Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Great Expectations....Fulfilled!

I had a wonderful Christmas, despite being horribly ill all weekend. More to come (pictures included!) just as soon as I'm able to type a complete sentence without getting distracted by my cold medicine stupor.

Friday, December 16, 2005

A Thank You Letter. Of Sorts.

So, I was hiding in my bed this morning when you called. I was still in a sleep stupor, so I opted not to answer. I started to wonder why you might be calling, since you've never called in the morning, and I thought, "Hey, maybe she's calling to tell me that they closed the office building for some reason. That would be nice..." Then I thought, "Dammit Kim, quit making excuses and get your ass out of bed!" So, then I took a shower, and remembered it was Friday, so I didn't feel guilty about putting on my favorite ratty jeans for work...Then I remembered that I'm going over to Nick's for dinner tonight, so I packed my favorite comfy pants...then I was waiting for the bus, and I listened to the message that you left...and it was such a great way to start my morning! I didn't even get bent out of shape when the person sitting next to me was so close that we were touching, which usually really bugs the hell out of me! Then...then I defied your thoughts on what a good person I am! So, the seat on the other side of me, the one that was not occupied by The Person Who Was Sitting So Close That We Were Touching? You know the one. Well, that seat had a few red and green candy sprinkles on it. A guy boarded the bus and took that seat without looking first, and I didn't say anything to him about the sprinkles, because, well, if you're going to ride public transportation, and you don't look at the seat before you sit down, you deserve what's coming. Then he got up at his stop, and I giggled a little inside...he had sprinkles stuck to his pants...then I giggled a little more inside when I thought to myself, "Cupcake Butt!". So, you see, I'm not nearly so good a person as you would like to think.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

In Retrospect...

Not such a great idea to paint while drinking, as the roller has a tendency to get out of control. I have purple outlets and light switches in my dining room now. Oh, and purple smudges on the ceiling.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


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Friday, December 09, 2005

Future in Speech Writing

I reckon that Plan A ain’t workin’ out so well, so let’s move to Plan B and get ‘er done. What we’re gonna do is, build us a cookie army, and beat the tarnation outta The Evil Doers. (i.e. “Baby Jesus Haters”).

Monday, December 05, 2005

Karma's Blessings



Friday, December 02, 2005

The Final Chapter - Brilliant

Originally uploaded by pastry_child.
This was Brady's take on the situation. I love him and his mad photoshop skills!

Progression Of Boredom.

Originally uploaded by pastry_child.
Below you will see a series of pictures depicting the boredom that has overtaken my group at work. We came in this morning to find a butter knife covered in jelly, lying on the floor by the refrigerator. The rest of the images don't really need explanation.

Originally uploaded by pastry_child.

Originally uploaded by pastry_child.

Originally uploaded by pastry_child.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Shake Yer Money Maker!

I was listening to NPR last night, and they were covering a story about virtual reality games. They interviewed a guy who plays War Craft. Apparently you can sign into the game network, and your character wanders around the environment, interacting with other people who are playing on the network. One of the goals of the game is to collect gold and weapons, such as swords. The interviewee was saying that this particular aspect of the game has become a money-making scheme of it's own. Apparently if you obtain gold or weapons, you can sell them on Ebay for actual money. Trading virtual currency for dollars. Amazing.

Of course, it doesn't end on Ebay. From the NPR website article:

There are individuals and groups in Asia and Eastern Europe where people are paid a very low wage to play characters for long hours -- with the sole purpose of making virtual money that will later be converted into real money.

The farmer's character will try to make the most amount of money during his shift -- some are rumored to have quotas. In order to do this, the characters perform certain tasks that are guaranteed to make money -- killing monsters that drop large amounts of money, and going on quests that yield valuable in-game items like weapons and armor.

The farmers then sell their items through online sites.

Anyone else find this strange, and maybe even a little frightening???