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Christian Griffen (xenopulse)

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Livejournal is still... alive! [Feb. 2nd, 2010|05:07 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
I'd kind of forgotten about that...
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"The Government Can't Get Anything Right" [Aug. 15th, 2009|08:50 am]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
Via Daily Kos (i.e., not written by me):

"Once again, for the benefit of the government-can't-get-anything-right flock:


"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

"At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

"After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it's valuables thanks to the local police department.

"I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.

"The only reason government doesn't work is because conservative Republican administrations defunded and/or patronage staffed them with people with ties to special business interests: to wit the last FDA, Dept of Interior and Agriculture under Bush. No one seems to have a problem with pumping over $500Bil to the Defense Department which last I hear is a socialized entity."
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@#$!!#$ Outlook Junk Folder [Apr. 28th, 2009|09:15 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
L: So-and-so said he never got my email.
C: It's possible. Sometimes valid emails get put in the junk folder.
L: Even from people you've had emails from before?
C: Sure! [opens up Outlook Junk Folder] They land right--SONOFABITCH!
L: What?
C: There's an email here from someone from two weeks ago. This is so not junk. Goddamnit.

So... thanks, So-and-so, for triggering this inquiry and making me find the email. And fuck you, Outlook Junk Folder!
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Good Times [Mar. 28th, 2009|07:44 am]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
From our Beast Hunters game last night:

Andy: "Qhurik, there are ways to communicate other than carving into people's faces."
Lukas: "Other ways not as good."

That was a great time. We ran overtime by quite a bit, but it was totally worth missing the Sea Dracula game to finish this one up. I'm surprised at how much we managed to cram into the extended time slot.

Soon, back to Gamestorm for more! :)
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(no subject) [Feb. 17th, 2009|07:06 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
[mood |happyhappy]

Aidan (5, at bedtime): You know what, Papa?
Me: What is it?
Aidan: Every time you go somewhere, and I stay here, I will never ever forget you.
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I can haz big brain [Dec. 2nd, 2008|06:41 am]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
Last night, in my car.

D: Thanks for driving me to the phone-a-thon.
Me: No problem. Do you now how long it'll take?
D: No idea.
Me: Maybe you can call me when you're done. Do you have a phone?
D: *blink blink*
Me: Oh. Riiiight.
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Done! [Nov. 30th, 2008|06:17 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
[mood |accomplishedaccomplished]

50,074 words. And I even reached the ending, minus epilogue.
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(no subject) [Nov. 29th, 2008|09:54 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
42,125 down, 7,875 left to go.
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Another Update [Nov. 28th, 2008|10:58 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
Count is at 35,030. Two days of 7,500 left to go. That's doable, given that I did 9,000 today.
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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2008|07:33 pm]
Christian Griffen (xenopulse)
[mood |amusedamused]

Aidan, in his disappointed preschooler voice when something on LittleBigPlanet didn't go his way: "That's not what I'm talking about."
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