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06:32pm 29/10/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
Read two interesting books in the last couple weeks, working on a third recommended by a friend from work.

No Way To Treat A First Lady by Christopher Buckley was quite good. Same author that wrote Thank You For Smoking which I haven't read but was made into a movie that is easily one of my top 10 favorites. Also wrote Boomsday which was about a proposed law requiring the death, rather than retirement, of the Baby Boomers and the hilarity that ensued from that. This one was about the trial of the First Lady after the President died in circumstances that implicated her as the killer. Great stuff, and I would recommend Buckley to anyone and everyone that might possibly read this.

Damned, Chuck Palahniuk's latest, was his usual blend of bizarre and intriguing. Told from the perspective of a thirteen year old girl who dies and goes to Hell, about some events in her life leading up to her death and her life in Hell. Another author I would recommend to anyone, though some of his work is probably not going to appeal to everyone.

Currently reading Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan. So far it's a sort of hard-scifi-noir thing. Interesting idea, so far the voice is good and it's moving along at a decent pace. Will write more later, when I have more of an impression to give.

Anyone who enjoys a good Drama/Political Thriller should go see The Ides of March. I knew nothing about it before going to see it with a friend from the ship, but the one time I came across the title I kinda hoped it would be bad and that a critic somewhere would make the obvious Shakespeare reference. I was delighted to find that it not only wasn't bad, but was actually quite good!

And now, true believers, I sign off.
mood: weirdweird
music: Dethklok - Fansong
 
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hmmm...  
10:51pm 08/09/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
Contemplating both piercing and ink... not sure, though... 
 
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Wow, two updates in less than a month? Better check those thermometers in hell...  
10:35am 15/08/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
 So, get-together-shindig-thing was a no-go. My work schedule and their "have their shit together" schedules did not line up. Ah well, there will be other such functions, I'm sure.

Been watching a bunch of funny cartoons on the youtubes such as this or this. Not for everyone, I know, especially you, Mr. Kline, but they have provided me with some laughs this morning. Religious views aside, neither are particularly work-safe.

It's my Friday. Hopefully the shift wont drag too badly.

Might have plans for tomorrow, but we shall see.

Peace out, y'all.
 
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Update-like-thing!  
09:31am 13/08/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
 Ok, so... This'll be short, as I have to bounce out to work shortly, but will update again soon-ish.

Employed!

Home Depot's not a terrible glamorous job, but it's a job, and not a horrible one. Usual mix of cool people, slackers, and fuckups. Physically exhausting sometimes, but not the mentally or emotionally exhausting mess that the ship was.

Actually, life's pretty unexciting lately, but that's ok.

Might be able to attend a party with a bunch of Highschool peeps later, if I can manage to get out of work early to catch the series of busses I need to take. Should be fun. If I can't make it, at least there is scotch and cigars in my future.

Have a fairly decent day, journal-reading-type people!
mood: draineddrained
 
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So... This is supposed to be a Journal-type-thing, right?  
04:48pm 20/06/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
 Might as well use it as one, then.

Been feeling kinda down lately, despite some things in life going better than I could have hoped.

Unemployment sucks, and having no response no matter how many applications I put out was getting kindof disheartening. The job opportunities that I've come across that I liked the sound of, I didn't have either enough of the right experience, or no degree, or no Drivers License. Really need to fix that last one, but that'll have to come once employment is attained, so I can pay to get the jeep sitting out front fixed.

Just as I was sitting at the local book depository waiting to be able to print out an application for volunteer service with the city, to hopefully get some skills and experience(and renewed fucking confidence) that would help me secure paying employment, my phone rings.

I had a preliminary phone interview the other week, and since then had pretty much written it off as botched. This phone call at the library was to schedule an in-store interview.

I'm not getting my hopes up, but it's nice to have the brief feeling of not being useless and unemployable. 

Here's hoping tomorrow goes well.

Let's see... What else?

Ah, right. So, many weeks ago, I tripped over the power cord for my laptop and it took a spill, cracking the screen.  Yesterday, or maybe it was the day before, I fucking did it again. The machine still works fine, but the cracks are a mite annoying.


mood: Cautiously Optimistic.Cautiously Optimistic.
music: Weird Al - I Perform This Way
 
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Wow...  
10:38am 25/05/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
Um... Yeah. All I can say is wow. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13537084
 
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A few brief things.  
12:51pm 12/05/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
1 - Catching up on Fringe, and it's getting better as I near seasons end... This show was fantastic in season 1, yet still manages to improve each season.

2 - One thing I forgot about having a completely shaved head. When one hits ones head on a sharp corner, it hurts more. Also, the scalp bleeds more easily without hair to protect it, and goddamn does it like to bleed.

3 - 90.
mood: annoyedannoyed
 
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I once was blind, apparently...  
09:58pm 01/05/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
HOW did I not know about Tom Lehrer before yesterday?

Reading long-neglected LJ and DW "friends" pages, I think that a certain ms. [personal profile] takhisis is responsible for my finding his work, and a heart-felt thanks for that, as it's quite funny. Some of it a bit dated, but still overall great.
mood: cheerfulcheerful
music: Tom Lehrer - Will we all go together when we go
 
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in case I don't get around to posting tomorrow...  
02:29pm 23/04/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
 Although I intend to start posting at  least daily, if not more, I wanted to wish everyone who might read this a happy early "Dead Jew On A Stick With Chocolate" day!
 
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A thing!  
06:12pm 22/04/2011
 
 
Jason Lutovsky
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2011/04/hitchens_address_to_american_a.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+scienceblogs%2Fpharyngula+%28Pharyngula%29
 
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