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Shenanigans Friday: November 09, 2012.

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cher_arlequin OBLIGATORY NANOWRIMO THREAD9th-Nov-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
I'm just past 15k and already running out of material. Help.
astridmyrna Re: OBLIGATORY NANOWRIMO THREAD9th-Nov-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
At 9k cuz I was lazy. Trying to catch up ugggggh.
paulnolan 9th-Nov-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
WHAT GAMES HAVE YOU BEEN PLAYING THIS WEEK, _P?

Mostly Kingdom Hearts 3D here.
paulnolan 9th-Nov-2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Although I have had an urge to replay Mother 3 today... maybe I'll start that later on.
masakochan 9th-Nov-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Speaking of all the pissed off Republicans: there's a petition on the White House site asking to "Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government."

WHUT.
fishphile 9th-Nov-2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
lolz. I hope all the people who want to get out get out, but Bye.
borderline_mary 9th-Nov-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
THAT GIF IS SLAYING ME
jwaneeta 11th-Nov-2012 01:05 am (UTC)
+1
fishphile 9th-Nov-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
You guise, we almost elected someone who didn't know why you can't open windows on airplanes. WHEW.
layweed 9th-Nov-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
ngl, on my flight to NY a few weeks ago, I wished I could open the window. The cold air at 30,000 ft was probably warm compared to the fricken air conditioning inside the cabin. omfggggggggg.
layweed 9th-Nov-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
i give up and when i'm done giving up i'm going to give up on giving up because this job search is fucking killing me.

also, what did y'all do during election night? I'm sorry to say I pretty much avoided ontd_p like the plague (y'all are awesome don't get me wrong, but keeping up with thousands of comments on a netbook is suck). And I went to a watch party at a beer garden with lone_concertina and her friend and her hubby and it was awesome seeing everyone outside (i.e. all the Democrats) cheering and being super overjoyed when Democrats were called the winners for each race and especially when Obama was called the winner. All the Republicans were inside so I couldn't taste their tears. Oh and I think the Dems. outnumbered the Republicans at least 2-to-1, but that's what you get in Travis County!
paulnolan 9th-Nov-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
I slept through it... Will had a bit of a stomach bug, bless him, so we had an early night.
dumpweeds 9th-Nov-2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
I have a job interview at macy's on tuesday. my parents aren't happy because it requires me to commute a bit - I live in the southern part of san francisco and I'd have to take muni up to powell.

in other news, I'm pretty much out of food and I THOUGHT I had pancake mix, but one of my roommates finished it off so I just finished a box of stale cheerios :( I wanted pancakes :(
layweed 9th-Nov-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
good luck!

i'm out of food too, though i think i have a box of really old pancake mix in the cabinet and i've been contemplating using it. then again, i have no milk so i might as well buy new mix if i go buy milk.
lady_borg 9th-Nov-2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
YAY I made it for this one!

I bring this

http://whitepeoplemourningromney.tumblr.com/
the_physicist 9th-Nov-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
i never make it for these posts normally... i'm about to go to bed too (well, that's the plan, i probably will be up for hours, lol)
glass_houses 9th-Nov-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
What's your favorite kind of pie? I really, really want pie.
lady_borg 9th-Nov-2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Apricot.
ebay313 9th-Nov-2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Can't believe it's friday already!

My life right now is basically all PhD application stuff :(

I am looking forward to December when it all has to be turned in so good or bad at least it will be done and submitted.

Mostly happy with election results. My friend couldn't believe prop 2 here in michigan didn't pass because she'd only heard people support it. I'm not surprised, all I've seen (not counting tv ads) is support too, but we live in a very liberal part of the state, so I'm used to what I see here not being representative of the entire state. So glad out Props 1, 5 & 6 didn't pass though. Elections always make me so thankful for the area I live in :) It's kind of nice to know that conservatives don't stand a chance locally.
layweed 9th-Nov-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Monday, Friday, Saturday. ALL SUCKS ALL THE SAME. Only you get different things on television so that changes it up, lol.

I'm mostly happy with the election results, though I am disappointed that Texas elected Ted Cruz by a greater margin than Cornyn's re-election in 2008. I am also SHOCKED that the local proposition for affordable housing funding failed to pass (by about 2%, 7000 voters). Austin and Travis County is a liberal area and all the other bond propositions passed, so that one was a huge shock to me.
ruby_stevens CRY MOAR Roundup 9th-Nov-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
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redstar826 Re: CRY MOAR Roundup 9th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)




redstar826 9th-Nov-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
lady_borg 9th-Nov-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
YES!
glass_houses 9th-Nov-2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
amber_protocol 10th-Nov-2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Lmao. No lies detected.
crossfire 9th-Nov-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I got nothing except I am pretty damn happy with the election results. There were a couple of bad things, but for the most part I think we did pretty good.

So here, have a puppy playing with a doorstop:
shadowwolf1321 10th-Nov-2012 12:07 am (UTC)
Aww I want <3
keeperofthekeys 9th-Nov-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I'm on the planning committee (after some self-induced drama) for the Women in Science group at my uni. The group is just starting, so I'm overly excited about being on the committee.


Also, as of tomorrow I've completed the first 4 weeks of Insanity. My body :(
poetic_pixie_13 10th-Nov-2012 12:58 am (UTC)
Yay for planning committees! And working out!

You icon is ace. (This + your other comment meant I spend way too long choosing an icon for this comment. >.>)
veracity 9th-Nov-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
I was all happy like about life...and then my voice went out and my teammates aren't really contributing shit when I need them to do one little voiceover for our movie project. At this point, I don't give a shit anymore. I'm gonna submit as is and be like "whatever." I did all the work anyway. No voice! Voice over. It's special with the frogish quality. It's only worth 8 points (8%) anyway.

We had to "create a story" movie because he likes bragging rights at his conferences on digital media. [His words.] Screw it. I'm gonna finish up and go vegetate during Haven. We have to be one pic and one clip of a movie, each of the team members, and yeah one of them? Didn't get that. So I just gave up. If they don't like it, they should have helped out more.


Plus, apparently we have a take home quiz, too. Batshit crazy this man. Plus, a beginning of a Blender project.
poetic_pixie_13 10th-Nov-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
Eh, fuck it. If they're not doing their part they can't say shit.

kitanabychoice 9th-Nov-2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
I have been doing nothing but crafting for the past week. I made a handful of new jewelry items and tomorrow I have a beginner's crocheting class and two weeks from now a beginner's knitting class! I am excite.

and I just signed up on ravelry! friends? anyone? :D
magenta_girl 10th-Nov-2012 01:31 am (UTC)
I'm on ravelry. I think I'm there as magentagirl13 but I never remember.
lady_borg 9th-Nov-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)


My son's first proper toys. I love the triceratops.
one_hoopy_frood 9th-Nov-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Awwwww I love the triceratops too. And the space monkey.
beoweasel 9th-Nov-2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
As some of you might have noticed, I have survived my surgery! I've been in the hospital for the past three days, and just got back home on Wednesday morning.

It's been REALLY rough though. Even with medication, the pain in my stomach is intense, making it difficult to move around, or do anything for that matter. Luckily, my parents and roommate have been so awesome helping me recover.
glass_houses 10th-Nov-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Glad to see you're ok! What kind of surgery was it?
ayarane 9th-Nov-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
My mother and stepfather have been fighting (and slinging about threats of divorce) for the better part of the month. The sound insulation is awful and these walls are stupid thin, so I get to hear all of it. Just because I can put on noise-cancelling headphones and turn up the podcasts/music doesn't make the stress-induced ick go away, and I wish people wouldn't dismiss my feelings or throw them back at me like they shouldn't matter. Oh, oh, but if I DO ignore things, I'm accused of sticking my head in the ground.

Not to mention, when they fight, I can forget about eating for the day. Going downstairs during one of those blowouts is asking to be caught in the crossfire.

Seriously, how can mother just... burn several hours pointing out my stepfather's flaws (the same ones, OVER AND OVER) and reopen the same wounds? I know he pushes her buttons, but she's just as guilty, if not worse. Of course, both of them are obstinately opposed to any kind of counseling, even if it doesn't save their marriage but just to have a safe place to air out their feelings. The only way mother would ever agree to any kind of counseling, ever, is if it's the kind that vindicates her as the BEST PERSON IN THE WORLD and everyone else is a bunch of assholes for ruining her life and thus she is justified in being a jerk to all people.
ragnor144 10th-Nov-2012 12:30 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry that you are going through this.
maynardsong 9th-Nov-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
So the positive highlight of my day: I went to Sweetgreen to pick up a salad, and it was a hella hot guy who took my order and rang me up. And I left a tip, and I definitely would have very very happily had sex with him in a heartbeat.


Cue to rant time: And I'm a reasonably attractive het lady. And I'd just sampled the Midnight Massage bar from Lush, which smells like jasmine. So as a red blooded man, he should be up for it if I proposition him, right? (I DIDN'T say a damn thing, I only left a dollar tip while trying to think of some kind of small talk to make and not coming up with anything.) But I'm also almost positive that no, actually, I wouldn't have gotten laid if I'd just up and said, "I think you're hot, and I'd totally have sex with you." And it's not just because I'd have wanted to shave, trim, and thread, and otherwise sexify. I'm pretty sure if I'd actually /given/ any sign that I want to do him, he'd have gotten creeped out, just as any lady would get creeped out if a man demonstrates his interest in fucking her. But oh no, I'm a girl, so obviously any guy will instantly fuck me just because I ask? That's how it's supposed to work? So I fucking HATE that meme that it's easier for a girl to get laid than a guy. Also, I had no idea how to go about it. If only it actually WERE the case that as a het lady, all I have to do is say "btdubs I think you're hot, so if you don't have a girlfriend, shall we fuck?". It's not. Can that meme DIE already?

But what COULD I have said????
sesmo 10th-Nov-2012 12:13 am (UTC)
The traditional line is 'So, when do you get off work?'
celtic_thistle 9th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Everyone's stressing me out, you guys. It's too much to even go into here, but I am always trying to be everyone's Positive Priscilla and I just can't anymore. People unload on me and I can't DO anything for them so I just bullshit them to try to make them feel better so I don't feel guilty or whatever.

My brother-in-law didn't get into the engineering program he wanted and my sister is blaming herself because of her chronic pain issues--he dropped out of his previous program to be supportive of her. He's really, really upset about not getting into this other program, causing my sister to be upset, causing me to be upset. :(

My husband stepped down from management to supervisor and took a $.20 pay cut (oh well) because he's had it with corporate bullshit. He's actively looking for another job. They put him on antidepressants and he takes a VERY low dose and it's helping, but I feel sad for him. I want him to do something he loves. I'm going to tell him tonight that if he wants to move back up to the mountains if he finds a job there, I'm up for it. My job is blah and a change might do us good. We're financially stable and all but, yeah, he's over the company.

I went off birth control because we want a kid; I visited my shrink and my midwife this week and they've both agreed I need to wean off my extended-release Xanax and I'm nervous. If I have a hard time, I can go back on it since the risks to a fetus are relatively low, but yeah. idk. I'm sick of my anxiety running my life. The midwife did give me prenatals to start taking, which makes it all feel very real.

Oh, and a young cop my dad trained several years ago was shot and killed on duty this morning and my dad is a wreck--he never cries, but my mom said he did all morning. The guy was only about 35 and had two little kids :(

The only real positive, happy thing right now is that my NaNo is coming along nicely. I'm almost to 15k words.
poetic_pixie_13 10th-Nov-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
Love, love, love, love.

I've been in the everyone-unloads-on-me boat. It's super important to take a step back and take care of yourself. You deserve it. You can't help others if you're a mess and anyway your mental health and well being is just as important as theirs.

I hope you have good luck with the job and the bb growing. I'm so sorry about your dad. I can't imagine what he's going through.

If you ever need to talk, I"m here, sweetheart. <3

dagnirovanaliel 10th-Nov-2012 12:02 am (UTC)
Possibly dumb resume question: Mine is currently in PDF format. I was wondering if this is normal/okay or if I should make it in Word instead? (My issue was that for awhile Word refused to work on my computer so I ended up using Photoshop and making it into a PDF). I don't really know what I'm doing here. What's the standard?
layweed 10th-Nov-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
I would keep it in PDF unless explicitly asked not to because PDF preserves format and layout, while Word might cause it to load and look funky depending on the computer.

eta: oh yeah idk if you know but MS Word actually has the ability to save as PDF, you just have to download the extension doohickeythingamajig.

Edited at 2012-11-10 12:20 am (UTC)
shortsweetcynic 10th-Nov-2012 02:33 am (UTC)
love.
justspaz 10th-Nov-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I was really sick last week, especially over the weekend, but I'm basically almost out of the ill woods! Just a big of congestion. And all in time for my (20th) Birthday on Monday!

I go to school in Philly, I'm from upstate NY, so I don't get home during the year save Thanksgiving and winter break. My mom is meeting me in NYC tomorrow for my birthday, so I'm very excited!

If only I didn't have a three hour research seminar on my birthday!
poetic_pixie_13 10th-Nov-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
Happy early birthday, bb. <3

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