of verbal imagery to the drawings that it coulda been. Not a fan of comics. I'm weird, I guess.

Wasn't the hugest Neuromancer fan, though.
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From:wisdom_seeker
Date:September 17th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
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While I'm sure this question wasn't actually pointed at me, I've never read Neuromancer . What's it about? What am I missing? Why (from the tone of your question) do I NEED to read this book?
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
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if you like any sci-fi, read it now.
^_^

It was an old issue from a year back or so, where a number of self professed sci-fi fans on my friends list hadn't read it, and I reamed them out. Unfortunately I forgot who they were since then. heh.
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From:wisdom_seeker
Date:September 17th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC)
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I saw you also liked Dune, so I guess I can trust your taste. I will add it to my "To Read" list.
From:squirrella
Date:September 17th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
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*meekly*

me, still (and it was even assigned in one of my librarian classes).

will get to the Frizzle Librizzle to check it out.... Promise!
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Oi Vey woman.
Don't make me come all the way back down there, just to kick yer ass.
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From:countlibras
Date:September 17th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
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I ♥ Boston.

The first boston movie night thingy that I am arranging is coming up in a few weeks if you and anyone you know are interested.

The 5th HP book was my least favorite just because angsty teenagers tend to get on my nerves. It's completely understandable that Harry would be angsty, but that doesn't mean that I like it any better.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
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I think that she overdid his angst a bit. he's still an intelligent kid, even if he's angsty. in book 5 he just acted like an ass a lot.
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From:axessdenyd
Date:September 17th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Truth, he was just a whiny little bitch.

Each book would only be about 20 pages if he would use some common sense.

"Oh, fuck, I have reason to believe Voldemort is coming. I should tell Dumbledore forthwith!"

I really enjoyed book 4 where he was trying to find a date, though. I felt it captured the emotions very accurately and not too over the top.

Heheh. I said "forthwith".
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Oh, what movie you doin?
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From:countlibras
Date:September 17th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
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Muriel's Wedding and Strictly Ballroom. It somehow became an Aussie theme night.
Ahh, me. Boston is good. As much as I was scared of leaving… - another LJ. or: how i learned to stop worrying and love this life-thingy

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