Fri, Apr. 18th, 2014 | 09:15 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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cant right now
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Finally got my copies done. The nice lady at fedex kinkos was so warm about showing me how to use the copier. That must be the job of the times whereas Kodak film developer was the job of the 70's.

It's gonna b hard getting that corner where the small kiosks transform into smokeshops, car stereo centers, etc.


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Wed, Apr. 16th, 2014 | 09:00 pm  ✷ calm ℻ 732.3394


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undercover espionagee detects a bad smell
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red
17th April, 2014 © blanket sin – "red"

Yesterday, I wasn't in the mood to draw. I was trying to get into my book Clan of the cave bear, but that wasn't panning out either. I sat an watched something on KCET about some guy named Palin traveling in Africa.

I was trippin' on the camels. Such unique creatures. They looked like dinosaurs that were brought back thru DNA technology. But anyway, it's morning now. Hope you all have a good day.

The attached illustration was done using a Stædtler 0.7 pigment liner. I usually buy these permanent markers to write on CDs or DVDs, but I haven't been burning neither of those lately. You can still see the pencil marks I did using my left hand. When I finally went in with the pen, I was already comfortable with the comp to just fill in the lines using better dexterity. The stippling always makes me feel as though I'm going to ruin the pen because the tip will sometimes get squished back into the hollow base where it protrudes, so after I got done with that, I pretty much started to handle the pen as if it was on it's last legs. Scribbling like a madman, I managed to get that drying pen effect that you don't really get when using a dip pen. I like it. I thought to myself, I've gotta do this more often, restock on these babies and maybe find a variety of different tip sizes. Maybe in September when Swain's has their yearly discount sale.


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Sun, Apr. 13th, 2014 | 08:24 am  ℻ 732.3394


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Horsetail fern
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After the horsetail harvest
Last week I cleared most of the bougainvillea which contained a lot of dry branches. The horsetail was bundled into stacks and I left it under the sun for 2-3 days to dry. I then blended it in the cuisinart and now I have a batch of the herb for tea. Next year I'll be more selective on the reed like leaves I use for making consumable tea. Early spring is the recommended harvest time because the leaves not only lose their healing properties after that, but it becomes bad for kidneys if picked in the wrong time.

I'm going to use this year's yield for a hair rinse because I understand this herb is a major ingredient in shampoos. I think it's the silica it contains that is good for the roots.


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Thu, Apr. 10th, 2014 | 08:44 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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Voice Post
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Thu, Apr. 10th, 2014 | 08:23 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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And that is what all is me, Huh?
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is this where tech goes?
Saw the quadra cam/pod online. Want one .I feel. Had thiS great pun about Jon Cryer, but sorta bad taste.

"Get it outa ur head."

"Uh-huh. "

So. Lessee what auto correct let's m3 ...
Wants me too write.


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Tue, Apr. 1st, 2014 | 12:56 pm  ✷ aggravated ℻ 732.3394


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Looks like first stages of Russian/American embargo to effect me involves flickr
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1st April, 2014 © blanket sin – "Horsetail Fern (Scouring Rush)"

It looks like Flickr has turned off the option to "share" photos with livejournal. If I remember correctly, I also had my wordpress/blogspot (or some other blogging service) linked up so that my pix would automatically update there and that's disappeared as well. Now, the only way one can share their flickr images is thru tumblr, facebook or twitter.

When I first realized this was the case, the first thing that came to mind was the Russian embargo which the prez initiated as a result of the Ukrainian hostilities. Of course, that cannot be the cause because then I would still be able to link my flickr pix to that other blog site I never use. I tried to do a quick keyword search on google/bing to see if anybody else has been affected by this turn of events. Surely bloggers everywhere who included their pictures from flickr and raising a ruckus about this. Yes?

I haven't seen anything addressing this problem yet. Of course, I haven't looked very hard. I can get past the sharing feature flickr utilizes by simply copying the grabbing the html/BBCode and pasting it onto my blog directly. I miss the customization I spent hours perfecting on the flickr site which used layers floating elements, which I'm not very good with, but maybe this is a sign to polish up on my css know-how.

Todays picture is my horsetail fern which has grown into a full bodied bush. I've been looking into properly harvesting the plant for tea, as I understand that making tea from a horsetail fern can be more harmful than beneficial if not done correctly. For starters, harvest your horsetail fern during the Spring. You can dry it and crush it into a powder form for storage (in a sealed container located in a cool, dark place.)

I didn't know this before, but there is a difference between a horsetail fern and a scouring rush, which are basically the same plant, but the scouring rush should not be used for tea. The picture I've shown includes scouring rush, and if you've seen other pictures online of horsetail, you might note that those pix really do resemble somewhat of a horses tail. You don't see that too much in my picture and I don't know why. Maybe my plant needs more water. I will be harvesting what horsetail I do find and storing it for tea. The scouring rush is something I've heard can be used as a hair product. So I won't be tossing the scouring rush either, but I will make a concoction to use in the shower as a rinse of sorts for my hair.


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Tue, Apr. 1st, 2014 | 04:00 am  ℻ 732.3394


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Twit2LJ Monthly Digest for March 2014
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Mon, Mar. 31st, 2014 | 08:05 pm  ♬ Seasons (waiting on you) - FUTURE ISLANDS ℻ 732.3394


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b4 the album came out, the unofficial lyrics online were more fun to try to make sense out of
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SEASONS (waiting on you)

Seasons change
And I've tried hard just to soften you
Seasons change
But I've grown tired trying to change for you

Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been waiting on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been weighing on you
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As it breaks, the summer will wake
But the winter will wash what is left, of the taste
As it breaks, the summer will warm
But the winter will crave what has gone
Will crave what has all
Gone away
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People change
But you know some people never do
You know--when people change
They gain a peace, but they lose one too

Cuz I've been hanging on you
I've been weighing on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been hanging on you

(Chorus)

I've been waiting on you...

Seasons change
And I've tried hard just to soften you
Seasons change
But I've grown tired trying to change for you

Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been waiting on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been weighing on you
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As it breaks, the summer war
But the winter will wash what is left, of the taste
As it breaks, the summer war
But the winter will crave what has gone
Will crave what has gone
Gone away
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People change
But you know some people never do
You know--when people change
They gain a piece, but they lose one too

Cuz I've been hanging on you
I've been weighing on you
Cuz I've been waiting on you
I've been hanging on you

(Chorus)

I've been waiting on you...


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Mon, Mar. 31st, 2014 | 06:17 pm  ♬ War ensemble - SLAYER ℻ 732.3394


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updates
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April is going to be chaotic. I should tweet about it.

I make no excuses for not updating my blog. The situation at work has become somewhat overwhelming and I find myself doing work stuff on my leisure time. Why? I really can't say. One thing is for sure, however, and that is I'm using my manual typewriter for official PCoffice stuff. PCoffice is the label I have given my computer folders for stuffing junk pertaining to work in them. Needless to say, by the time I finish doing PCoffice stuff at home, I'm too tired to continue to tap away on the Royal QDL for a decent blog entry (the way I like to do them). Not like this.

So, I make no excuses. Where are all the other bloggers that use to be so bloggy that they would create voice posts, send IMs using an IM server for real time chatting, and commenting? Geez, I get zero comments on my blog. It's shameful. I mean, I know I write for myself and all, but there's gotta be peeps out there with similar interests.

Anywayzzz… The good news is I finally got the lighting fixture raised over the top of the iguana habitat. Everything else should be a breeze (crossing fingers). I mean, I'm lazy, yes. But how hard could it be to install a shower door. The shelving is the next step before the shower door. I have a couple days off this week, but I need more home depot supplies and money is scarce until payday. I'm not going to bore you with anymore junk. I'll leave you with this: SUPERSTAR!


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Sun, Mar. 16th, 2014 | 12:57 am  ℻ 732.3394


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I Have ur update It looks like this
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Zzzzzz


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Sat, Mar. 15th, 2014 | 02:04 am  ℻ 732.3394


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how many books am I currently reading?
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Hmm, let's see.
  1. Stephen King's Dreamcatcher
  2. Clan of the cavebear by Jean Auel
  3. The last juror by John Grisham
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Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 | 08:19 pm  ☎ web lank & sin ℻ 732.3394


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I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was good. Funny.
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Sat, Mar. 8th, 2014 | 07:59 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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Temblers
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Was there an earthquake or not?


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Thu, Mar. 6th, 2014 | 09:27 am  ℻ 732.3394


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Status report my tongue
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My tongue is kinda sensitive right now because of eating so many sunflower seed. This was a couple days ago and it's still feels like I've licked a piece of sandpaper.

I have a book that was being thrown out by somebody cleaning out their garage. It looked like it was in good condition, and I don't know why the library wasn't considering adding it to the fiction collection. It's Stephen King! As I'm reading I notice that somebody has ripped a page out of it.

I've gotten pretty doing repairs of this kind, so I get another copy of the same book and make copies of the missing page. I continue reading, after I think that's the only page missing and return the second copy to the library I got it from, and I come to another page that's been ripped out. Nothing unusual about the missing pages. Did people not like DREAMCATCHER for some reason? I think it's pretty good.

I almost fell asleep watching Season 3 episode 1 of "Game of thrones". Too much time lapsed between having watched the last episode of season 2 that I've forgotten what the cliff hanger was about.

I finally reached level 8 in the game INGRESS. I've been trying to remember to carry my old brownie camera which I've filled with black and white film when I play because sometimes I'll stumble onto a portal that truly is picture worthy. Those pix won't be available for some time yet. I'm only on exposure 3 of what I believe is a roll of 7.


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Wed, Mar. 5th, 2014 | 08:37 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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Hmm? Sanctions?
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The sanctions against Russia that I'm hearing the prez announce... Does that mean lj is going away?

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It may be viewed as a pity little thing because there are so many other blogging services available to bloggers here in the states, but WTF?! I've been using lj since 2004 and am quite loyal to to them despite the multiple accounts with various other blogging services (blogger, wordpress, myspace, &c.)

Maybe I'm just jumping the gun but I'm gonna try to be optimistic of any back lashing Obama sanctions may have on me.

http://arsenalgearnews.livejournal.com/1035979.html


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Tue, Mar. 4th, 2014 | 10:14 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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Seasons (WATING ON YOU)
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Tue, Mar. 4th, 2014 | 10:12 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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future islands
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someody please help.


BEEN LISTENING to Future islands' video OF "Seasons (I've been waiting on you)

I'M PUkining my brains out. It's the alcohol. but that's reduntant. Is this song a hit or what? catch the Letterman performance!

Those moves.

WTF? And the lyrics. So blasé. OPEN TO INTERPRETATION, and if you've been reading "me" you'd know.

It's like, have they been reading my blog? ANYWAYS, great tune.
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Sat, Mar. 1st, 2014 | 04:00 am  ℻ 732.3394


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Twit2LJ Monthly Digest for February 2014
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Sun, Feb. 23rd, 2014 | 06:39 pm  ℻ 732.3394


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seedling from rose
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Sun, Feb. 23rd, 2014 | 09:06 am  ℻ 732.3394


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where's everybody?
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Recently I downloaded Xabber for my phone. Its an instant messaging app very much like how AIM and lCQ work. The only difference is that it is compatible with livejournal.

It's pretty cool in that all my lj user friends are automatically added. What sucks, however, is nobody uses the instant message feature livejournal.com has to offer, other than Frank the goat. I guess I can make it a project to search out ljers that are so gung-ho about blogging this way that they have found a níche for themselves using IM messaging. The big question is: will it turn out to be a tech savvy group of nerds, or will I find a writing Comm that keeps close ties with each other this way too?

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