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Saturday, March 12th, 2011
4:12 pm
I just want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of my employer for their efforts to help the people here with family and friends in Japan right now.

For the next month all of our customers will receive TVJapan at no extra charge and unlimited calling to Japan for our phone customers. I fully expect to see more support coming too, but this is the best thing we could give in the immediate days following this tragedy.

Current Mood: pleased
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
3:41 am
Song lyric meme
Swiped this from firesplace

Song meme!

Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 20 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Get your friends to contemplate your bizarre tastes in music by guessing the songs.
Step 4: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.

Note: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Personal note: I skipped a song or two not because I was embarrassed by them but because the title was in the first line. Also scatting is not lyrics.
01. "Hard days made me, hard nights shape me, I don't know this song might save me."
02. "It's starting to look like Junkion, the garbage dump in space, we live like rats on Junkion there's so much fucking waste"
03. "Forward yesterday, makes me want to stay, what they said was real, makes me want to steal."
04. "Love to be beside you, they way you smell. Love the way your lips feel, and your fingernails."
05. "I love your black dress, your red lips, your long legs, your high heels, I love your thigh high boots, your snake-skin one piece suit." Danko Jones - Bounce: Identified by boheemus.
06. "People always try and put me down but I, I don't ever give a fuck what people say. I try and listen to the voice inside my head, I try, I try, I try." Social Code - Beautiful: Identified by boheemus.
07. "Perfect by nature, icons of self indulgence, just what we all need, more lies about a world that never was and never will be." Evanescence - Everybody's Fool: Identified by jiasaykea.
08. "All I want, all I need, always lies just out of reach, I've been coming up empty." The Offspring - Race Against Myself: Identified by boheemus
09. "I was an August baby, conceived by the Christmas lights, I came into the world by the setting sun, on a humid summer night."
10. "Saturday night I was downtown working for the FBI, Sitting in a nest of bad men whisky bottles piling high."
11. "Open up your eyes, take a look at me, get the picture fixed in your memory."
12. "I woke up with a killer hangover, hope it was worth all this pain, by the party was over Tequila was my claim to fame."
13. "Let's sing a song for the broken hearted, a silent prayer for the brave departed." Bon Jovi - It's My Life: Identified by jiasaykea.
14. "There's no time for us, There's no place for us, what is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away from us?"
15. "I lie awake and dread the lonely nights, I'm not alone, I wonder if these heavy eyes can face the unknown."
16. "Here I'm standing in the night, my crescent wand the only light, alone against my darkest fear, but I sense my friends are near." Jennifer Cihi - Carry On (from the Sailor Moon OST): Identified by Rustin (non LJ-user and roommate)
17. "Denis is a menace, with his 'anyone for tennis?' and beseeching me to come up and keep the score," Chris de Burgh - Patricia the Stripper: Identified by glyn
18. "She says hello as I stand at the bar, from a shadow just out of sight, and I tell her that I need a stiff double Gin to make it through the night,"
19. "Coming this Christmas to a theater near you the most horrifying film to hit the screen, there's a homicidal maniac who finds a cub-scout troop and he hacks up two or three in every scene."
20. "'What do I do next?' said the bishop to the priest, 'I have spent my whole life waiting, preparing for the feast.'"
Monday, June 21st, 2010
2:32 pm
Writer's Block: Acquired taste
What is your favorite weird food combination? Have your friends ever tried it or do you only eat it in private?

Tartar sauce on a hamburger (This really confuses the McStaff)
Monday, November 30th, 2009
5:58 pm
Stolen from trouble166 I even stole the beginning part because it makes a great intro.

You know how sometimes people on your friends list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out. :)

1. First Name: Aaron, although more people call me Duke

2. Age: 31

3. Location: Edmonton, AB. Originally from BC though.

4. Occupation: Currently unemployed since I have spent the last 5 years in the customer service industry and my last job outsourced to The Philippines, so I am on EI for right now.

5. Partner: None really.

6. Kids: I wish, I would love to have kids someday.

7. Siblings: I have a sister who is a few years older than me, and a couple people who are like siblings to me.

8. Pets: None, have had cats, dogs, and rodents over the years.

9. List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life: This is not in any order at all.

A) I completed NaNoWriMo this year!

B) Recurring concern over my mother's health.

C) Am currently planning to try my hand at publishable works of fiction.

10. Parents:

Both alive and as well as can be given my mother seems to be losing an organ every other year at this point.

11. Some of your closest friends are: Boheemus, Draxa, Jia, Laios, Rei, Rustin, Silvox.

Current Mood: bored
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
4:02 pm
NaNoWriMo: 4 dukeskunk: 1 !
I did it, as of today I have finished my 50,000 words written since Nov, 1. My fifth year of attempting NaNowriMo I finally complete it.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
10:30 am
First putting a close to the last thing like this I did, here are the movie quotes that no-one got and their source. . .

2)"After Centuries of men looking at my tits instead of my eyes and pinching my ass instead of shaking my hand, I now have the divine right to stare at a man's backside with vulgar, cheap appreciation if I want to!" P.S. I Love You
3) "My last girlfriend was a feminist, vegan punk who broke up with me because she thought I was too angry." Saw
8) "How's about a .357? That'll go through the seat, her, the dashboard... Shit, it'll go through the entire engine before it even knows it hit anything. It'll end up in some pedestrian three blocks away." Nick of Time
9) "Listen, I've had my share of bad times with men, okay? Some are assholes, Elliot is not. If we don't cultivate the good ones, there aren't going to be any." Exit to Eden
13) "No mother, you just murdered me. Take that to your goddamn therapy." Nightmare on Elm Street 4
19) "You two-timing son of a bitch! He's a woman! "Victor Victoria

Now for my random thingie of the unspecified time frame. . .

Pilfered from puffinmuffin because I'm a geek for these sorts of things.

1) Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/bands [fannish etc.] that you've had an obsessive fannish love or interest in at some time in your life.
2) Have your f-list guess your favourite character/member from each item.
3) When someone guesses correctly, strikethrough the item and put the name of your favorite character next to it.

01)Apprentice Adept series
02)Alien Saga
03)Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
05)Dungeons an Dragons (cartoon)
06)Excalibur (marvel comic)
07)Final Fantasy VII
08)Harry Potter
09)Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
10)Hunter: The Reckoning (cannon characters only)
11)Looking for Group
12)Misfits of Science
13)Moreau series (S. Andrew Swann)
15)The Princess Bride
16)Princess Princess
17)Ranma 1/2
18)Repo: the Genetic Opera
19)Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, September 12th, 2009
8:58 am
Instructions: Write down the names of 12 characters. After you’ve written them all down, then read and answer the questions hidden behind the cut.

No fair peeking at the questions behind the cut until you’ve jotted down all 12 characters.

1 Pavi Largo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavi_Largo#Pavi_Largo)
2 Edge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Copeland) (I am refering to the character Edge, not the actor/athlete who plays him)
3 J.C. (http://artblock-go.smackjeeves.com/)
4 Whitney (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/2128831/)
5 Ash (http://www.misfile.com/?menu=characters&character=ash)
6 Jaina Proudmoore (http://www.wowwiki.com/Jaina_Proudmoore)
7 Antoinne Teardrop (Werewolf: The Apocalypse Metastory No online info available)
8 James Raynor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Raynor)
9 Shikamaru Nara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikamaru_Nara)
10 Thursday Next (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thursday_Next)
11 Terri Snow (Shanda The Panda No online info available)
12 Agent Clarice Starling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarice_Starling)

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
2:00 pm
1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.

I did this a few years ago on a smaller scale so please forgive me if I duplicate movies, in fact two quotes are duplicates but they are both such excelent quotes. Also one quote wasn't listed on IMDB but I have confirmed it's validity. And if anyone knows how to strike something out please tell me.

1) "Why oh why are my genetics such a bitch?" Repo: The Genetic Opera ID'd by jiasaykea
2)"After Centuries of men looking at my tits instead of my eyes and pinching my ass instead of shaking my hand, I now have the divine right to stare at a man's backside with vulgar, cheap appreciation if I want to!"
3) "My last girlfriend was a feminist, vegan punk who broke up with me because she thought I was too angry."
4) "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity." Snatch ID'd by silvoxfer
5) "And force, my friends, is violence, the supreme authority from which all other authority derives." Starship Troopers ID'd by silvoxfer
6) "You wanted to know how I did it? That's how I did it Anton, I didn't save anything for the way back." Gattaca ID'd by skyedragon66
7) "The only life I saw for the last million miles were the hypnotized bunnies. Most of them are now wedged in the tires." Priscilla Queen of the Desert ID'd by cleverfox
8) "How's about a .357? That'll go through the seat, her, the dashboard... Shit, it'll go through the entire engine before it even knows it hit anything. It'll end up in some pedestrian three blocks away."
9) "Listen, I've had my share of bad times with men, okay? Some are assholes, Elliot is not. If we don't cultivate the good ones, there aren't going to be any."
10) "Jack, please, I'm only an elected official here, I can't make decisions by myself!" The Nightmare before Christmas ID'd by miniskunk
11) "Amputate a man's leg and he can still feel it tickling. Tell me, mum, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?" Silence of the Lambs ID'd by skyedragon66
12) "The strangeness of this life cannot be measured: in trying to produce my own death, I was elevated to the status of a living hero." Dances With Wolves ID'd by silvoxfer
13) "No mother, you just murdered me. Take that to your goddamn therapy."
14) "Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P. " Goodmorning Vietnam ID'd by cleverfox
15) "Uplink underground, uplink underground. If you say that one more time, I'll uplink your ass, and you'll be underground!" The Running Man ID'd by cleverfox
16) "You seem a decent fellow... I hate to kill you." "You seem a decent fellow... I hate to die." The Princess Bride ID'd by cleverfox
17) "Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!" Aliens ID'd by cleverfox
18) "Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!" "Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes..." "The dead rising from the grave!" "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" Ghostbusters ID'd by cleverfox
19) "You two-timing son of a bitch! He's a woman! "
20) "Who's that then?" "I dunno, must be a king." "Why?" "He hasn't got shit all over him." Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail ID'd by cleverfox
Sunday, June 14th, 2009
2:59 am
Sexy Ladies
Stolen from penguin_ford

1. Compose a list of YOUR top ten sexiest famous people.
2. Collect one picture of each person.
3. Post them in your journal.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
1:05 am
100 Things
I am doing a swap on craftster (where I got paired with Jia out of the 60 some other people I could have been swapping with). You post a list of 100 things about yourself and your partner works from that.

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
12:46 pm
Video files
Does anyone out there make your own video files from a webcam? If so what program do you use to record and would you be willing to lay out a simple step by step of how to do this?

I have recently come into use of a webcam and would like to be able to create some video files with it.

EDIT: Actually I think I have the problem sorted out, using captureflux a great freeware.
Monday, May 4th, 2009
6:07 pm
The two sweetest words in the english language
Non Cancerous.

My mother got the results back today from the biposy on the tumor that was removed from her abdomen last week. It turns out that it was a fibrous tumor, and completely non cancerous. It was not anything to be concerned about in the future.

She is feeling good enough that she will be traveling about 12 hours to go to May Crown in a couple weeks. Such a relief to get that news.
2:40 pm
So yeah, still not sure what to do with myself of late, no work to go to because I'm on vacation, still concerned about my mom, although she is home and doing better. Still working out details with my sister about what is being done with that flight from Edmonton to Vancouver that we booked. Thinking I should do some cleaning around the house but zero motivation to do so.

Spent the morning doing some creative stuff so that was okay, but still. *shrugs*

Current Mood: bored
Monday, April 27th, 2009
11:32 am
Travel Interruptus
Today was supposed to be the day I set out on my grand British vacation. I was supposed to be flying to Vancouver tonight to meet up with my parents and sister, who were driving down from where my parents live.

Unfortunately on Friday that plan entirely went south. My mother is in the hospital with what may or may not be cancer, we won't know until they do a biopsy on the mass in her abdomen.

On the other hand I am still planing to make it to AFF, so see folks there. On a local note I have nowhere that I need to be for the next couple of weeks as I had already arranged the time off work, so I am available for getting together and hanging out.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
12:59 pm
So yeah, again it's been a while since I updated anything here.

Don't really even know what to post.

I found out not too long ago that I am going to be losing my job in August, why, because they can hire a dozen Filipinos for the price of one Canadian.

To answer the question people are sure to ask, I don't know for sure what I am going to do for work, I am thinking of applying at a 311 call centre which is city services, I may end up having to take EI for a short while because August is when the job market is at it's busiest with students looking for something over the summer before going back in September.

At least I have my trip to England the end of this month to look forward, and arriving back just in time for AFF in Seattle before flying back to Edmonton, and back to work.

I am not going to say anything about updating this more often because everytime I do that I end up jinxing myself.

As a side note I should update my RL icon here, that is a few years out of date.

Current Mood: pessimistic
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009
2:39 am
Craftster Info
I stole this from my partner in the craft swap themed around Repo: The Genetic Opera
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Friday, January 18th, 2008
5:45 pm
Wow, been too long since I updated this thing, but this time I can say with a fair degree of certainty that is going to change.

Work: I am, as it happens, updating this journal from work. I started work at Atco I-tek the call center for Atco-Gas and Atco Electric as well as a few other companies. I was trained (along with laios) to take calls for Atco Gas. I enjoyed this very much except for the occasional shift that had me starting at or before 8AM. On Tuesday I was advised that the position I had applied for had accepted me. This constituted a promotion to the Afterhours department. Later hours, which is more conducive to my normal schedule, better pay, and it can be quite qiet, a lot of downtime when there aren't any widespread outages for Atco Electric. Also they are much more open about internet usage during downtime, meaning I can update my LJ from my work terminal.

Family: For the last year or two my mother has had increasing health concerns, mostly around her body rejecting more and more foods, starting with a sort of celiac disease. Later her body started to reject both "good" and "bad" fats. They recently found out what was causing it, and since her Gall Bladder was removed last Tuesday she has been doing very well and her weight should stabilize (she has lost about 80 pounds in 8 months)

Not much else to say right now, hello again everyone, and thanks for reading.

Current Mood: quixotic
Thursday, October 4th, 2007
1:12 pm
Wow 3 posts in one day
Stolen from trouble166
For the first three peope that reply to me & repost this challenge I will send you something most cool.

It might be something I've made, or something cool from my hidden stash.

Whatever it is, I promise that I will get it to you in 365 days or less. The only thing you need to do in order to participate is to be the first three to reply to this & post the same thing on your LJ-because it's fun to give people stuff.
11:26 am
I got this from someone on FA sadly it was quite some time ago, so i can't remember who.

Comment on this post and I'll give you a letter of the alphabet, and you post 10 songs that begin with that letter.

I got the letter ‘D'

Click on any to download from my sendspace.

1. Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
2. Du Hast by Rammstein
3. Defy You by The Offspring
4. Day That I Die by Good Charlotte
5. Dude (Looks Like a Lady) by Aerosmith
6. Don't Like The Drugs by Marilyn Manson
7. Drinking Song by Moxy Fruvous
8. Diamonds and Rust by Judas Priest (I only have this song on CD, please send me an MP3 if you have it)
9. Don't Pay the Ferry Man by Chris DeBurgh
10. Dirty Glass by Dropkick Murphys
11:13 am
Job Search
Been a busy week for me.

Monday I had to go for a skills assessment for Telus.

Tuesday I had another skills assessment, this time booked for Manpower on behalf of Atco (The Gas Company, the only Gas Company).

Went back Wed to Have an intake interview with a Manpower rep, and retaking a portion of the assessment I had performed poorly on due to insufficient instructions.

This morning I get a call back from Telus Scheduling me to come in for an interview next Thursday. Likewise I have an interview with an Atco supervisor to be booked sometime before Oct. 16th.

Strangely despite having only 4 hours sleep, I can't get back to sleep.

Current Mood: sleepy
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