October 23rd, 2004


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ok, so i just finished watching Message in a Bottle, with Kevin Costner and Paul Newman. suffice it to say, i was exceedingly disappointed. i'd just finished reading the book by Nicholas Sparks (excellent author, by the way) and i loved it. i rented the movie because there were so many scenes in the book that i'd love to see acted out. however, not ONE of the scenes i liked was in the movie. big scenes, like garret teaching kevin to scuba dive and theresa interacting with deanna. none of it was in the movie! they drastically changed the plot, the characters, changed names and places, and it pissed me off royally. :o(

has this ever happened to you? have you ever read a book and gotten the movie because you liked the book, then been really disappointed by the movie?

on a side note, this is why i never ever watch movies based on stephen king books. they'd just completely ruin it.
Hugh's So Masculine

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The book question below reminded me of a book I read a long time ago, but I remember so little about it that my attempt at looking it up on google is like a needle in a haystack. But, maybe somebody out there recognizes it. The one I read was a hard back book without a dust jacket, so I don't even have a cover to go by. I don't remember if was any good or not, I'm just really curious what its name is. It was more than 10 years ago that I read it and I don't remember the gender of the real author. Sketchy, I know.

Its a 1st person fictional diary "written" by a woman who survives nuclear war. It's written in handwriting and has doodles in the margins as if it were real. I'm thinking maybe she lived in England, but I may be wrong on that. Anyway, I think she goes into the shelter without her husband. When she comes out, she finds his remains from where he had been waiting for her instead of going into the shelter himself. At the end, the book just stops, leaving you to conclude that she died.

Jog anyone's memory?
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Harold and Kumar-"Thank you"

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Has anyone here seen the special about Moonshine on CMT?
I was wondering about the group of guys singing at the end of
the show.
Are they a group that has recorded a record?
Does anyone remember the name of their bluegrass group?
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Well this is interesting.

Ok I finally have what I need to sign up for my 401K plan! *Cheer*

I can contribute up to 15%. The company matches 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next three percent.

So giving 6% I would have them match 4.5% for a total of 10.5%.

*Again with the cheering*

Only I have a problem.

You see you apply online and it lets you pick what you want you money to go into. I think this could be a good thing.

However I seriously have NO idea what the hell I am doing and, as a result, am reduced to putting 5% in every option offered and hoping that’s ok.

Or I could come here and ask for advice on this matter. . . so I give it over to you, denizens of LJ.

Advise me!
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If I only have three compartments in my cutlery drawer- one for knives, one for forks and one for spoons, where do i put the sporks? With the spoons or with the forks?
Mr. Lion
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Why am I sick?

Hello my lovelies.

Have you ever been aware of the exact moment you became ill (or at least began feeling the symptoms)? I felt perfectly fine all day yesterday, and then around 10:30 my friend's boyfriend made me a Jack and Coke. The very first sip made my throat feel like it was on fire, and ever since I've had a sore throat, sneezing, a stuffy nose, and lots of mucous.

What the hell is that? Am I really sick or did the alcohol do something to me? I had a few more drinks over the course of 4 hours, and around 3 a.m. I felt like crap and still do today.
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My friend was telling me of an argument she was having with her friend about whether you can swim in pool full of Jello. Her friend believe you could because he believes it's just like water, and of course, you can swim in water. She and I, however, say you can't. Though I can't really explain why. Jello isn't like water, it does have a definite shape. When you're at the bottom of the pool(of Jello) and try to swim your way up by pushing off like you would in water, you're just pushing the Jello away, not pushing yourself up. Jello just isn't hard enough to stay in place. But with a pool full of water, when you push water, more water takes its place, so that way you always have something to push off of and you end up pushing yourself upward. I'm not sure if my argument is really valid, but that's why I come for your opinions. :) So do you believe if you're in a pool of Jello, you are able to swim your way out or are you just doomed to drown in it?
Baby Feet

Recipe Boxes

I'm planning on giving my fiance's aunt a bunch of my family's recipes as a Christmas gift, because she loves trying new recipes.  But, I don't want to just use plain index cards and a plain plastic index card box.  I know that there is such thing as nicely decorated recipe cards and matching card boxes.  However, I'm having trouble locating any!  The town I live in sucks and we only have a Wal*Mart, which I have scoured thoroughly looking for these things.  Has anyone noticed these kind of supplies at Target or KMart recently?  (They're each half an hour away from me.)  Or another large chain store that has locations in Minnesota?  I'd be willing to drive to a town that has these stores available, but I can't really afford to waste the gas money to get to any of them on the off-chance that they might have what I need.

Thanks in advance.
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world series!

ahhh! does anyone know of a way for me to listen to the world series?
espn has a thing where you can listen to it online, but it costs $....and im listening right now to it the oldschool way (via radio) but the signal is really weak....(im in annapolis, md if it helps).....any help?
glasses by "maladroitkat" (c)kurt halsey

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Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but while meeting with the 9/11 Commission, the President agree to meet only on the grounds that he would not be under oath, would appear with the Vice President, and the session would not be transcribed or filmed. Is this correct?

My father and I were discussing this, and he thinks this is a security issue, and that it's how our government does business. That even city commissioners meet behind closed doors. That sometimes the government needs to do things privately. I'm not saying that everything our government and intelligence agencies do needs to be made public for everyone in every country to know, but I don't understand why it was this way for meeting with the 9/11 Commission, and talking about something that happened a few years ago.

I especially wonder about the not being under oath part. What is the purpose of having them not be under oath?

Have there been other times where this situation (as I mentioned in the first paragraph -- not being under oath being the big part of this) has been used during the Bush administration? What other times in our more recent history (say, Vietnam to present, particularly with Bush Sr. and Clinton) has this occurred? Was meeting with 9/11 Commission grounds for being so hush-hush? Would this have been dangerous to our country, and revealed information that can't be known by "terrorists"?

I'm sorry if I appear ignorant here, but I'm just curious. Correct any mis-statements, and I will edit this entry. Thanks so much!

edited to add: does anyone know of any websites or anything that shows how factual Fahrenheit 9/11 is?

Work Question

I want to know how many here have tatts and piercing and if you work what kind of job do you have?
I have this job where you cant really do any of that stuff. I have my tongue and my ear pierced and im sure once administration sees it they will ask me to take the ear one off. I dont want to quit my job because of that. I get good pay but if i have to i will quit.

What are some good jobs that let you have tatts and piercing? (Im in the Los angeles area.)
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