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28 June 2006 @ 11:41 am

My journal went friends only a little while ago, but I decided to make it official with the obligatory "Friends Only" image. I'm sorry that I decided to go friends only, if you want to be my friend then friend me and chances are that I'll friend you back!

The image was modified by vaguehobbit and is from www.explodingdog.com. I thought it was cute :)
25 April 2006 @ 12:48 am
So Carmen discovered today that some Haribo products have pig gelatine in them. Yeah, that's really, really gross.

These are all the candies they make that don't have pig gelatine:
Apple Twista
Blueberry Lasooos
Cola Lasooos
Cola Twista
Dunhills Kids Mixture
Freaky Fish
Giant Strawberries
Jelly Beans
Pontefract Liqourice Sticks
Strawberry Lasooos
Strawberry Twista
Giant Sour Strawbs

Yes, you may have noticed that gummy bears are not in that list. This means that Haribo gummy bears have boiled pig bones, skin and "connective tissue" in them.

This is a piece of our AIM convo about this:

ROTC hobbit: Pardon my double negative, but gummi bears are not supposed to be not kosher!
LorienElvenMaid: I know, wtf?!
LorienElvenMaid: who would have ever thought...
ROTC hobbit: It's very wrong.
ROTC hobbit: I know!
LorienElvenMaid: D: <---that's the kind of face you make when you hear things like that
ROTC hobbit: more like this kind of face: D8asdaw48hq2!

Then to quote Carmen again:

ROTC hobbit:
candy is one thing you shouldn't have to worry about lol

Yeah. Candy should not have animal parts in it. Candy should be safe. Who comes up with this stuff? Candy is supposed to be safe :(
Current Mood: D8asdaw48hq2!
22 April 2006 @ 02:44 pm
This weekend is going to be and has been a busy one. Even though we already did sooooo much yesterday, everything is barely getting started.

Yesterday I went with Kerri, Matt, and Brandon to the mall, Walmart, and Regal Cinema for three get things for 4 different things: Fiesta, Relay for Life, the rec room, and the community buck raffle X_x To say the least, we left at 5:00 and got back at 10:00. We would have left earlier, but got delayed by circumstances that we had no control over. *sigh* That was really, really annoying.

We accomplished so much though. We got nearly everything for the rec room! Now we just have to wait for the ping pong table to come in :D We even got that on sale! And after all that we were still under budget! I can't wait for the table to come, that's going to be a lot of fun :D And I can't wait for all the posters we got to be hung up!

We also bought a ton of stuff for the raffle, which was good. Hopefully everybody likes what we got!

Kerri and I also bought food for the Relay, which then brings me to that whole event. It starts at 6:00 this evening and goes until noon tomorrow. I guess the deal is that we have at least one person walking the track at all times. I'm going to bring some reading for class to do, because I'm still behind in History of the English Language. So, when I'm not walking, I can read some stuff ^_^

Tomorrow's also going to be kinda crazy because I'm probably going to want to shower when I get back here. And I'll probably want to eat a real meal...then I'll have time to do a little work. Then there's the Fiesta meeting at 4:30, David's recital at 5:00 and then there's floor hockey around 7:30 (I think). Theeen, Family Guy's at 9:00, which I want to watch because I missed last week's because of too much work.


So, I'm probably going to be really exhausted come tomorrow night. I think this weekend's still going to be good though :) Later all!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "A Question Mark" -- Elliot Smith
19 April 2006 @ 12:40 pm
I'm contemplating upgrading to Sponsered+ purely to get 11 more user pics, lol. But, I haven't seen what a Sponsered+ LJ looks like yet, and I want to see how it looks before I do it...I don't want my journal to look tacky :P Does anyone know of someone with one of these accounts so I can take a look at it?

I wonder...with the Sponsered+ account do you get a new user pic every 4 months like the paid acounts? I couldn't find that anywhere on that post, so I don't really know. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough :P I'm going to guess no right now, but it would be cool if you did.

Another shameless plug: Please donate to Relay for Life! It is for a wonderful cause: cancer research. Everyone's been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether it is a friend or family member. All of the donations go to the American Cancer Society! The link to make a donation is in the LJ entry before this one.

Sorry that I keep plugging that, but the event is this Saturday and it will be happening in no time at all.
16 April 2006 @ 08:33 pm
Hey everyone,

At UNH we're doing what's called "Relay for Life," a charity event put on by the American Cancer Society to raise money for researching cancer. The relay part of it is that each team will have a member on the track for 24 hours! My dorm, Smith Hall, is participating in this great event and we're trying to raise money for it. This is my first year doing this, but I have heard that is is an incredibly moving event. It is such a good cause, so if you feel that you would like to donate to our team, here is my page:


You can donate right online if you'd like or you can print out a donation form and send it in by snail mail. Sorry for the shameless plug, I just figured Livejournal is a good place to get the word out :)

Thanks guys,
Current Mood: goodgood
15 April 2006 @ 10:09 pm
So, I guess when you're angry at someone for no reason, it's cool to unfriend them. Whatever. It doesn't bother me, but I do feel bad for people that feel like that's how they have to act when they're mad about something. It's pretty immature.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
13 April 2006 @ 01:14 pm
I think that lately I've driven myself into a constant state of exhaustion...I've always gone to bed late-ish, like in high school (the latest time then though would be 12:30 on bad nights). But, that was never as bad feeling as this feels. My temples feel funny, mostly my left one...they don't hurt they just feel...weird. I know, that sounds very strange, but I know it's because I'm just so tired. Yesterday I had gotten a little more sleep the night before and it had felt less strange, but now it's back again in full force. I've never heard of anything like this before, but I guess that I'm just extremely exhausted or something.

So, I'm skipping History of the English language...I need rest x.x

Update: So, I'm at work right now. Even though I tried to nap in that hour and a half, I couldn't sleep. I find it ironic that sometimes when you're the most tired and you need the most sleep, you cannot sleep.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
10 April 2006 @ 06:32 pm
Go to Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three events, three births, three deaths, and up to three observances or holidays on your birthday in your journal.

For July 13th...

-1787 - The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery. (hmm...it would have been nice if they'd gotten rid of slavery altogether right then and there)
-1908 - Women compete in modern Olympics for the first time. (That's pretty cool!)
-1977 - The New York City Blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and other disorder.

-1608 - Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1657)
-1942 - Harrison Ford, American actor
The best one: 1940 - Patrick Stewart, English actor (YES! Picard!!! XD)

-1189 - Matilda of England, daughter of Henry II of England (b. 1156)
-1645 - Tsar Michael I of Russia (b. 1596)
-1954 - Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (b. 1907)
I don't actually know who anything about the first two...well, I think Matilda might have been mentioned in my "Stories of English" book, because something about her seems familiar...

3 Holidays/observances:
-Kiribati - Independence Day, 2nd day (not a holiday)
-Bahá'í Faith - Feast of Kálimát (Words) - First day of the seventh month of the Bahá'í Calendar
-Bon Festival - Buddhist festival to honor the dead (East Japan)
Current Mood: goodgood
*sigh* I am so unmotivated right now. I really should be studying for my Russian test, which is tomorrow morning, but I just can't get myself to focus... This is not going to be a fun week x.x
Current Mood: blahblah
06 April 2006 @ 05:23 pm
Ahh!!! Stupid fire patrol people...they came to my room while I was in class/at work and they always lock the door when they leave...even if it wasn't lock before. I would usually have my keys with me, but the little plastic dodad on my ID holder broke. I don't lock my door that often, except at night. So, I ended up going to Brandon and he carded my door for me! Thank you Brandon ^____^

Here's something interesting and totally unrelated. You know how you always see "old timey" shop signs that are often like this: Ye olde shoppe. Well, I had actually been wondering what the heck "ye" meant here. The logical assumption is "your" because ye was used in the late Middle English/Early Modern English period (and by pirates) to mean plural "you" (versus singular, which was "thou").  Buuuut, today I learned otherwise in class. Back in the very early days of the printing press, the type setters liked to see that the sides of the text were as straight as possible (ex- the left side of this entry is what I'm talking about). So, they would often improvise to make them straight. Since there was no one way to spell a word, they could often double a letter (like "Englissh") and no one would notice or care. Or, what they would sometimes do is substitute the letter combination "th" (also the combination "tha") with just "y." Thus, "yt" would mean "that," likewise making "ye olde shoppe" mean "the old shop." Pretty cool, huh?

I love this sort of stuff :D
Current Mood: geekygeeky