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A note of something pretty cool. [Jan. 2nd, 2010|07:00 am]
Caroline Tigeress
S, I love you.  I'm not very good about saying that, but you know who you are.
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We love craiglist personal ads [May. 5th, 2009|08:10 am]
Caroline Tigeress
We love craiglist personal ads.  http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/msr/1155424248.html
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A bunch of my writings are on helium.com now, so I'm asking y'all to take a look [Feb. 13th, 2009|02:23 am]
Caroline Tigeress
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I've switched over to publishing on Helium.com, so you might want to check out my work there.  I'm only going to be publishing the odd update here and there, about once a week on Fridays, and it will have all of my content, so as my flists change, and new people come, you can see some of my old work.  I'll cull the list once in a while so that people don't get bowled over with the same old shite.

What is Helium.Com?  It's a new way of marketing writing to people.  If you want an invite, just drop me a note at caroline_AT_carolineatigeress_dot_com with a *nospam* or *helium* in the header and I'll set you up (and yes, I get a minor kickback, no lies, full disclosure).  I've already started making some small amounts of residual income from them, and I know I have a lot of writers and poets on my list.  They have a marketplace, awards system, contests.  It seems to be very upfront and hassle free.  No adult content, and they try to get a good quality of writing

Anyway, here's what I've got so far:

Fiction:

Short Stories: Horror
http://www.helium.com/items/1338548-short-horror-stories

Short Stories: Adventure Stories for young children
http://www.helium.com/items/1338541-childrens-adventure-and-mystery-stories

Short Stories: Mystery Stories for children:
http://www.helium.com/items/1338531-childrens-detective-stories

Short Stories: Dog Stories for children.
http://www.helium.com/items/1338524-childrens-dog-and-detective-stories

Short stories: Struggle
http://www.helium.com/items/1308091-the-redemption-of-thomas-mcmann

Short stories: Superheroes
http://www.helium.com/items/1307336-science-fiction-super-hero



Poetry:

The Ocean
http://www.helium.com/items/1338581-poetry-ocean-sea

Insanity
http://www.helium.com/items/1338572-poetry-madness-insanity

Beyond Existing
http://www.helium.com/items/1338570-poetry-existance

Shadows
http://www.helium.com/items/1338565-poetry-shadows

Poetry: My pain
http://www.helium.com/items/1329095-poetry-about-a-sprained-ankle

Poetry: When it rains
http://www.helium.com/items/1329042-poems-about-rain

Poetry: Debt
http://www.helium.com/items/1329034-poems-about-debts

Poetry: Gossip
http://www.helium.com/items/1329023-poetry-about-laughing-and-jealousy

Poetry: Winter forests
http://www.helium.com/items/1328911-poems-about-winter-trees

Poetry: Phone calls
http://www.helium.com/items/1328903-poems-about-phones-and-voice-mail-and-waiting

Poetry: Anger
http://www.helium.com/items/1328896-poems-about-anger-and-rage

Poetry: Drinking
http://www.helium.com/items/1322152-the-cycle-of-alcoholism




NonFiction / Essays / other writings:

Creating a backdrop to a picture in watercolor medium:
http://www.helium.com/items/1337007-basic-background-techniques-in-watercolor

Tips for learning easy magic tricks:
http://www.helium.com/items/1336971-magic-tips-for-the-beginner

Essays: Self reflection
http://www.helium.com/items/1329861-gremlins-in-our-tech


How to write compelling web content
http://www.helium.com/items/1329794-writing-top-notch-web-articles

Using real people as models for fictional characters
http://www.helium.com/items/1329765-using-real-characters-and-events-to-build-stable-fictional-worlds

What you need to know about allergies to bees
http://www.helium.com/items/1329733-how-bee-sting-allergies-effect-the-body


10 things you can do in the library that will really annoy the other patrons
http://www.helium.com/items/1322790-ways-to-annoy-library-patrons

Does Kellogg's promise to only promote nutritious food to children during Saturday morning cartoons signal a significant trend in nutrition awareness?
http://www.helium.com/items/1322308-why-we-should-boycott-kelloggs-products

How smoking affects the nervous system
http://www.helium.com/items/1322281-smoking-effecting-the-nervous-system

Teaching children ethics
http://www.helium.com/items/1319807-children-ethics-education-example-ghandi

How corporate farming impacts the environment
http://www.helium.com/items/1317612-corporate-farming-enviromental-effects

Easing back in to "reality" after a vacation
http://www.helium.com/items/1316790-overseas-travel-decompression-getting-back-into-your-life

Are people who draw anthro (anthropomorphic) characters fetishists or artists?
http://www.helium.com/items/1309762-furry-fandom-paraphilia-fetish

So anyway, if you're a writer, check it out, and if you want to write there, please let me know.  I think it's well worth your time, and kind of exciting to watch the whole thing unfold.  I've only been seriously working on it for a couple of weeks now, so next week, I'll shoot you an update. 

Thanks for listening!

Caroline

P.S.

If you're already on Helium.com, drop me a note, my user profile is here:
http://www.helium.com/users/23615

I'll add you to my +flist there.  Take care all!
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Writer's Block: Nature Gone Wild [Nov. 13th, 2008|05:26 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
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Field mice always sleep facing northwest. Kangaroos can't walk backwards. Female hyenas have penises. Let's face it, nature is weird. What's the strangest thing you know about the animal kingdom?
Homo Sapiens thinking they are the center of the fucking universe and getting the facts of Hyena Anatomy correct would be terribly nice.
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Police Car Meme! [Nov. 12th, 2008|08:55 am]
Caroline Tigeress

If you saw me in the back of a police car, what would you think I was arrested for?

Answer me, then post this in your own journal to see how many different crimes you get accused of committing.

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kitten o' Lantern! [Oct. 31st, 2008|05:59 am]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1673458/
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New Zine in the making! [Oct. 25th, 2008|09:04 am]
Caroline Tigeress

A Call for Submissions...

 

It seems to me that this has been overdue for a long time. That or I've been watching the AMC Halloween marathon (again).

 

I'm starting a collaborative zine entitled BITE ME:The Zine of Cannibalistic literature. Yep, you heard me. If you've ever wanted nuvelle cuisiene, od'ed on Motel Hell, or draw zombie comics, I'd like to hear from you.  Movie reviews, cheap thrills, and recipies are encouraged!

 

Seriously. Honestly. It's going to be fun. Really.

 

caroline@carolineatigeress.com

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Pure Zombie Goodness [Oct. 25th, 2008|08:59 am]
Caroline Tigeress
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[mood |touchedtouched]

Okay so...

 

The kitten has been bugging me with her favourite ten year old joke as of late...

 

“What do Vegan Zombies say?” Graiiins.... Graiiiiins...

 

You get the idea.

 

Now at a certain point in my little schizoid mentality, I was a fluff girl for a pretty damned good tourney scrabble player. She'd warm up on me and then go kick literature butt. Part of my training with her is to look at words, and see iterations. So of course, my mind went into overdrive last night and um, well this just isn't pretty, according to the kitten...

 

What does the construction worker zombie say? Cranes.... Cranes...

 

What does the plumber zombie say? Drains... Drains...

 

What does the Art Student Zombie Say? Frames... Frames...

 

What does the Masochistic Zombie say? PAIIIN... PAIIINE... (could also be the glasier zombie, I suppose). Such a zombie might also say Maiim... Maiiiim...

 

What does the messy Zombie Say? STAAAIN... STAAAins....

 

What does the Engineer Zombie Say? TRAAAAINS.... TRAAAAIIIINS...

 

What does the tropical storm zombie say? RAAAINS.... RAAAIIIIINS...

 

What does the x-box fanatic zombie say? Games.... gaaaiiimes...

 

What does the Kinko's Employee (albiet, not necessarily needing to be a Zombie to work for kinko's, but it doth help). Saaaame... Saaammme... (may also be applied to McCain voters)

 

What does the Lesbian Zombie Say? DAMES... DAYYYMES...

 

What does the Bondage Zombie Say? CHAINS... CHAAAIIINS...

 

What does the Contrite Zombie say? SHAAAAME... SHAAAAAAme...

 

What does the Zombie who's tired of all these jokes say? Lame... Laaaaame...

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Writer's Block: Cryptozoology [Oct. 22nd, 2008|07:27 am]
Caroline Tigeress
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Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, el chupacabra—what is your favorite creature that may or may not exist?
A compassionate conservative or a democrat with a spine...


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My Men's Room Date's a Senator! [Oct. 7th, 2008|09:34 pm]
Caroline Tigeress

http://www.thefump.com/fump.php?id=120
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(no subject) [Oct. 7th, 2008|10:17 am]
Caroline Tigeress
So really, is this funny?  I don't think so... 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/3145269/Homosexuals-should-carry-warning-tattoos-says-chaplain.html

I thin
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Writer's Block: United Nations World Teachers Day [Oct. 5th, 2008|09:17 am]
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In recognition of United Nations World Teachers Day, let us reflect on the subjects we hated most in school but must now grudgingly admit were useful. What subject will today’s students find most useful when they’re older?
Okay so in school I detested math, as it made no sense, out of school, however with real-world-application, I use Geometry now and then.  The one that I feel kids will find useful when their older?  Computer Science, of course...  or Spanish...



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Slight Edit [Sep. 29th, 2008|05:37 am]
Caroline Tigeress
All entries have been changed to, 'friends only'.  Hell, half of you finish my sentences before I do.
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Devious Journal Entry [Sep. 27th, 2008|09:14 am]
Caroline Tigeress

The Case for NOT eating meat..
by ~CarolineTigeress on deviantART
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Gakked from Kai_Tokuro [Sep. 26th, 2008|10:23 am]
Caroline Tigeress
01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favorite and least favorite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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Not a real surprise, I suppose. [Sep. 26th, 2008|09:05 am]
Caroline Tigeress
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You are a

Social Liberal
(85% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(13% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Socialist

   
 

   
 


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
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Notations for all Pagan, and possibly of interest to non-christians... [Sep. 21st, 2008|10:27 am]
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Sarah Palin's anti-pagan, very clearly outlined:
http://www.wildhunt.org/2008/09/palins-anti-pagan-coreligionists.html

And here's a lil bit from Keith Oberman...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-_h2OU8RAQ&eurl=http://ofbyandforthepeople.wordpress.com

Forward and gak at will.  This person should be no where near public office.
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(no subject) [Sep. 14th, 2008|08:16 am]
Caroline Tigeress

Your result for The RPG Class Test...

Monk


Pretty much good at everything: You are a Monk!


No, not a monk like those bald medieval guys. The Monk in D&D is a martial artist. They're smart, they're capable, they're spiritual, they're sneaky when they want to be, and they're damn dangerous in a fight.


What to say? You scored high on all four categories, which means that you're probably a well rounded and capable person. Either that or you're an overly smart and dangerous psychopath.

Take The RPG Class Test at HelloQuizzy

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Devious Journal Entry [Sep. 12th, 2008|10:02 am]
Caroline Tigeress

Irritated Sidhee
by ~CarolineTigeress on deviantART

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Article Reguarding Same Gender Marriage [Sep. 6th, 2008|07:19 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
I guess those ancient Christians felt we weren't all that damned scary...

http://www.firstthings.com/article.php3?id_article=4511
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Writer's Block: Checklist for Eternity [Aug. 31st, 2008|11:02 pm]
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If you could live forever how would you spend your time?


Help out.

Think about it. You're immortal. You've gotten several doctorates in various venues, set up various corporations to funnel you endless amounts of money and mastered a couple dozen forms of martial arts. So put a couple changes of clothing on your back, and wander the earth, just lending a paw to whomever you might find.

Seems pretty cool to me.
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Writer's Block: Spirits [Aug. 28th, 2008|04:56 am]
Caroline Tigeress
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Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever encountered one?
Yes, and yes.
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I'm announcing my grass roots membership. [Aug. 25th, 2008|09:54 am]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.thelopezfamilyonline.com/play.php?first=Caroline&last=Tigeress
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Writer's Block: Your Threads [Aug. 24th, 2008|09:23 am]
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What does your favorite "you" outfit consist of?


I have this reversable dress that I bought from Torrid when they were more like Hot Topic than the generic shit you get now.  I used to wear it with a black leather collar and calf-high lace up boots.  Does wonders for my cleavage, and would wear it with stockings 'n garters so the old man and I could foodle around in public, with no one the wiser.

Caroline
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I'm looking for some reccomendations, please. [Aug. 23rd, 2008|11:17 am]
Caroline Tigeress
(crossposted to a few relevant communities, my apologies)

I am seeking a reccomendation for a drug & alcohol substance abuse program.  My needs are complex, but one thing is clear, in my mind it needs to be trans/genderqeer positive with a nod to avoiding self injurious behaviours, scizoid and Disassociative Disorders.  Ideally in the Portland, Oregon area, but I'm willing to travel.  You can reply here, or email me directly if you prefer.  I'm not looking for any shoulders to cry on, but my drinking and self-loathing has gotten out of control.  It's interfering with my ability to function and do the things I'd like to do.

Thank you,
Caroline
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Writer's Block: Your Online Hot Spots [Aug. 23rd, 2008|10:42 am]
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Where do you spend most of your time on the web?
irc.furnet.org, my various email accounts, LJ and Trueselves.
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Writer's Block: Your Favorite Series: One Last Go Round [Aug. 21st, 2008|08:02 am]
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If you could pick any TV show that has been off the air to come back for one more season, which show would you pick and why?
Difficult.  Peter Davidson / Sylvester McCoy / David Eccelson as the Doctor, however I suppose that doesn't count as it's on the air.  Space 1999 comes to mind, and the end of TNG was wholly unacceptable.  I'll settle on Firefly.  River needs to dismantle more people.  *purr*
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And now the latest from Pink Tiger Laborotory! [Aug. 16th, 2008|11:40 am]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCzbNkyXO50&e
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Yiff or Pass [Aug. 14th, 2008|12:31 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
There is at least one person on your friends list that wants to yiff the hell out of you.

So lets play the Yiff or Pass game.

The rules are simple.

If you want to yiff the person who posts this, send him or her a reply saying "I'd yiff you." But, you have to post this in your journal, in exchange.

And marvel at the replies.

I still want to know when the term, 'yiff' became mainstream.  Screened Entries...
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One of those meme things. Cooler than usual though. [Aug. 12th, 2008|01:00 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
rubashov:

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

Quite a nice dialogue builder, methinks:
animals

Some of my best friends are non-human animals. As a child I was instructed that the family poodle was indeed my furry little sister (which did cause some trauma when the animal's life was threatened, and even moreso when she had to be put down).

fantasy

In order to increase my vocabulary and reading skills, every night my parents would invite me into their bed and we would take turns reading aloud pages of The Hobbit. I played 1st and 2nd edition D&D for years, and have read various fantasy things and drooled over fantasy art for ages.

independent press

By not subscribing to homogenized views one can get a, 'street view' idea of what things look like from a commmon persons perspective.

poetry

Sometimes we cannot express emotions with lots of chatter. Sometimes small meters are best.

tattoos

Body art; the willingness of people to illustrate themselves.

vampires

To prey on others for your very existence. Truly the omnipotent predator.

zinedom

A collection of people willing to put their ass on the line with their own words and their own ways. Why read Time magazine when you can grab a zine?
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Offensive [Aug. 10th, 2008|05:10 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
   Why is it that I find so much of this world offensive?  I see people whine and complain about the price of gas, yet do not do anything about it (such as avoiding petrolium based products).  I've made a couple posts on a few lists saying if you don't like the price of gas, use your bike, walk, or take mass transit.  No, of course, that would make too much damned sense, and combat the obesity issue.

   I see people make crass value judgements on others whom they have no idea who they are.  I've seen people who are remarkably intelligent and witty being discarded for not agreeing with someone else's judeo-christianic values.  I do not understand the small minded concept at all.  I can understand something not being to one's taste, that is reasonable.  I can understand phobias and irrational fears having had a few in my years of existence.

   I cannot see someone soundly disregarding someone for shallow, unfeeling reason.  It offends me greatly, almost to the point of physical violence.

   Peace and Good Music,
   Caroline
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Nommage! [Aug. 9th, 2008|05:42 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
So I've just made a little supper here (cough) that is bloody damned good.  It's a lasanga and I won't bore you with the step-by-step, I'll assume you have the basic knowledge, but I've, oh, tweaked it a bit.  Like so:

First, the Marinara.  Create a roux with flower, butter and olive oil (changes the smoke point of the butter), get it nice and golden, then drop in a vedalia union, chopped.  Sautee over high heat until caramelized.  Drop in quartered crimini mushrooms, blend, then a couple cans of basic sauce (I use the cheap shit).  Season to taste, and leave to simmer for a little bit.

Noodles, nothing special

Interior cheeses, again, nothing special, ricotta, eggs, monzerella

Now here's the kicker.  Take a packet of frozen spinich, thaw and drop into blender.  Puree.  Then one entire tin of artichoke hearts in water (and do use teh water, you'll need it), and one entire bunch of green (scallion) onions.  Puree until smooth.

Assembly:
non-stick spray or olive oil on the pan.
Marinara
Noodle base.  I alternate horizontal and vertical with each layer.
First, the green stuff.  I swear, this will be my personal pesto until the day I die.  Just too damned good (AND VEGAN!)
Ricotta mixture
Marinara
Monzerella
Noodles
Repeat until all noodles are used, I ended up using about 3-5 lbs of various cheeses, an entire box of lagasna noodles, and 2 44oz tins of pasta sauce, and a couple pounds of shroomage.  Top with monzerella
Bake at 375 for 30 under foil
remove foil
Bake for another 10-15 or until top cheese is bubbly/crust/to your taste
Let rest for 10, giving you enough time for crusty bread in the still warm oven, or a nice salat.
We'll be eating off this sucker for a week.  GOOD EATS.

Oh yeah, and there's no calories in it.  Not one.  Hee.

Caroline
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Writer's Block: Your Costume [Aug. 9th, 2008|09:26 am]
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If you were the sort of cartoon or video game character that always wears a costume, what would you wear? Why?
JLU:The Question, The Batman, or perhaps Chun-Li  I don't suppose Misty counts, though.
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Writer's Block: Your Topic [Aug. 8th, 2008|10:52 pm]
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Is there a topic you can't stop writing about in your journal? Why do you write about it so much?
Alcoholism and Mental Health Issues, for some reason.  Now with me actually working, I'm hoping it'll help.  Once I get my bike fixed I'll have my own wheels, yay bike!
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That damn nasty bad taste in your mouth. [Aug. 7th, 2008|12:51 pm]
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   So this morning I wake up with a taste, real foul one.  It's my liver disbursing the toxins of alcohol back out; I look over at the fifth bottle I bought yesterday and only find a few fingers remaining.  Didn't take me long once I got into the hard stuff to get back up to my old habit again.  Get to work tonight, and probably dt's tomorrow morning.  Most annoying.

   On the upscale I've marked off the neck measurements for a new guitar build, a cbg with one of me LE prints on it.  Looks like a fun build.  Might even pop in some LED's or some such silliness.

   Ta,
   Caroline
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KEEP YOUR JESUS OFF MY PENIS... [Aug. 5th, 2008|08:30 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5YrB7TpT1Y

Ahhh, sanity prevails.
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Writer's Block: What happened to you today? [Jul. 31st, 2008|04:48 pm]
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What happened to you today?
Awoke at 07.00, grumpy.  Coded for 3-4 hours, then went to bed, and the little one woke with a nightmare to her cat.  Spent 20 minutes finding the cat and making sure all was right in the world.  Managed to solve a car insurance problem, thanks to my father.  Bought alcohol, and now have resumed debugging website while eating avacados on toast and drinking cheap rhine wine.  Hopefully I'll actually sleep for more than 6 hours tonight.
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Oh bother! [Jul. 30th, 2008|10:59 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.puritytest.net/test/500/results.html?yes=395&no=105
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(no subject) [Jul. 29th, 2008|08:33 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
http://www.mikeonads.com/2008/07/13/using-your-browser-url-history-estimate-gender/

Likelihood of you being FEMALE is 89%
Likelihood of you being MALE is 11%

I thought it interesting, but I'm not sold on the theory or the math.
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Writer's Block: In the Event of a Zombie Emergency [Jul. 29th, 2008|04:51 pm]
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Are you prepared for a zombie outbreak, or are you just going to wing it?
Set Michael Jackson's 'thriller' on repeat loop and let them dance until they fall apart.  Quite an obvious solution, if you ask me.
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Well isn't this a pisser. [Jul. 28th, 2008|03:49 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Kermit, my trusty 72 courier died today.  Threw a rod on hwy 99.  Very goddamed annoying, being both unemployed *and* carless.  Perhaps I'll hack off a leg next.
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Writer's Block: Supermarket Grabfest [Jul. 20th, 2008|02:52 pm]
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You have three minutes to grab everything you can from a supermarket. Which items do you go for?
Rice, grains, lentils, beans, salt, spices.  Very few of these things will spoil, and with a little creative cookery you can do a great many things.
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Okay so something has pissed me the hell off...(please comment) [Jul. 16th, 2008|08:53 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
I'm on a list of arts/crafts people that make musical instruments. Some joker posts this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwSoYhJ9NkE
With the notation... 'something to make you smile'.

I assure you it didn't make me smile. I found it demeaning and disgusting, and frankly, I'd love to rip the old fucker's face off. I've been stewing on it for a while, and will probably sleep on it just to be sure. I am willing to accept the perspective I'm overreacting, and this is probably one reason I haven't just haven't stuffed a 4 x 4 up his ass.

What I would like, even more, is if someone has a video suggestion to, shall we say, counter this perspective, I'd appreciate it. Doesn't need to be feminazi, but appropriate.

Thoughts? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill...?
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posting gizmo [Jul. 16th, 2008|07:38 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
Who comments the most on this journal?Collapse )
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And Look at Me! Wearing a Vegetable [Jul. 8th, 2008|01:12 pm]
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A couple new paintings and marbled paper on etsy [Jun. 27th, 2008|08:25 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
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Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade
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Let us honor George W. Bush... [Jun. 24th, 2008|03:23 pm]
Caroline Tigeress

A Fitting Memorial: The George W. Bush Sewage Plant
Satire at the ballot box to ‘honor’ Bush

by Marisa Lagos

If you’ve attended an event or festival in San Francisco lately - or even just hung out at a city park - you’ve probably seen them.0624 05

Admittedly, they’re hard to miss. Someone in the group is usually toting a large American flag, and another is often carrying a boom box blaring patriotic music. Sometimes one of them dresses up as Uncle Sam.

They’re the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco, but don’t let the serious name fool you. The group’s intentions are in the gutter: They want to rename the Oceanside Water Pollution Control Plant the George W. Bush Sewage Plant come January, when the next president is sworn in.

During the inauguration, the group also wants supporters to participate in a “synchronized flush”- a way to send a gift to the renamed plant, which supporters say, would be a “fitting monument to this president’s work.”

It sounds like a harmless joke, or maybe a college civics lesson gone awry. But the handful of friends who dreamed this up over beers one night say they have already collected 8,500 signatures in support of the plan - 1,300 more than the minimum needed to put the question to city voters in November. When they submit the signatures in July, election workers will have to verify that at least 7,168 are from registered city voters for the measure to qualify for the ballot.

“It’s a very simple yes or no question, and there’s no real fiscal impact- just the cost of relettering the sign in front of the plant,” said organizer Brian McConnell. “This is the way the democratic process is supposed to work, even though it’s a silly idea in some people’s eyes.”

Silly might be an understatement. Howard Epstein, chair of the San Francisco Republican Party, called the measure an abuse of the system and “loony bin direct democracy.” He vowed to “use all means” to defeat the measure if it qualifies for the ballot. That includes those very expensive glossy mailers, he said.

“There’s no use other than to make these nutcases feel good,” Epstein said. “It’s typical San Francisco crazies.”

Still, most people approached on a recent Sunday seemed open to the idea, even if they all didn’t stop to sign the petition.

Bright Winn, a San Francisco plumber, enthusiastically gave his signature to the cause.

“(Bush) has always done well for the affluent of America, and anyone that does well for the affluent should be named for the effluent,” he said.

The idea behind the renaming runs the gamut from the humorous (”Clean up the mess caused by Bush!” one supporter shouted ) to the sarcastic (”No other president in American history has accomplished so much in such a short time,” the group’s Web site reads) to the philosophical.

Satire, McConnell said, is one of the great American traditions.

“Fifty years from now in a civics class, students will learn about the Lincoln Memorial, that other presidents are on Mount Rushmore - and George W. Bush got a sewage plant,” he said. “It will prompt people to ask why, and they can discuss the Iraq war, and everything that led to it. People want to forget bad moments of history, and this is our way of making sure that doesn’t happen.”

To be fair, there are already other tributes to President Bush, including a Stockton elementary school and, of course, the presidential library planned in Dallas.

Organizers of the petition drive believe the measure will pass, noting that 2006’s Proposition J calling for the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney passed with 58 percent of the vote.

The biggest opposition in this Democratic stronghold, McConnell said, is people who oppose naming anything after the 43rd president.

Officials at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which owns the plant, say they get the humorous intent. But they note that the plant is an award-winning facility that keeps the city’s streets and the ocean clean.

“If you are looking for a place to make a negative statement about the Bush administration’s impact on the environment, this would be the last place to do it,” agency spokesman Tony Winnicker said.

For more information about the Presidential Memorial Commission of San Francisco: presidentialmemorial. wordpress.com.

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Like this is going to be really obvious... [Jun. 22nd, 2008|12:40 am]
Caroline Tigeress

What Subversive Alternative Paradigm Are You?
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You scored as Otherkin

You are Otherkin. You identify with otherworldy beings and feel you are truly something other than human. You are only biding your time here until you can return to where you truly belong. You seek others who share your yearnings and spend your time commiserating with those you like and mocking the ones you don't.

True Alternative

95%

Otherkin

95%

Spiritualist

85%

Discordian

75%

Aimless Eclectic

50%

Mystic

50%

Magician

45%

White Lighter

40%
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ARRR! You know who you are... [Jun. 20th, 2008|05:17 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
   Apparently we have much more in common than same named cars, zines and carpet munching.  Your goodie pack went out today :)

Caroline
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Writer's Block: We met on LJ [Jun. 19th, 2008|05:16 pm]
Caroline Tigeress
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Who did you meet on LiveJournal you wouldn't have met otherwise?
Lots of fascinating and strange people who are no where near me.
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