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26th-Dec-2012 10:24 pm - I love my engineer father.
Me: (frowning) Hmm.

Dad: Something wrong?

Me: Well, I have a question, but I don't know how to ask it without making me sound really, really creepy.

Dad: Go ahead.

Me: How many human bodies would it take to fill a twelve-by-twelve pit to knee high?

Dad: (stares)

Dad: (pauses, thinking)

Dad: Well, if you assume the human body's eighteen inches wide, eight inches deep, six feet high... (pauses, ticks off a few fingers) I guess about twenty-five, twenty-six?

Me: Okay, yes, awesome, thank you!

Dad: I'm going to ask the pastor to pray for your soul next Sunday. Why couldn't you just want to be a druid with a blue candle or something?
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) fenris is SUSPICIOUS)
7th-Jul-2012 09:24 pm - i can't even believe it
Welp.

Jade is married.

More in the next few days possibly as I go through my pictures and videos, but mostly everything went off without a single hitch which was a miracle considering how little time we had to plan this shindig. But the rings are on the fingers and the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. West Point are off to Savannah and then possibly to the beach for their honeymoon, and at last I can sit back and relax and STOP WORRYING.

Done, done, DONE. Thank. GOD.
loquaciousquark: ((korra) korra omgyay)
7th-Jul-2012 09:24 pm - i can't even believe it
Welp.

Jade is married.

More in the next few days possibly as I go through my pictures and videos, but mostly everything went off without a single hitch which was a miracle considering how little time we had to plan this shindig. But the rings are on the fingers and the newly minted Mr. and Mrs. West Point are off to Savannah and then possibly to the beach for their honeymoon, and at last I can sit back and relax and STOP WORRYING.

Done, done, DONE. Thank. GOD.
loquaciousquark: ((korra) korra omgyay)
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Trentus42: Not bad, not bad. Your tone is still a bit too full though. Really tighten up that throat and be sure to breathe from the chest. And don't be afraid to bite down on the reed every now and then.

ChapmaniacPictures: @Trentus42 Feedback from master ear-drum splitters is always appreciated. I have regressed in leaps and bounds since uploading this video. For example, I now exclusively use broken reeds and play them back to front.


(i think i laughed harder at this one, tbh; there's something about the end that kills me every time)


TWO:
THIS COMIC OMG
how have i never seen this before



MORE nsfw COMICS )
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) aveline hug it out man)
ONE:



Trentus42: Not bad, not bad. Your tone is still a bit too full though. Really tighten up that throat and be sure to breathe from the chest. And don't be afraid to bite down on the reed every now and then.

ChapmaniacPictures: @Trentus42 Feedback from master ear-drum splitters is always appreciated. I have regressed in leaps and bounds since uploading this video. For example, I now exclusively use broken reeds and play them back to front.


(i think i laughed harder at this one, tbh; there's something about the end that kills me every time)


TWO:
THIS COMIC OMG
how have i never seen this before



MORE nsfw COMICS )
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) aveline hug it out man)
and HERE is a POST about the Christmas party Jasper and I threw!


WE HAD ONE.
ft. a roommate, JASPER; a hostess, QUARK; a puppy, HAMLET.
also ft. JASPER'S PARENTS; JASPER'S FIANCE; QUARK'S PARENTS; QUARK'S BROTHER & his FIANCEE

THE DECORATIONS WERE FESTIVE
    

THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS
        

and sorry, I apparently did not take a single picture of anything we actually served, but the menu from start to finish was:

menu )
the apartment was PACKED
(seriously it was, we fed nine (9) people and a puppy in our two-person apartment)
        

THE PUPPY WAS ADORABLE and bitey
        

And as all good Christmas parties should end, we finished with a wreck of an apartment and guests so stuffed that they had to waddle out to their cars.
        

        

AND if anybody's interested, I do have pictures from when we took Hamlet to the Christmas tree farm and stuck him in those photo op face-cut-out things for kids. If, you know, the internet wants puppy photos of all things.

Merry Christmas!
loquaciousquark: ((misc) belle gaston face swap snow)
and HERE is a POST about the Christmas party Jasper and I threw!


WE HAD ONE.
ft. a roommate, JASPER; a hostess, QUARK; a puppy, HAMLET.
also ft. JASPER'S PARENTS; JASPER'S FIANCE; QUARK'S PARENTS; QUARK'S BROTHER & his FIANCEE

THE DECORATIONS WERE FESTIVE
    

THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS
        

and sorry, I apparently did not take a single picture of anything we actually served, but the menu from start to finish was:

menu )
the apartment was PACKED
(seriously it was, we fed nine (9) people and a puppy in our two-person apartment)
        

THE PUPPY WAS ADORABLE and bitey
        

And as all good Christmas parties should end, we finished with a wreck of an apartment and guests so stuffed that they had to waddle out to their cars.
        

        

AND if anybody's interested, I do have pictures from when we took Hamlet to the Christmas tree farm and stuck him in those photo op face-cut-out things for kids. If, you know, the internet wants puppy photos of all things.

Merry Christmas!
loquaciousquark: ((misc) belle gaston face swap snow)
21st-Oct-2011 08:35 pm - This is a bummer of a post
and it is going to be all about how bummed I am right now because Jade's at a play and nobody else is answering their phones HIKKI so if you would prefer to read a post about happy things instead or are harboring any lingering thoughts of "gosh why doesn't she just tell us what's going on instead of going all blowhard-y about how bummed she is," please allow me to gift you with this token of my appreciation.

I kid. Ha ha ha!

Here are the things that have gone poorly in the last five days!

oh Hikki has called me back but you know what, I'm going to dump on you anyway

1) my plans for tonight fell through. Way back before fall break, a bunch of girls in my class were planning on going to Sips and Strokes here in Birmingham together. If you've never heard of it, from their website: "Bring your favorite beverage and paint a picture along with Wendy LoVoy or one of her instructors as they show you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful masterpiece that you will take home at the end of the evening." There's a whole bunch of pictures you can sign up for; tonight's was going to be an owl. I've done it before and it was a lot of fun, and I was really looking forward to going with the rest of the people from my class since I don't get to hang out with them very often. Plus I really enjoy painting?

Well, exams came upon us and we ended up pushing it to tonight instead of the original date, and the girl who was kind of coordinating it told us that since our group of 8 or 10 or whatever didn't meet the required minimum of 15, she couldn't register for all of us and we needed to do it ourselves. Well, long story short: I didn't end up registering before the class was full, but the manager I called to ask about it was like, "people don't show up all the time! Just go and try to get in, and if somebody doesn't show, you can have their place no problem!"

GUESS WHAT: everybody showed. The room was packed when I got there and everybody was having their awesome fun times, and I barely got to say hi to my classmates before I got to the front of the line and the woman was like, "nope, sorry! no seats left!" and I had to walk back out again. And I couldn't even be RIGHTEOUSLY INDIGNANT about it because it's my own dadgum fault for not remembering to register sooner, but I'd been looking forward to this for weeks and I didn't get to do it and WOE I AM STILL UPSET.


2) My scheduled time and professor for Primary Care. Each semester, our class is divided into small groups that are then assigned a certain morning or afternoon to spend in the primary eye care clinic downstairs. We see patients along with the fourth years, do preliminary testing, scribe, or run whatever errands need to be run during the exams. Last half-semester, my group went on Tuesday mornings 8-12 and had Dr. Fleming, who was awesome and didn't believe in keeping students waiting around if their work was completed; this half-semester I have FRIDAY FRICKIN AFTERNOONS from 1-5 and frickin DR. PERRY who doesn't believe in letting anyone leave if someone else is not done. It didn't matter that between my fourth year and me, we got done with all our patients by 4:40 and literally had nothing else to do; both of us had to sit in the intern room for FORTY MINUTES while we waited for the other two fourth-years and my other second-year friends to finish their exams. The class technically ends at 4:50; he did not let us even LEAVE the intern room until 5:20, and then we all had to go upstairs and put our equipment away and hang up our white coats and I did not even leave the school until 5:45.



The only bright spot in this entire afternoon was that I got to do all my prelims (VAs @ dist/near, cover test, EOMs, pupils & APDs, confrontation fields, and retinoscopy) AND both precorneal slit lamp and Goldmann tonometry on a real patient instead of just one of my classmates. That said, I think I would have preferred giving up half of those and getting out on fricking time instead.

More? More. )
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) fenris is depressed)
21st-Oct-2011 08:35 pm - This is a bummer of a post
and it is going to be all about how bummed I am right now because Jade's at a play and nobody else is answering their phones HIKKI so if you would prefer to read a post about happy things instead or are harboring any lingering thoughts of "gosh why doesn't she just tell us what's going on instead of going all blowhard-y about how bummed she is," please allow me to gift you with this token of my appreciation.

I kid. Ha ha ha!

Here are the things that have gone poorly in the last five days!

oh Hikki has called me back but you know what, I'm going to dump on you anyway

1) my plans for tonight fell through. Way back before fall break, a bunch of girls in my class were planning on going to Sips and Strokes here in Birmingham together. If you've never heard of it, from their website: "Bring your favorite beverage and paint a picture along with Wendy LoVoy or one of her instructors as they show you step-by-step how to paint a beautiful masterpiece that you will take home at the end of the evening." There's a whole bunch of pictures you can sign up for; tonight's was going to be an owl. I've done it before and it was a lot of fun, and I was really looking forward to going with the rest of the people from my class since I don't get to hang out with them very often. Plus I really enjoy painting?

Well, exams came upon us and we ended up pushing it to tonight instead of the original date, and the girl who was kind of coordinating it told us that since our group of 8 or 10 or whatever didn't meet the required minimum of 15, she couldn't register for all of us and we needed to do it ourselves. Well, long story short: I didn't end up registering before the class was full, but the manager I called to ask about it was like, "people don't show up all the time! Just go and try to get in, and if somebody doesn't show, you can have their place no problem!"

GUESS WHAT: everybody showed. The room was packed when I got there and everybody was having their awesome fun times, and I barely got to say hi to my classmates before I got to the front of the line and the woman was like, "nope, sorry! no seats left!" and I had to walk back out again. And I couldn't even be RIGHTEOUSLY INDIGNANT about it because it's my own dadgum fault for not remembering to register sooner, but I'd been looking forward to this for weeks and I didn't get to do it and WOE I AM STILL UPSET.


2) My scheduled time and professor for Primary Care. Each semester, our class is divided into small groups that are then assigned a certain morning or afternoon to spend in the primary eye care clinic downstairs. We see patients along with the fourth years, do preliminary testing, scribe, or run whatever errands need to be run during the exams. Last half-semester, my group went on Tuesday mornings 8-12 and had Dr. Fleming, who was awesome and didn't believe in keeping students waiting around if their work was completed; this half-semester I have FRIDAY FRICKIN AFTERNOONS from 1-5 and frickin DR. PERRY who doesn't believe in letting anyone leave if someone else is not done. It didn't matter that between my fourth year and me, we got done with all our patients by 4:40 and literally had nothing else to do; both of us had to sit in the intern room for FORTY MINUTES while we waited for the other two fourth-years and my other second-year friends to finish their exams. The class technically ends at 4:50; he did not let us even LEAVE the intern room until 5:20, and then we all had to go upstairs and put our equipment away and hang up our white coats and I did not even leave the school until 5:45.



The only bright spot in this entire afternoon was that I got to do all my prelims (VAs @ dist/near, cover test, EOMs, pupils & APDs, confrontation fields, and retinoscopy) AND both precorneal slit lamp and Goldmann tonometry on a real patient instead of just one of my classmates. That said, I think I would have preferred giving up half of those and getting out on fricking time instead.

More? More. )
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) fenris is depressed)
3rd-Oct-2011 05:30 pm - yes, this is a thing that happened
Unexpected things I did today:
  • linked my mother to the kink meme.
  • swore quietly into my phone to test the speech-to-text censor I discovered entirely by accident (Wonder Woman has a history of b******, apparently)
  • LINKED MY MOTHER TO THE KINK MEME.

I warned her as best I could! I gave her jargon lessons, I told her to stay ONLY IN THE THREAD I LINKED, I briefed her on anonymous etiquette, but...but. She's out there, now, on her own. She's off in the wide world of LJ kinkdom, and I can't protect her anymore.

Godspeed, Mother.
loquaciousquark: ((dragon age) KINKWALL HAHAHAHAHAHA)
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