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( May. 1st, 2009 01:52 pm)
Have you ever stood in the April wood
and called the new year in?
While the phantoms of three thousand years fly
as the dead leaves spin?
There's a snap in the grass behind your feet
and a tap upon your shoulder.
And the thin wind crawls along your neck ---
it's just the old gods getting older.
And the kestral drops like a fall of shot and
the red cloud hanging high ---
come --- a Beltane.

Have you ever loved a lover of the old elastic truth?
And doted on the daughter in the ministry of youth?
Thrust your head between the breasts of the fertile innocent.
And taken up the cause of love, for the sake of argument.
Or while the kisses drop like a fall of shot
from soft lips in the rain ---
come --- a Beltane.

Happy old new year to you and yours.
The sun's up for one more day, to be sure.
Play it out gladly, for your card's marked again.

Have you walked around your parks and towns so knife-edged orderly?
While the fires are burned on the hills upturned
in far-off wild country.
And felt the chill on your window sill
as the green man comes around.
With his walking cane of sweet hazel --- brings it crashing down.
Sends your knuckles white as the thin stick bites.
Well, it's just your groaning pains.
Come --- a Beltane.
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The sun going *foom* in several billion years. That's how.

Either that or it'll just end in tears...
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( May. 1st, 2009 12:04 pm)
  • 11:15 @megazone - I read about the cosmonauts a couple of weeks ago, listened to the audio. Creeped out for a while. Major Tomski indeed. #
  • 11:42 It's Fiveday. Lunch at the Guys, 115pm or so... #
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( Apr. 30th, 2009 02:33 pm)
Today is Open Beta Day for Dreamwidth!

If you want an invite code of your very own, sign into Dreamwidth with your OpenID (, same password, and verify your email address. Everyone who does this will get a code for themselves for the real thing, but you must do it before 9 PM Eastern time.

I'm there, same name as here.
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( Apr. 30th, 2009 12:05 pm)
  • 09:04 @MitchBenn = Loved the last NS, with Mr Fry as your song's guest. Well done indeed. Had me laughing all the way home last night. #
  • 10:12 I feel the need to send some copper-jacketed lead downrange at high velocities. #
  • 11:11 Hooked on The Mighty Boosh on Adult Swim... and the IT Crowd on IFC... #
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( Apr. 29th, 2009 12:05 pm)
  • 14:58 Coming off of lunch. Didn't have lunch yesterday due to outages. Cranky bastard at home. Better today, unless hotter than hell at home. #
  • 09:01 I picked the wrong week to stop watching Airplane! #
  • 12:02 Getting odd senses of nostalgia for UMass Amherst days, with the warm spring weather and listening to songs from "Division Bell" #
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( Apr. 28th, 2009 12:07 pm)
  • 12:08 @megazone - I've known about 5G from my trips to Manassas VA. Been wanting one up here for yonks. #
  • 16:58 Tired of major outages, and the abuse we have to take. Again, I pick the wrong week to start giving a damn and getting up in the morning. #
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( Apr. 27th, 2009 12:06 pm)
  • 10:22 Back to the daily grind after a halfway decent weekend. Stuck inside, watching the sun... #
  • 11:30 @megazone -- Five Guys is the Bomb! #
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( Apr. 25th, 2009 12:03 pm)

  • 17:20 Waiting to get home... had a good Fiveday lunch with C, M, and MiL... #

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( Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:05 pm)
  • 14:05 Feeling like Hell warmed over. Not sure what the problem is. Should have binned the day. #
  • 14:05 I picked the wrong week to stop not giving a damn... #
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to actually start giving a damn...
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( Apr. 17th, 2009 01:42 pm)
Hippo Birdie to ewes, [ profile] invader_haywire!!!!
I love Five Guys...
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( Apr. 17th, 2009 12:04 pm)

  • 10:36 Fiveday!! Fiveday!! #

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( Apr. 16th, 2009 12:04 pm)

  • 09:34 Too many outages this week... gets in the way of some serious slacking. Tomorrow is Fiveday. #

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As we all know, today is Tax Day, or as I like to call it, Paying Admission to the National Freak Show.

/start rant

I have all my forms ready, envelopes done up, set to go.
I stop at the small Post Office on Rt 20 in Northboro, as it's on the way to work, intent on using the Self Service kiosk.
At first, I find out that I flubbed the ZIP for the state return. No biggie, save that for a moment.
So I do a postage/certified label for my federal return, and it comes up with the print label option, showing a label (without dimensions -- take notes, kiddies, this bit of info becomes important) and asking, "Will this label fit on your envelope?"
Without any frame of reference or anything to point to the contrary, I keyed "Yes" on the screen.
The label printed... and discovered that the short dimension was equal to the height of the envelope... and was too big to fit on the front.
So I bring it to the desk clerk, after I fixed it to the back, asking if it would work. He said that it should, but also that I should have bypassed that option and found where to print the smaller label. It was at that point that I had advised him that no size option was given, it only showed that label, without dimensions, so I had to guess. Of course, he did say, "I didn't program it, I only work here." I suggested that he push that suggestion higher up the chain so that someone may listen.

Just in case that didn't go anywhere else, I emailed customer service at

We'll see how far this flies.

/end rant
Okay, I know I keep flipflopping on project I'm working on, but here's my current list...

Genre: Urban Fantasy/Modern Horror
System: HERO, using Dark Champions, Hudson City, and Urban Fantasy HERO as primary books.
Concept: Secret group investigating and combating the paranormal. Think of Torchwood meets X-Files, perhaps with doses of Supernatural (which I've never seen, but have read up on the concept), The Dresden Files, the Anita Blake series (before they became nothing more than preternatural porn), Call of Cthulhu, and the like.
PbP or face to face.

Genre: Typical fantasy RPG, using the Greyhawk setting
System: HARP (from Iron Crown Enterprises)
Concept: Greyhawk setting using HARP instead of D&D. However, this may change depending on whether or not I want to complete my deity list or just convert the Greyhawk deities.
This one can be done online or face to face.

Genre: SF/Psychological horror
System: TimeLords from BTRC. Or GURPS 4e. Both modified heavily with house rules.
Concept: Everyday normals thrown into a not-normal situation, with highly unusual discoveries about themselves.
Since not many people know TimeLords, the GM would control most of the character sheets. For GURPS, the GM controls some aspects of the character sheets, keeping a few things secret.
Good one for PbP, though it can also be done face to face just as easily.
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( Apr. 10th, 2009 12:02 pm)

  • 11:56 Thank Gods Above it's Friday. Excuse me... Fiveday. In need of a burger. #

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You Are a Black Panther
You see through people. You understand others' motives and plans.
You have a knack for predicting the future. You just know what people are going to do.

People are attracted to you. You are naturally able to influence other people's thoughts.
You have the charisma to be a beloved guru or dictator. It's all about how you handle it.
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( Apr. 7th, 2009 12:10 pm)

  • 09:09 I've had it... same outage, two days running now... calls won't stop... I picked the wrong day to start getting up in the morning... #

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