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Slander!
elysiangirl and tarnish09 have been secretly doing it!
machmed and frobear are having sweet, creamy buttsex!
nothinganything has had implants. Y'know. *Those* Implants.
uncouther smokes "special cigarettes" right behind brosely's back!
artemisjones and aditu secretly peed in mausoleum's cornflakes.
bookwitch performed a "sexual act" upon soulfly1974 in a public toilet!

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life sucks, then you.. become one? wait. that's not it.

stressful week. but i'll get over it, i'll get through it. i always do.

that reminds me of the great trick that an English Teacher of Christmas Past taught me: a prepositional phrase begins with a word that describes where a cat can go: in, through, over, around, behind, etc., + of.

wild kitty is muchly acclimated to her new surroundings. unfortunately, i think that too much time in the out of doors has caused her to be.... well, let's just say that she's not the most graceful of cats. she doesn't primly sit down to sit all cute and proper: she falls to the side like a brick. stairs are also a problem: her fat kitty butt tends to get a little too much momentum going before she hits the bottom, and she generally ends up losing control, skidding the last few stairs, ending by sliding on her tummy across the linoleum in a clumsy heap, little legs flailing as she tries to get a paw hold on the ground.

but we heart her.

i watched the X-Men cartoon yesterday for the first time in FOREVER. i had totally forgotten the catchy theme song. i hadn't noticed before that when the characters are going through the introduction part of the theme: CYCLOPS. WOLVERINE. STORM. ROGUE. ETC., that they all .. well, they all look so darn HAPPY to be mutants. in trying to watch the beginning credits as if i hadnt seen them before, i giggled as i was watching them showing off their abilities: Cyclops... okay, he shoots a beam. Wolverine.. okay, he's a hairy guy with claws. i got it. okay. Rogue. she... smiles and flies? does that really constitute being a mutant? (well, other than the ability to fly of course.) with the others, they showed a bit of their namesake. Rogue... is she known for her rogue-ish grin? does it mesmerize people? THIS INTRO TELLS ME NOTHING.

course, like most of you people on my friends list, am a raging nerd, so i know the TRUTH, yo. i know that Mystique is her mother, even. chew on THAT.

*pushes her glasses up on her nose*

i'm bored with work. i keep telling my managers that i'm bored with work. my life has basically resorted to going there, and spinning through the following conversation a few trillion times:


Hi! how are you doing today? gooood!
find everything you needed? that's what i like to hear!
would you like a bag for that?
okay, go ahead and slide your card.
no, the other way.
no. that way. right like that. yessss.
okay, now if i may see your card and your i.d. please?
yes, i did look at the picture.
okay, confirm the total on the screen for me.
confirm the total.
you confirm it by hitting "yes".
the big green one.
okay, the signature capture on that thing is horrible, but it will still accept it.
no no no. you can't rest your hand on the screen.
no. no screen, but the keys are okay.
no, it's perfect. it doesn't matter if your last name didn't show up.
hit enter, please.
*finally just reaches across them and hits enter herself*
okay, here's your receipt, have a fantabulous afternoon.
*repeat 5THOUSAND times, sometimes inserting "no, you enter your pin there with the keypad, not sign the screen."

footnote: i can so live without seeing Harvey Keitel naked... EVER again. thank you.

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scrumbles
Nov. 7th, 2004 06:16 am (UTC)
I know the people behind the counter must be so frustrated with those little POS machines. The problem is every one is a little bit different, some you sign, some you punch buttons, and they're all in different places at every single store so it's hard to remember. If it were standardized it would be easier. People aren't TOTAL idiots. But they sure get made to feel like it.
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
hee hee hee. i can generally tell the ones with common sense from the ones that probably have problems figuring out how to open the refridgerator door every day.

my favorite are the elderly customers who, bless their hearts, haven't really had much experience with modern technology + hearing is awful + thought process isn't what it used to be. no matter HOW many times i tell them to hit the green yes button with the stylus, they will continue to try to sign at the top of the screen EVERY TIME. repeatedly. even when i say "no, you need to hit the green button on the bottom first." they say "oh." and sign at the top. i say "no, you need to tap the green button at the bottom with the pen." "huh? oh." *signs at the top yet again*... usually when i am FINALLY able to point out that there's a green shiny button on the bottom, instead of tapping it with the stylus, they will sign over the yes button.
inisfair
Nov. 7th, 2004 07:25 am (UTC)
no. that way. right like that. yessss.

That would be so much more interesting in just about any other context...
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
hee hee hee.

spoken like a true male ;)

course, i was thinking just about the same thing as i was typing it ;)
vortex
Nov. 7th, 2004 09:14 am (UTC)
FROM HIS EYES!...FROM HIS EYES! Cyclops shoots Beams from his Eyes which is infinately more fabulous than just shooting Beams.

Ok...the Rogue thing...Rogue is a Telepath...how can you show anything that a telepath can do in a 2 second clip in an intro?...
dbsquirrel
Nov. 7th, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
i thought jean was the telepath.. and rogue sucked power/abilities from people...

and also.. i thought wolverines power was him healing very very fast and his good nose... good at smelling.. not good looking.. some people have really good looking noses, but i dont think thats a power.. though it might be a side-effect of being a mutant.. but that would be such a pointless power... unless the enemy had a nose fetish and you wooed them with your stunning nose.. not a literally stunning nose though, although that would be alot better power than say the really beautiful nose, it would be like cyclops, only through his nose! anyway, i thought that the antimantium was what they put in him when experimenting with him... and therefore not a 'mutant' power
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aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
hee hee. that's why i love you, kabandra :) takes the women to set the men straight for once on something that is as geeky as mutant powers ;)
dbsquirrel
Nov. 8th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC)
she was telepathic first(the first occurence of her power was when her 10 year old friend was hit by a car, and she linked up with her mind and felt the death as well) it wasnt until later that she was taught to levitate items through psionic force
aubkabob
Jun. 9th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
i am a geek in that i SO love to hear how mutants either got their power or realized that they HAD powers.

i soak that stuff up.
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
exactly.
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
i know what the different mutants can do, i was just trying to watch the intro as if i were a superhero newbie. yanno, try to watch it with fresh eyes, so to speak.
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aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
i used to watch that one a lot, too, though i could never freaking remember when it was on, so i missed it a lot.
madmadhatter
Nov. 8th, 2004 06:55 am (UTC)
jean grey is also telepathic. i think. and rogue can fly because she somehow permenmently abosorbed power from magneto.

that and the spiderman cartoon are awesome
aubkabob
Nov. 8th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
cool! i hadn't known that was where she got her flying ability - i had thought that she had.. well, sucked another mutant to death in order to retain their powers indefinitely. same with her strength.
dbsquirrel
Nov. 9th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC)
though it wasnt magneto.. it was ms marvel (she also got part of her personality)
aubkabob
Jun. 12th, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
super, thanks for reclarifying it! :D
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