March 28th, 2003

Lancea Sanctum

It's been a while

I haven't updated any blogs in months mostly because of all the crap I'm going through recently. Most of it concerns work. I'll have to be more sordid later but the reason why I'm writing now is to do my traditional anniversary post which is belated.

I think I remember that I started this blog, my first one, in the middle part of March pretty close to the local Irish festival so last year I think I also posted on the weekend or near the weekend that it happened.

Regretfully this year, the regional Irish club decided that since their festival was shrinking and losing money the past two years at least, that they didn't want to do one this year and instead donate their time going around to retirement homes and entertain. So my mom and I went to get Guinness to have our unofficial Irish fest (sorry I know you don't like drinking Alice but hey it's the Irish thing to do...though I can hear you say "So is eating potatos and dancing a jig" :P).

One thing that happened since my last post is that one of my cats died. She was my favorite since even before she got sick she always used to cuddle with me and watch TV and keep me company and she was quiet like me. I always felt real sad having to put her out in the garage since she had this thing about not using the litter box. She started getting thinner and thinner and we didn't know why until mom took her to the vet and she said cancer and that it was too late because of her shape and age so after mom told me on the phone, the vet gave the cat some water to last a day so I can say bye and mom was with her when she was put to sleep and then we agreed to have the cat cremated at this place we discovered and have her ashes in an engraved urn.

I have that urn on my dresser so she can finally sleep in the house and in my room...finally she can do that without doing her business on the floor!

Anyway this is a month after I discovered this cool manga digest called Shonen Jump, the American version of a Japanese magazine....it's black and white Japanese comics done Japanese style but with English lettering. My favorite series is "One Piece" so I've started the tradition of reading each episode to U-Cat with each new issue I buy. Hey she can't see anymore the TV! ;)

Another thing real quick is that the "A Touch of Horses" group I think is going way downhill, it's resembling the groups I own on Yahoogroups...especially the ones that used to be real active compared to how they are now. Back before I had my little problem with "Skye" the "Horses for Sale" board was very active but now....only two threads are passed around.

This one girl "bought" my character and then we went to the dressage area of her "ranch" site and were doing some dressage work until she stopped right in the middle and it wasn't until two weeks later that I saw a message by her on the "Horses for Sale" board that she went away on vacation! Then when she came back she notified me and I told her "Let's pick up where we left off" but then the next message I got from her was that she was too busy and had to quit!!!

So I was like asking her to help me collaborate a post to get my horse character sold but she did it all herself and I was like doing 45% of it. I got sold to a character called Riley but then he went silent after the "sale" was complete and I never got to know the URL of his stables because the assistant webmaster of ATOH redid the whole site and essentially said "Since everyone goes to the chatroom anyway, I'm not going to bother placing the other links up here, just the one that leads to the chat."

After I posted my own message asking where everyone was and where Riley was, Riley replied to me that he had to quit too (for his own reasons)!! So I replied to him saying "Okay fair enough but let's all pretend that my sale to you didn't happen and that I instead went from Danielle to this other guy named Raven..." who said he was still very active and that he would buy my character and he gave me the link to that place..

That place I guess is where all the people from ATOH is hanging out now I guess...sigh.

Okay I'll stop here
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Lancea Sanctum

going back over older posts...

I just saw one post I wrote while lamenting Hispanic characters on TV. It reminded me of reading this article more recently about that same thing and now I know that it has a name: "Spanglish"!! The article said something about how it's now "cool" to speak Spanish or "cool" to speak another language or maybe it was saying how "cool" it is to speak a few words in another language...

WHATEVER!!!!

My question still remains....why is SPANISH so damned special that there's these Hispanic characters on TV that either once in a while, once every two weeks or days, or every other word, is a mix of Spanish and English???

I mean it still is quite STUPID to hear one of them say "It's all for the best mijo so calm down, por favor" "Dios mio mama! Okay okay..."!!

Gosh if two contestants on the recent "Survivor" can have an entire damned conversation in freaking CANTONESE then why not have Hispanic TV show characters either speak all in English or all in Spanish with subtitles??? I for one don't give a flying F how cool Spanish or "Spanglish" is! It irritates the shit out of me....

Besides if they have the dark Hispanic complexion, stick together with their familia, are hard working blue collar people, have Spanish flavored parties with pinatas, etc. then that's Hispanic enough for me....they (including the writers and producers) don't have to pull this "Spanglish" bullshit!

I say that if the actors and everyone INSIST on "Spanglish" then the Irish characters ought to speak "Gaelish," the Poles ought to speak in "Polinglish," and I think that it would be equally fair and hilarious if there were a dignified way for Japanese characters to talk in ENGRISH!! LOL

Q: What do the concoctors of crap like "Spanglish" have under their pants/kilts/etc?

A: NOTHING, they are so STUPID they wear their knickers on their shrunken little heads!!
Lancea Sanctum

too tired

was going to play on Core tonight and do a little reading either "The Eugenics Wars Vol 2" by Greg Cox or this book on this old software that my aunt sent me. The software is old because 1) it works only at 256 color mode and 2) even though I couldn't find it right yet, I think I saw something somewhere that it could possibly run on Windows 3.11 but am not sure since it uses Quicktime pictures and short movies.

I have two volumes of that software which is a science fiction anthology of pulp science fiction on one CD and the other CD is from a more recent era and both are grouped together into a backstory that Leonard Nimoy has this special ship that has cargo bays of collections of these classics and the ship crashlands on this planet. The interface is the ship and there's three themed rooms with four books each on pedestals and to read a book you find the room it's in and click on it to pull it up and then click on it to open it, etc. Or you can bring the pointer to the corner and click to bring up this menu that lists all the books and you can click on a title with a bookmark light button thing so you can go right to the bookmark if you have set one.

So anyway I digressed. I was dozing off during SVU and didn't actually see how the verdict went but it was a good one about the rape and murder of a 9 year old beauty queen and the guy that did it was an ex-con that was getting aroused by this website that hooked him in with this story which was basically "how to" fiction and they also took pics of legal aged gals and "de-aged" the pictures to make them look way young. It was called "virtual kiddie porn" and all that stuff caused the company running the website to get in big trouble too because of some legal mumbo jumbo about them helping the real perp learn how to do what he did and getting him aroused.

Anyway off to bed...besides if I get to bed now, I possibly could drag myself up in the morning and not hit snooze a zillion times so I can talk to my friend in Singapore...if I can catch her.
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