palsgraf_polka: (OMG Yay)
I came in second place tonight at the cribbage club! I won 6 games, lost 3 (and two of the games I skunked my opponent) and I won $10! That was awesome. I had really great luck tonight.
palsgraf_polka: (Izzard Special)
I wanted to go to Union Station, Olvera Street, Philippe for lunch and then Chinatown, but despite saying that it would be partly cloudy with a 10% chance of rain, it was raining on and off and I didn't want to get my camera wet, so I didn't make it to Chinatown.

But I did do the others, and here are the pics! Let the mushrooms in my front yard welcome you in:


clicky for nostalgia and fiesta! )
palsgraf_polka: (Jean Reno says the Internet Is Srs Bzns)
I have beaten Plants vs Zombies so many times I had a ton of coins. so I bought this tree of wisdom and it told me that if you type the word "future" while battling zombies you get zombies from the future!

click to be spoiled! )

palsgraf_polka: (Dyke)
Was an amazing movie. I loved it so much. Everyone in it was so good, and the movie was directed so intimately - so nakedly - that it just sucked you in for every minute. I highly recommend it to everyone. Oscar material for sure.
palsgraf_polka: (Oh Really?)
palsgraf_polka: (Default)
Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums that you've listened to that will always stick with you or influenced you, the ones that touch you and you can listen to again and again from start to finish. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1) Standing on a Beach - The Cure
2) Graceland - Paul Simon
3) She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star
4) Tindersticks - Tindersticks
5) The Elephant's Baby - Clare Fader
6) Ella and Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
7) So - Peter Gabriel
8) The Joshua Tree - U2
9) Discography - Pet Shop Boys
10) Breakfast in America - Supertramp
11) Chronicle Vol. 1 - Creedence Clearwater Revival
12) The soundtrack to Dirty Dancing
13) The soundtrack to Magnolia
14) Appetite for Destruction - Guns n' Roses
15) Cosmic Thing - B-52s
palsgraf_polka: (Happy Goat)
palsgraf_polka: (Izzard Special)
This is a 10 minutes very well spent.

palsgraf_polka: (Ducky)
This song came on my iPod this morning on my way to work, and here it is, 25 years later, and the song is still fresh and relevant. That's hard to find.

Opportunities - Pet Shop Boys

I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
You've got the brawn, I've got the brains
Let's make lots of -

I've had enough of scheming and messing around with jerks
My car is parked outside, I'm afraid it doesn't work
I'm looking for a partner, someone who gets things fixed
Ask yourself this question: Do you want to be rich?

I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
You've got the brawn, I've got the brains
Let's make lots of money

You can tell I'm educated, I studied at the Sorbonne
Doctored in mathematics, I could have been a don
I can program a computer, choose the perfect time
If you've got the inclination, I have got the crime

Oh, there's a lot of opportunities
If you know when to take them, you know?
There's a lot of opportunities
If there aren't, you can make them
Make or break them

I've got the brains, you've got the looks
Let's make lots of money
Let's make lots of -
(Aahhhhh) Money
(Aahhhhh - Di du da di da bu di ba)

You can see I'm single-minded, I know what I could be
How'd you feel about it, come and take a walk with me?
I'm looking for a partner, regardless of expense
Think about it seriously, you know, it makes sense

Let's (Got the brains)
Make (Got the looks)
Let's make lots of money (Oohh money)
(Let's) You've got the brawn
(Make) I've got the brains
Let's make lots of money (Oohh money)

I've got the brains (Got the brains)
You've got the looks (Got the looks)
Let's make lots of money (Oohh money)
palsgraf_polka: (Hagrid OMG)
The first trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!


I am so excited.
palsgraf_polka: (Happy Goat)
Just how awesome this ad is.


Jun. 12th, 2010 05:10 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Borat)
Dad called me last night and wanted to know if I'd go see The A-Team with him and Mom today. I went and it was a really fucking fun movie! It was funny, and if you're an action fan, the action was great. It was silly, yes, but a lot of fun. Very much like a caper movie. Two thumbs up!
palsgraf_polka: (Acid)
palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
Thursday June 3rd:

Arrive at ORD at 16:32. Check in at hotel. Haven't decided what to do with my Thursday night yet.

Friday June 4th:

10:00 Architectural Riverboat Cruise for an hour.
11:00-14:00 TBD
14:00-16:00 Walking Tour - Historic Downtown (north): Treasures of Culture & Commerce
16:00 meet [ profile] wobblerlorri at the hotel, catch up with her
18:00 dinner with [ profile] wobblerlorri
20:00-23:00 Two comedy shows with [ profile] wobblerlorri

Saturday June 5th:

Morning with [ profile] wobblerlorri at the Planetarium
Lunch with [ profile] wobblerlorri
Afternoon catching up on internet at hotel while [ profile] wobblerlorri naps
Evening is dinner with [ profile] jblaque and company at the Chinese BBQ
Late evening get shitfaced with [ profile] jblaque and company at the bar

Sunday June 6th:

Morning: send [ profile] wobblerlorri back to the airport
10:00-12:00: Walking Tour: Historic Downtown (south): Rise of the Skyscraper
Lunch somewhere
Afternoon: DuSable Museum of African American History
Evening: Dinner somewhere nice Rosebud [Thanks [ profile] jblaque] and then relax at the hotel!

Monday June 7th:

Morning & Early afternoon: The Art Institute!
17:25 my flight home from ORD to LGB

I am so excited!
palsgraf_polka: (Me - 05122010)
I'll be enjoying my first night in Chicago! I am so looking forward to meeting (in alphabetical order) [ profile] iron_chef_gein, [ profile] jblaque and [ profile] wobblerlorri! I am so fucking excited! I have so many cool things planned and I'm just beside myself.
palsgraf_polka: (Prius)
I love my car!


clicky for the milestone! )

I figure that by the time I pay it off next year I'll be close to 185,000 miles. I have to say, it's a good car. It just runs and runs, gets about 45 mpg out here (56 in LA) and I haven't been in any recall except the floor mats. Thank you, little Prius, for being a good car to me.

Cool car

Apr. 14th, 2010 02:30 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Me - With Camera)
I went outside to smoke and there was this car parked outside. It's a Plymouth Concord.


palsgraf_polka: (Karla SWF)
I was waiting for this; the video of convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala on The Dating Game:


Mar. 6th, 2010 07:41 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Abi Icon)
cheap steak and Spanish rice. NOM.

palsgraf_polka: (Prius)
Apple co-founder Wozniak shirks off Prius glitch

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on Friday held firm to his love for Prius cars despite what he suspects is a Toyota software problem behind sudden spikes in acceleration.

"I love my Prius," Wozniak said during on-stage banter with AT&T Tech Channel's Hugh Thompson during a geek talk show at the closing of an RSA computer security conference here.

"It's just like all the other gadgets we have... Everything today has a computer in it, so everything will fail."

Wozniak said he has bought nine Prius cars and even drove one from the Silicon Valley city of San Jose to San Francisco that day.

He said he conducted his own tests of Prius acceleration, taking his car to an open stretch of highway at dusk and then incrementally notching up the speed using the cruise control mechanism.

At "some number over 72" the car accelerated and kept picking up speed, Wozniak said.

"I wanted to see how high it would go," Wozniak said. "It wound up being unlimited so I hit the brake. The problem had to be in the software."

Wozniak advised treating cars like any other computer-based mechanisms by shutting them down at signs of trouble and then restarting them to essentially reboot systems.

"We who work in computers know there are all kinds of little failures," Wozniak said. "I love Toyota; I'm going to buy more of them. I think it is not unsafe."

His remarks came as key US lawmakers looking into Toyota's problems with deadly spikes in speed asked the company for documents backing up its position that electronic defects were not to blame.

Representatives Henry Waxman and Bart Stupak, top Democrats on a key House committee looking into the Japanese auto giant's woes, made the request in a letter to the embattled company's top US executive.

"We do not understand the basis for Toyota's repeated assertions that it is 'confident' there are no electronic defects contributing to incidents of sudden unintended acceleration," they wrote.

The lawmakers' letter to Toyota Motor Sales USA president James Lentz said the firm has yet to share documents conclusively documenting its position that such flaws are not behind speed surges blamed for some 50 US deaths.

They also sought detailed quarterly reports on claims of sudden unintended acceleration and detailed information on the installation of brake override systems designed to slow vehicles and on so-called 'black-box' data from cars and trucks involved in accidents.

The Japanese giant recalled more than eight million cars worldwide to repair accelerator and brake defects.


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