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Post by marky » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:13 pm

Oh sure, you have to edit. I mean, I edit all the time. Thank god for editing. But I'd love to have read your post unedited, all the same.

That Colin Powell thing Jesus. Do all good people in heaven get to have their own personal Republican to slap around and lead around on a leash? I want mine too!

I have gone crazy over this pumpkin ale I found. I bought 4 more bottles today. It's made in Seattle. I'm already crazy about pumpkin as something to eat, so I guess that explains it. Sometimes I get this pumpkin pie mix from the health food store and I just eat it straight out of the can. It's mostly just pumpkin, but they add a little sweetner and cinammon, things like that. It's low fat, very good for you. Pumpkins rule, man.

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Post by megapulse » Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:53 pm

i think my personal political goal for now is to convert mark to an independent.

here we go:

This is why it is important to look at the issues, not the parties. Here in Sloth's home state of Pennsylvania, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick recently agreed to co-sponsor the Safe Climate Act of 2006, one of the strongest pieces of legislation on global warming in the US House.

HE IS A REPUBLICAN!

THE DEMOCRAT, Patrick Murphy, HAS OFFERED NO PLAN AT ALL -- ONLY THAT HE WOULD “BE A LEADER TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING“!!

http://members.greenpeace.org/blog/hotseatkelly

the hubby recently got some organic ale when he was with me at the healthy grocery store, which he complains about b/c it is more expensive and he says everyone there is a hippie, but the ale, he said it was the worst shit he'd ever had. he was really trying because of the alcohol content. he chugged down two bless his heart and was like fuck this shit. i found him in the front yard with a plug of tobacco in his jaw and a cigar in his hand. he's like i've got to get that taste out of my mouth. i really felt sorry for him b/c he's had so little to drink in support of my pregancy. i wanted him to enjoy it. i will recommend he try pumpkin ale though. i wonder if we can even get that here.

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Post by marky » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:22 pm

I'm too drunk to read that properly. sorry. Too drunk. Love you, STR.

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Post by marky » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:23 pm

boo boo
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Post by marky » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:25 pm

And my fucking record player doesn't work because god hates me. And I don't have the money to get it fixed just now. One more month. But the guy with the grey hair wrote me back so I'm happy anyway.

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Post by marky » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:27 pm

I DON'T GIVE A CHRIST!

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Post by marky » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:32 pm

So you say Mike Fitzpatrick is for a sustainable climate of green 21st century proportions.

THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE THAT MARKY WOULD BE SOBER! GIVE UP YOUR FANTASIES!

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Post by megapulse » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:31 am

that's fine. i'd rather be drunk than discussing politics too, but oh well

i think no, not that, but that he at least has made a real statement about what he plans to do to fight global warming. it's verifiable. if he gets elected "we the people" of pennsylvania can at least say look where's your signature? are you a liar or a truther? i mean if they really take advantage of the system we have in place they can do this.

with the other guy, the democrat, they can't because he is blowing smoke right now, nothing that he's said can he be called on later, which is smart, but total bullshit, and greenpeace is calling bullshit on him.

(they also want this fitzpatrick person to do more than what he's promising to do -- don't get me wrong, he is not the al gore of the republican party from what i've read, but he's a step in a much better direction on this issue.)

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Post by marky » Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:21 am

Okay read your post now Sarah, sober enough to read it all. I can tell you that there is another Pumpkin Ale I know of that is sold as a six pack and may have wider distribution than the one I am currently very much in love with that is made in Seattle. Mine has 6.5% alcohol whereas the other has less, but I still say A pumpkin ale is better than NO pumpkin ale.

Sorry to hear your hubby had such problems. I know for myself I've decided I can't drink cheap malt liquor anymore. It's just asking for a hangover I think. You drink it thinking you're getting the regular alcohol content of cheap beer but instead you're getting about twice that so before you know it...yikes. Also no more red wine. It turns my face red and then people say the next day "oh you got sunburned". Fuck that shit. One cheap beer I like a lot is still Natural Ice because it has a pattern on the side of it that I swear looks like a vinyl record going around. You think I'm joking. Look at it yourself sometime in the store and tell me there isn't a vinyl record spinning right at the top and you can see the grooves. It's also got a pretty acceptable mid-range alcohol content, I feel. Plus it's cheap. Anyway...

I interviewed for a job today that I really wish I could get. I was impressed with the people, the opportunity, the atmosphere, everything the whole damn thing appeals to me, seriously. Not least of which was because one of the first non-work related things the guy mentioned was Monty Python and he said he has relatives in Manchester and to top it all off this place is a mere 10 blocks or so from where I live! I mean we're talking NO COMMUTE here, I could WALK to work comfortably every day. What a dream! Even though I've begun to miss the bus, that's another reason why I don't like my new job is I've stopped taking the bus. Just because I'd have to pay for it now and I don't have the money. But when I think of it in retrospect it was stupid cause I would have spent that much money on gas anyway than to buy a stupid bus pass. Anyway. The whole thing is far more complicated than I'm letting on here. I never thought I'd miss the bus though, that's been weird. I really miss it a lot. Time to think, time to read and IGNORE the traffic instead of fighting it.

So anyway SIGH if I got this job it would be too good to be true and I know it and I want the anti-christ to prove me right that there is no god and let me down terribly tomorrow after which I will enter an unbearable suicidal depression on the scale of which I have not known since an adolescent etc etc etc etc etc. but never mind. I shall just have to go on. Luckily at my current job the focus has switched to payroll, which I particularly enjoy out of all the accounting tasks there are, I absolutely love payroll, always have. And we are using a new software system tomorrow which will be exactly what I remember from my old job and I know it very well so I will be comfortable when it comes time to do payroll, so even that makes me happy. But I am drunk right now and I admit it. Did you know that "admit" can be changed to "damit" hahahahahaha?

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Post by megapulse » Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:03 pm

"Did you know that "admit" can be changed to "damit" hahahahahaha?"

no, that's pretty good. honestly what do you call that? a palandrome? - - that's not right i'm certain that's not what it's called, now i am fighting the urge to go to dictionary.com and figure out what it's called.

"Also no more red wine. It turns my face red and then people say the next day "oh you got sunburned"."

that would suck. red wine gives me a headache. so i can't drink it. well, i can and do but it's a very stupid thing for me to do knowing that i'm going to get a headache.

i don't know why other than you've mentioned pumpkins and red wine, but i'm thinking of last november.

last november the hubby and i had begun to try to work things out. and we went to this winery up near the parkway -- we drove up on the motorcycle, it was late november and it was cold as fuck, like dumbasses we left after the sun started going down, and that almost ruined our weekend because the hubby realized an hour down the road in the wrong direction that he'd missed our turn and i wanted to kill him (because although scientists will never confirm this, it is true, believe me, that an hour down the road in the wrong directions IS LONGER on a motorcylce in cold weather than it is in a car. it is, i swear!) -- then as we get closer to our destination something like five deer are just in the middle of road, hanging out, which in a car is not the greatest thing, but on a motorcycle when you're running forty-five miles an hour it's a life threatening thing, not just fuck up your front end bad. then we hit this next spot and it smelled funky like an old wet dog, and the hubby is hollering, that's a bear. that's the scent of a bear! (do you know how the hubby convinced me this is a good idea, that traveling on the motorcylce was a good idea, . . . he told me it was the conservationist thing to do -- he is a manipulative bastard who knows me too well ;)

i really was thinking why the fuck did i get on the motorcylce with this person, really why?

but the cabin had a jacuzzi, and there was a nice little winery down the road, where we stocked up on sweet mountain laurel, which is both a cheap red wine and a cheap white wine -- i like the name of it. it sounds like a country song you'd play on the jukebox at a mom and pop diner. sex and sweet mountain laurel saved the weekend -- i'm not sure if it saved our marriage. . .but it was the kind of weekend that you imagine when you look at postcards of scenic place in the fall, really it turned out great. i'm glad that neither i nor the wildlife killed the hubby.

i'm also glad we got the wine.

btw you lost me at payroll. i think that's actually where the story of last november came from in my mind, i'm like payroll, payroll, what . . . ?some months i forget to pick up my check, and that is all i can contribute to a conversation that involves the word payroll, you say payroll, and i hear *crickets* so then the brain is like okay what else, oh wine, goodie!

i hope your job interview leads to something good, like walking or riding the bus, since both things are things a conservationist would do. :)

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Post by marky » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:58 am

Well I've had a few beers over the last five hours or so but I'm sober enough to read your whole post this time, and I'm glad I did. It was a great post and I'm thankful you are still interested in corresponding with me on this board. I get pretty lonely here sometimes.

That motorcycle story sounded awful, but all the same I bet an Aries could take being on a fast motorcycle much better than I could. There are a number of Aries race car drivers, I believe. Sorry it was so cold though I definitely would have felt like killing hubby if I was in your shoes.

Well the big, new and very small, old story is I happen to fancy someone terribly at the moment. He's got grey hair. That's all I'm going to say on the matter. Remember I am celibate with a capital C. I do not even date people. I do nothing nada, zero, zilch. Haven't for years. It's just my way. But I right fancy him, I'm afraid. And that's about as far as it's going to go. So I suppose it doesn't really matter if you fancy someone does it? Nah, it just happens, like a fly that gets in your face while you're trying to talk to someone. A temporary annoyance. Did I mention that so far he has given every impression of being single and childless? Never mind. This is madness. I feel like a child. Do you know that feeling when you are in the room with someone and there's some kind of chemistry there in the air and you can't figure out if they're also aware of it but you think they might be? That is the kind of weirdness I mean. But never mind. Oh...did I mention he turned out to be the one sign of the zodiac I'm attracted to above all others? Did I mention I felt attracted to him the minute I met him?...oh hell with it.

I need more beer and I've only got wine. But I really don't want to be bothered going to the store. Maybe I'll water down the wine instead. And add some ice.

Oh...you had said that Sweet Moutain Laurel (which I agree that's a fantastic name) was a both a cheap red wine and a cheap white wine - did that mean they were mixed together in a pink style or did you just mean that they made both kinds of wine?

Anyway I've got some stuff to say about the new Killers and Final Fantasy albums that I've been listening to every day in the car, but I'll go to the other forum.

Also the John Peel autobiography "Margrave Of The Marshes" (finished by his wife after his death) has turned out fantastic, I mean, I expected to be rather bored by it in the beginning cause I knew it wouldn't be about any of my favourite music (he was born in '39) but he was actually a really funny offbeat kind of guy. I found myself thinking "I would be highly impressed by this even if it was just a book by Joe Blow on the street, but to think it was actually John Peel who wrote this stuff, I mean wow."

Hmm. Maybe I do want beer. I can't decide.

Anyway I'm going to change the subject again and tell about something else that happened to me today. I got this thing in the mail from my alma mater (god I guess I can really say that now) and I couldn't tell what it was so I opened it and I saw this brochure. And the first thing I read on it was this foreign language sort of name that was eerily familiar to me. Then I looked at the picture of the woman beside it and got another eerie feeling like someone was really fucking with my head and thought "wait a minute-where have I seen her?" And then I realized that she was one of my goddamn teachers, I think it was maybe a year ago I had her class. And I just about laughed out loud. I mean I can't explain how absolutely strange it made me feel to see her face again. I never thought I'd see that woman's face again and out of my all my teachers I didn't find her particularly memorable. I'd forgotten about her, really. And there she is and all I can think is "that evil bitch can't make me study anymore!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" Cause she was a bit of a sadist, really. One of those teachers who takes pleasure in making the process painful for their students. She liked me cause I got good grades, but she was pretty cruel to us at the start, and me in particular. Anyway I do remember she got voted some award for teaching or whatever, one of those things voted by other teachers or something like that. But I don't even begrudge her that because it's like "well...I didn't have ANY good teachers really, so if it has to be someone it might as well be her"

Okay I'm opening the wine now I really do need a drink.
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Post by marky » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:25 am

Also I didn't get the job of course, but I've dealt with it. The interesting thing is they're the only place that has actually turned me down both on the phone *and* in a letter. Yeah - isn't that positively weird? When I got the letter I was annoyed and rolled my eyes like "jesus! don't insult me twice!" but she was actually much nicer in the letter than she was on the phone message and definitely nicer than any rejection letter has been. So go figure. Anyway my current job isn't really going that badly right now, but in 3 months time we will see if they give me a pay raise and how much. I have no problems playing hardball with them if necessary and if what I found out today is true about how much they paid my predecessor, I think I can win. I was completely misled about how much they could afford to pay me and that's part of the hard feelings that remain, here. Not to mention the fact that every single other admin person there makes quite a bit more money than I do and I could still get more money elsewhere anyway. Also what is even more annoying than the money is the lack of growth opportunities. There is precious little I can learn there that I don't already know and my boss is too stupid and misinformed to teach me anything. I'm basically doing a dumbed down version of my old job, for only a little bit more money. I was misled about other things about the job as well. I really didn't know what I was going into at all when I started this job.
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Post by marky » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:37 am

Anyway I know you'll probably just get all over my arse about the money again, but I didn't go to school for nothing. And I had a picture in my mind of the kind of salary I could expect to be making when I got out. I got this picture from salary.com and the average salary for my location from government labor statistics, etc adjusted for my exact education and experience, and I have been surprised by just how out of reach even a good step down from that average has been to get out of people. So I'm a bit disillusioned to say the least. Why I have fixed it in my head that "I must make this amount of money" I don't know. But I do think my degree should count for more than it now is counting for me. I put my fucking time in. I put my blood sweat and tears into school for years. It became my entire identity and in a way I'm only beginning to come to grips with the fact that I am not that student person anymore. It's been a shock to my system, the whole thing really has. To realize that all that hell has ended up here. All I worked so hard for ended up here. I thought that merely doing work for an organization that provided social services for needy people would make it all worth it. But yet the very first day I was there I knew the energy was all wrong.

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Post by Sloth » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:54 am

I found a program I could install that would give Pax all the features of MySpace. Although it would be a radical departure. I am not sure I want to do it. I kind of like the site the way it is. The fact that no one posts or submits stories is quite alright with me. People should just do what they want and all those people with their social networking friends they have never met are idiots (except us of course).

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Post by marky » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:14 am

Jesus it's good to hear from you just now Sloth. A moment ago I thought of something that upset me and I accidentally spilled my white wine all over this comedy DVD that a guy let me borrow tonight and I felt horrible. I didn't ruin the DVD itself at all, but just the corner of the case has a stain on it. Man I really felt bad. But then I realized I could just purchase another one and give it to him and he'd never know the difference.

Right anyway also I'm glad to hear from you because it had occured to me tonight when I first came here that I haven't the faintest memory of what this goddamn thread started out to be about at all! Thanks Sloth!

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