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Friday, November 7th, 2008
9:07 am - In a just world, what the bailout plan might have looked like...
Congratulations Banking Industry!

You are pre-approved for a bailout loan in the amount of $700,000,000,000! This will be available to you at the very low APR of 1.25%*. Use these funds to stimulate the economy! Restore market confidence! Ensure prosperity and growth! And save capitalism and democracy for future generations! Don't delay in accepting this offer, the financial health of the country depends on it!

*Your annual percentage rate may vary at the whims of the Federal Reserve Board. Loan subject to the following terms and conditions:

A minimum payment of 2% of the balance is due each and every month on a due date which will appear to be selected randomly (but will likely fall on a Sunday or holiday). Please make a check or money order payable in U.S. dollars to the Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. 20220. Do not send cash. Write your taxpayer ID number on your check or money order. Payments must be received in our office by 1:00 PM Eastern Time on the last business day** before the due date. We are not responsible for any mail delays (even though we run the Post Office). If the minimum payment is not received by this time, you will be charged a $39,000,000,000 late fee, and your account will be charged a default APR of 30.74%. Your first payment of $14,000,000,000 is due by December 1, 2008. Please be aware that your payment must be received on the last business day** before this date to avoid a late fee and default APR.

We may report information about your account to credit bureaus, or to the mass media. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account, as well as attempted bribes to government officials, will be reported. If you believe the information reported is inaccurate, or you believe you have been unfairly charged a late fee, you may call our special Bailout Service Center we have set up in Iraq, where someone who speaks very little English will attempt to resolve your concern. Please call during normal business hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM Iraq Standard Time (that is, between 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, or 2:00 AM and 7:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time).

We reserve the right to change the terms of this agreement, including APRs and fees, at any time for any reason. After all, we're the government. We can pretty much do anything we want.

**"Business day" means any day not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Holidays include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, Pearl Harbor Day, Christmas, Groundhog Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Monday, April Fool's Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Cinco de Mayo, Columbus Day, Halloween, Passover, Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan (all 29 or 30 days), and Lent (all 40 days). Good luck getting your payments in on time.

This document is released under the terms of the WTFPL.

For a simple explanation, Dr. Seuss style, of the economic crisis that prompted this bailout: see here

current mood: cynical

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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
10:50 pm - Celebrity look-alikes???

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
10:58 pm - If you watch "Psych"...

I was watching the season finale of Psych and they made a reference to one of the main characters, Gus (played by Dulé Hill), looking like 'Bud' from the Cosby Show, I had to look up who really played Bud. And it was Deon Richmond, who also played in a short-lived NBC show called "Teachers" last year. Also he played the "token black guy" in Not Another Teen Movie, a character who was a parody of the character Preston from She's All That, played by none other than Dulé Hill!

The really interesting thing I found was this picture of two characters on Teachers, who bear a striking resemblence to both of the main characters (Shawn & Gus) in Psych!

current mood: amused

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Friday, March 18th, 2005
10:44 pm - heh, not too surprising....
You scored as agnosticism. You are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don't believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof).

Agnosticism is a philosophy that God's existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.




















Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Friday, June 11th, 2004
2:25 am - Birthday party for ME!
So, puppydog_cs is throwing me a birthday party! It's August 21st and it will be at her parents' house in Yucaipa. There will be a BBQ, a pool, hot tub, and maybe even karaoke. You're all welcome! Send your snail mail address to csites@myway.com and she will send you an invitation sometime around July with more details.

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Wednesday, June 18th, 2003
12:41 am - Jen on Howard Stern (Miss Butta-face)
I know this was a long time ago (heh, ok about a month) but I've had the two Howard Stern shows with Jen (thatjen) from jensex.com on my Tivo for a while, and I figured, before I delete them from the Tivo, is there anyone out there that missed them and wanted to see these shows? Comment here and let me know if you're interested. These shows were on E! on 5/21 and 5/22.

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Sunday, May 4th, 2003
1:17 am - Party
I went to justj and narrowminded's party Saturday night. Would have stayed longer but puppydog_cs was sick with a 102º fever so I needed to bring her back home. It was good to see so many of you again! Hello again to mr_dark, poetpaladin, flirtini, izzicam, thatjen, moejo, ohmyhead, coral, giddycam, macdhomhnuill, sjcarpediem, and if I missed anybody, hope to see you at the next event, whatever it may be!

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Sunday, April 20th, 2003
2:51 pm - Happy Easter
Happy Easter everyone, I know it's been almost 4 months since I've updated this thing, and I'm sure a couple of you out there are wondering how I've been. Anyway, things are going pretty well with the job and stuff. My life in general is going pretty well, and I also have a girlfriend who makes me happy. My girlfriend now has her own livejournal (hopefully she'll keep it updated more than I have been doing with my own). Her name is Chelsea and she is puppydog_cs. So say hi and add her to your friends list if you'd like.

Anyways, maybe I'll see some of you at some LJ event, maybe even camplj.

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Sunday, December 29th, 2002
2:17 am - Time for my monthly update....
Well, I'm still working... that's good. Still living in my apartment, also good. Got through the holidays in one piece!

Anyway, thought I'd let you know about a couple of events where you can see me and get updated if ya want... my friend Chelsea is karaoke host at a place called Casa de Carillos down at the International Boardwalk at the Redondo Beach Pier, on Sunday nights 6 p.m.-10 p.m. (the karaoke goes until 2 a.m. though).

Also, Chelsea is celebrating her birthday on Monday, December 30, at TJ Charlyz from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Come one, come all!

Happy New Year!

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Thursday, November 28th, 2002
12:31 pm - Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Turkey Day everyone! I know it's been SOOOOO long since you've all seen me online... long story... but anyway I'm back, but probably still won't be on as much as I used to... having a job and still trying to catch up on things that I've fallen WAY behind on is going to be taking up most of my time.

Still haven't hooked up my webcam.. need to get a new ethernet card so I can free up the one working USB port on this laptop, or set up my other computer.

I have a new apartment! It's a 2 bedroom... much smaller than the former Kastle Kayla/Dan's Domain, but adequate size (might even say perfect size). One Saturday in December I will try to have a housewarming party.

Today I will be going to my sisters for turkey dinner.. yum! I'll try to be online late tonight... if not, perhaps this weekend.

Rest in peace, Celsius, 1997-2002. I'll miss you.

current mood: contemplative

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Friday, October 18th, 2002
1:41 pm - WOO HOO!

I start work Monday, October 28. It's local, in El Segundo, right next to the airport. And it pays better than my last job!

Now to find a new place to live!

current mood: excited

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2002
5:04 pm - Upcoming events...
Wednesday, October 16: Karaoke at TJ Charlyz at 1332 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA. From 9 PM or thereabouts until 2 AM. narrowminded, krizsa, justj, izzicam, and moejo have all indicated a possibility of being there.

Friday, October 18: Karaoke at the Boulevard at 3199 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA. From 9 PM or thereabouts until 2 AM. mr_dark, kimberly, freakyme, and possibly littlesunshine will be going.

Saturday, October 19: Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. alicenwndrln will be Malice in Wonderland. mr_dark, kimberly, and freakyme will be going. I *may* be going... depends on how my financial situation changes between now and then. Tickets are $35 with a Burger King coupon.

current mood: busy

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4:00 pm - Update of the month... heh
Hey.. I know you guys probably been wondering what's happened to me... Well....

Job situation: STILL trying to find one. One company has been stringing me along with the promise of an offer for two months now... every time it seems close there is always ONE person who is not available to sign something or approve something or whatever... makes me wonder how this company can do business at all, as it seems there are so many people who are so crucial that everything grinds to a halt when they are not around... Meanwhile, another company called me with the possibility of a contract, but they are waiting for budget approval for the project they want me to work on. And yet another company, who I was submitted to back in August, that said they weren't able to hire any new people until mid-October.. well here it is mid-October, and still no word from them. Blah.

Health situation: Sick for most of last week.. fevers, sore throat, stuffed nose, runny nose, gums and mouth hurting, no energy, no appetite. Still recovering somewhat, my nose is still dry and my mouth and gums are still hurting a bit.

Money situation: broke as shit.. income way less than expenses. 'nuff said.

Living situation: I'm still in the same house (the former Kastle Kayla), but have already given notice and will be out by the end of October. Until I have a job and know where I am going to be working and how much rent I can afford, where I am going to be living after that is completely up in the air right now.

Social situation: Made some new friends at local karaoke places... been spending a lot of time with a few of them. At least this is one area in my life that is going well :)

Went to a party at babysmyles' place for her birthday a while back, where poetpaladin and ohsofierce also showed up.

Went to the harrishothouse chili cookoff Saturday held by justj and his mom. Among those there were narrowminded, krizsa, moosifer, coral, poetpaladin, mr_dark, eeyoregrly, izzicam, moejo and his wife, themouse, zippyd, persis, peet808, and audiguy.

Some events are coming up this week that I will try to be at... details to follow.

current mood: exhausted

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2002
1:08 pm - Party and LJ Meetups
The party at my house was fun... though only 2 LJ people were there, myself and mandapandabear. Four friends I knew from local karaoke bars were also here, so the six of us had a fun night of singing!

I went to the Torrance-Long Beach LJ Meetup, since 3 people had RSVP'd and somehow they didn't cancel it (I think maybe 4 people signed up, then 1 probably canceled at the last minute). Well the two other people who RSVP'd didn't show up, so it was a meetup of one... until I was getting ready to leave, and I saw 3 people hanging out front. I asked them if they were here for the livejournal meetup, and one of them said, oh, I didn't know there was a livejournal meetup! I asked him, you are on livejournal? He said yes, his LJ name is diabolus13 and he hadn't gotten any notice about a meetup... I told him it wasn't an official LJ thing, there is a separate site called meetup.com that organizes these things, and people generally find out about it through word of mouth, or reading it on other people's LJ's. I invited him to come to the OC meetup, but I don't think his friends were too interested in that so he stayed, but he said he might come to future events now that he knows about it...

Anyway, I finally showed up at the OC Meetup, and met up with mandapandabear, karanlikmelek, idealism, tswanson, tenbones, schoep, mrcontrarian, dipster, skywalker404, liesalllies, textivore, in_quinecorners, gyesika, babysmyles, caminatr, yurmother. It was a fun evening of conversation, food/ice cube fights, and watching certain people get quite drunk. babysmyles, yurmother, caminatr, and myself pretty much shut the place down, and in fact were there well beyond closing trying to locate caminatr's card wallet, which apparently got cleaned up and unnoticed by staff and was promptly lost forever. :( Sorry dude... I swore I thought I saw that yurmother had it, or I would have reminded you earlier...

Anyway, I had a good time and I hope to see most of you at future events

current mood: happy

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Thursday, September 19th, 2002
1:55 pm - Party at my house!
When: Saturday, September 21, starting around 7 pm-ish, ending ?

Where: My house!

What to bring: your own booze, food if you're hungry, or money to
order food with... and a sense of fun!

What are we doing: Just whatever friends do when they get
together! e.g. talk, play games, watch movies, or sing karaoke (I
have a karaoke machine!)

How to get there: E-mail me (dan@webwatcherdan.com) for directions if you don't know where my house is!

current mood: jubilant

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2002
2:06 pm - Happy Birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY tigerlily!!!!! Big birthday *SMOOCHES* to ya!

current mood: giddy

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Thursday, September 12th, 2002
1:38 pm - Thinking of having a get-together at my house...
I'm thinking of having a get-together at my house next Saturday, the 21st. No special occasion, I just miss the parties we used to have here and thought it would be nice to have another one. It will be bring your own everything.... but i'll provide the karaoke machine, *some* alcohol and a place for a few people to crash if needed. If you're interested, let me know with a comment here! Oh, and if I'm conflicting with some other LJ event I'm not aware of (I haven't really been keeping up with LJ very well lately...) let me know and I'll reschedule.

current mood: busy

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Friday, September 6th, 2002
3:20 pm - Happy Birthday...
Happy Birthday amythyst!

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2002
2:35 am - The week in review...
Yeah, it's been a while since I updated this thingCollapse )</lj-cu

current mood: lazy

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2002
9:51 am - LJ Meetup

Orange County, CA

The LJ Meetup in my local area (Long Beach-Torrance, CA) has been canceled due to lack of interest, so I'll be going to the Orange County Meetup tonight at 8 pm at Dave and Busters at the Block of Orange, at the junction of the I-5 and 22 freeways in Orange. 17 people have already RSVP'd for that one, and all four of us who attended the Long Beach-Torrance Meetup last month ended up going to the Orange County one and we had a great time.

Anyone is welcome to come and join us! Look forward to seeing you there!

current mood: jubilant

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