jesslla: (Out for a walk)
In case the relative lack of public entries didn't make it plain, this journal is friends only.

Leave me a comment and I'll probably add you back. I like to know who's going to read what I have to say.
jesslla: (Slytherin)
Saw the following on my facebook page today from a "friend".
Dear Friends:

There are less than 7 Months until election day when the people will decide who will be the next President of the United States . The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Liberals or the Conservatives. Yet, there is sadly often a spirit of contention and stress during this political season.

In the spirit of joining together as Americans, may I suggest the following bi-partisan method for peaceably showing our support for the candidate of our choice:

Between now and election day :

• If you will support Mitt Romney, please drive with your headlights ON during the day.
• If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night.

Together, we can make it happen.

Thank you

My response:

Romans 13: 1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

Texas state law reads:

(a) A vehicle shall display each lighted lamp and illuminating device required by this chapter to be on the vehicle:
(1) at nighttime; and
(2) when light is insufficient or atmospheric conditions are unfavorable so that a person or vehicle on the highway is not clearly discernible at a distance of 1,000 feet ahead.
(b) A signaling device, including a stoplamp or a turn signal lamp, shall be lighted as prescribed by this chapter.
(c) At least one lighted lamp shall be displayed on each side of the front of a motor vehicle.
(d) Not more than four of the following may be lighted at one time on the front of a motor vehicle:
(1) a headlamp required by this chapter; or
(2) a lamp, including an auxiliary lamp or spotlamp, that projects a beam with an intensity brighter than 300 candlepower.

And here is how "nighttime" is defined:
In this subtitle:
(5) "Nighttime" means the period beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.

Encouraging people to break the laws of the land and disrespect your God? Tsk tsk.

In response, I was told that this was "all in fun" and I should get off my "high horse". Hee. Playing troll is so much fun, and the only thing this person ever posts is stupid right-wing political "jokes", I'm just about ready to drop her from my list of "friends".
jesslla: (*hee*)
I stole the voice meme from [ profile] gwyndragon but instead of using LJ voice post, I used MS Sound Recorder.

Here's my voice recording.

Here's the list:

1. Your name and/or username:
2. Where you're from:
3. The following words: aunt, roof, route, wash, oil, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminum and herbs.
4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
6. What do you call gym shoes?
7. What do you say to address a group of people?
8. What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
9. What do you call your grandparents?
10. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
11. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
12. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
jesslla: (*hee*)
The [ profile] sim_spam community is doing a Secret Santa, and my Santa came through with two *totally* awesome cats. Andi and Mr. Roboto.

So, in thanks, here's a bunch of pictures taken in game with my self-sim and my new fuzzies.

Thank you so much Santa. I love them. :D

Click to see pictures! )
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My post about my cats and their weird food habits reminded me of this truly epic story an acquaintance of mine posted on another forum I'm on. Seriously, this dog ate *everything*.

The full story is here and I strongly urge you to not read this story when you're eating or when you'll have to explain why you're laughing so hard. Don't bother to send me bills for new keyboards or monitors, I have given you fair warning.

Teaser quotes:
My childhood pet was a beagle, and I am starting to suspect that beagles tend to be functionally retarded at the best of times. Adorable, big brown eyes, eager to please, total doggie derps with not two brain cells to knock together inside their empty little heads, beagles may be the canine world's Inbred Jeds. At least they are sweet-tempered beasts.

We tried for five years to train the dog. The only command she mastered semi-successfully was coming when called. She didn't always put two and two together and realize we were actually talking to her, but if you made eye contact, she would lumber over most of the time for some petting and ear-rubbing. The dog was just retarded beyond belief. I have owned smarter gerbils, and a typical gerbil has a brain the size of a frozen English pea.

By the time the dog was a year old, it was obvious that she wasn't plump from puppy fat, she was just fat. By the time she was two, she looked like two beagles glued together. By the time she was five, she was a barrel supported by four tiny furry toothpicks. We were baffled. The dog was on diet dog food, exercised, and she still ballooned in size. The Goodyear Mutt. Meanwhile, the cat didn't seem to ever gain much weight. Clever detective work revealed that the dog was just bright enough to wait until there were no human witnesses before eating the cat's food and then her own.

We started to feed the cat on top of the clothes dryer in the utility room. The dog started to eat the plastic dishes her food and water were served in. We switched to ceramic, and she managed to break and eat chunks of those, too. We finally moved on to thick metal bowls, and she was thwarted, but only for a while. She found other things to eat.

I could write a book about the bizarre things the dog managed to consume. We always considered it a miracle that she didn't ever eat our cat. Socks was a lot smarter than Brandy, however, and that may have been what saved her.

The dog ate a dead lightbulb.

The dog ate the air fern my mom had been fussing over that sat in a prominent place in the living room that you would never believe a fat dog could reach.

The dog ate entire rolls of toilet paper plus the toilet tube and the toilet roll spindle.

Go read the whole story. Now.
jesslla: (*hee*)
I'm sure this is old hat for most of you, but I just finished [ profile] cmpriest's Four and Twenty Blackbirds. I got it through's weekly ebook giveaway a few weeks ago, I can't pass up free books and it was on my list of books to acquire at some point anyway.

Holy hell.

It's that good. Just the right amount of spooky for me, I'm admittedly a lightweight when it comes to horror novels, but this had a good balance between "EW!" and "Oh!". The descriptions of people and places are incredibly rich and do a great job of drawing pictures in the head.

I highly recommend it, and now I have to buy this one and the other books in the series.

I wanna read it again. :D

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