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Mistah Q
Greetings. If you see this post and wonder where I've been, I refer you to my new journal, hisexcellencyq, and apologize that you didn't learn of it sooner.

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In case anyone missed it, I stopped using this username a while back. Had an identity scare, and decided it was best to change my personal and contact information. The scare has long passed and I don't feel I need to keep the new username a secret any longer, but I remain at my new livejournal, hisexcellencyq.

So word up, and see you on the other side.

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I am not deleting this journal. I am keeping it up for personal reference and will likely start making all the entries private. I won't be updating it anymore though.

That is all.

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I have not been very persistent in updating my journal lately. I'm finished being paranoid about my identity being stolen - I got a new e-mail address to use for anything of personal implications, but I'm not going to be changing my livejournal, IM names, or anything like that.

I don't know why I was so tired last night. I got home from work right around 8:00 and by 9:00 I was in bed. I slept until 8:15 this morning.

Work is not so bad. It's somewhat boring, but what job isn't? All the training and information I've had to go through ought to count for credits toward pharmacy school. Not that I'm going to school to be a pharmacist.

Working full-time doesn't really leave time for taking any classes at a local school, and they're expensive here because I'm still a New Hampshire resident anyway, so I've decided that I'm going to try taking an online course over the summer. I need to get back into school in at least some capacity.

Now it's time to get ready for work again. 10:00 to 6:30 is not so bad, but I'm only working such hours because I'm filling in for someone this week - next week it's back to 12:30 to 9:00. Yuck.
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Someone hacked some of my login information, took over my e-mail address, and tried to steal my domain names and possibly my credit card information and my identity.

Please disregard any correspondence you may have received from my e-mail addresses (ralyons@gmail.com and mistah_q@yahoo.com) between 10 PM E.S.T. on 3/4/2006 and 10 AM E.S.T. on 3/5/2006. New info to come, as I will be changing everything.

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Poll #675045 Because I've not created a poll in a few years. . .

Who would win in a five-way battle?

The People's Front of Judea
Chuck Norris

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Current Music: Al Stewart - Merlin's Time

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It's been an uneventful enough week that there isn't much to write about. I rather like my job, but the hours are starting to get to me (and to Melanie). . It's a good job but it's still with a temp company and there's no guarantee of even short-term job security, so I've been keeping my eyes open elsewhere.

I don't feel good tonight. I haven't felt too swell all week, rather. Monday I had to leave work early, and I think I may have had the flu. Tuesday I was fine enough to go back in, but I still haven't felt all too great. Good thing I have this weekend to rest.

Melanie has lots of homework and we don't really need to do any shopping, so we'll probably spend most of the weekend staying in. I'm going to go and get some much needed sleep now.
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Pittsburgh 21
Seattle 10

I think I'm going to cry.

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N'oubliez pas de nourrir la chèvre.

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We had to stop at the grocery store on the way home today because I had a major craving for grape juice.

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J'ai peur du fromage.

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I haven't done much posting lately. I'm now working at a pharmaceutical company Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. It's a little closer to where I live, and pays a little better than the last job I held. The hours leave a little to be desired, but I won't complain - for now.

A couple weeks ago we were at a Hollywood Video looking for a documentary that Melanie needed to watch for a class, and they were having a sale to get rid of some of their old VHS tapes - Five for $5. We picked up Fievel Goes West, Doug's 1st Movie, Prehysteria, The Brave Little Toaster, and a Veggie Tales video.

We also saw The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe a few weeks ago, and it was good, but it's not fresh enough in my mind to give commentary about it. I liked some of the parallelism. The theater we found was very cheap, too.

Yesterday we went shopping at an outlet mall about an hour north of Chicago. This place was huge, and it was fun to walk around, though all we bought were some audio cassettes (for $1 each!) and a birthday present for Melanie's brother. We were going to go grocery shopping on the way home, but we realized that we didn't really need any groceries.

I still feel like I'd like to try starting my own business, but Chicago isn't really the place - neither of us want to live in the city any longer than is neccessary for her schooling. Perhaps next we'll move to Tempe, or maybe Des Moines. Or Kentucky, or Pittsburgh. Who knows.

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Current Music: Puh-lah-mah-lu

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"It's Po-la-ma-lu!"
That'll teach 'em to say it right.

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One of my domain names, www.aooga.net, expires in five days. I'm totally not interested in maintaining it, and I think I'll just let it go, unless someone can think of a reason why I should renew.
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Ground rules: the first player of this "game" starts with the topic "5 weird habits of yours" and people who get tagged need to write an LJ entry about their 5 quirky habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

1. I can't wear a sock that has a hole in it. If one sock gets so much as the tiniest hole in it, I throw the pair away.
2. I don't mind doing housework, except for one thing: I hate to wash dishes. I will sweep and vacuum the floor, clean the toilet, take out the trash, and dust the furniture before I'll look at the dishes. When I do wash dishes, I have to rinse everything completely spotless before I even start. Then I clean out the sink, and start washing. Otherwise I feel like I'm washing them in dirty water.
3. I compulsively chew on small plastic objects - pencaps, caps from water bottles. . I don't even think about it. It just happens.
4. When I cook, I don't follow recipes or directions. I just don't. This is probably why Melanie does the baking.
5. I like to sing, but when I sing songs, I rarely sing the real lyrics; I always make up silly lyrics.

Instead of tagging five people, I'll just leave it open for whomever.
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I haven't been updating my journal much. I've been tagged twice now for the "weird quirks" meme, and I shall get around to it soon. I had some Chinese food for dinner that was actually quite good, but now I'm feeling really sick. Time for bed.

Current Mood: sick sick

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I have downloaded a Fraggle Rock ringtone for my phone. And there was much rejoicing!

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Here's wishing everyone a wonderful and merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it today, on the 28th, or January 6th or 7th.
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Monday morning when we were setting out to the post office, the car wouldn't start. It was about 7 degrees outside, and I guess it was too cold.

Tuesday it wouldn't start all day.

Today it was finally warm enough that I thought it would start, but I had run the battery dead whilst trying to start the car. Wonderful. We don't really know anyone out here, and my Triple A membership expired in November. (I'm planning on renewing, but it wasn't the best time of year for us.)

We finally got it started this evening. I posted an ad on craigslist (chicago.craigslist.org) that I was offering $6 and a bag of candy if someone would stop by and jump-start my car. Someone responded and now the car is working again.

Tomorrow we are finally going to the post office. If we sent you a Christmas card, it's probably going to be a couple days late. If we didn't send you one, we either didn't have your address, or didn't think you'd want one. Go ahead and reply with your address, and we'll send you a belated one. (Don't worry, I've screened all comments to this entry, so nobody will see it.)

Not much else is going on. Four days until Christmas! Likewise for Hanukkah! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah (Dec. 25th sunset - Jan. 2 this year)!

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With all my new-found free time, I have become so bored that I've spent large amounts of time playing a children's computer game. I've decided that I'll undertake something more productive: Perhaps writing a fantacy novel. If any of y'all would like to be a character, let me know.

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