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Byron, Illinois is home to the Soldier's Monument, the only thing in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently refurbished in time for Memorial Day 2012, although the eagle that used to be on top of the spire was not replaced (guess no one wants lightning to strike a third time).

The town is also the birthplace and hometown of Albert Spalding, founder of A.G. Spalding Sporting Goods. Remember seeing the name "Spalding" on those basketballs you played with during gym class or at recess? That's the same guy.
ladyiapetus: (Hotaru: Bitch please!)
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You want me to rant about something, LJ? Okay then. How about I rant about the way you assholes completely fucking buggered up the comment pages?

I mean, seriously? Are you not listening to the majority of your users deliberately? How has it completely escaped your notice that WE DO NOT LIKE THE CHANGES AND WE WERE HAPPY WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY WERE?!? We liked having subject lines in our comments. We liked having the drop down, alphabetical list-style menu for our user icons. We liked being able to click a link and move threads to the left so they weren't all scrunched up on the right side of the page. We liked having those options available to everybody, not just people who chose not to disable customized comment pages in S2.

NEWSFLASH: Your designer doesn't know half of what he thinks he does. He obviously doesn't know the users, otherwise he wouldn't have cocked things up as badly as he has right now.

Because you know what? People do use the comment subject lines. We use them for meme communities, for roleplaying to help keep threads straight. Hell, we use them in normal LJ entries as another way of expressing our feelings.

THIS IS NOT OKAY! DO ME A FUCKING FAVOR AND LISTEN TO YOUR USERS FOR A GODDAMN CHANGE! WE DO NOT LIKE THIS! CHANGE IT THE FUCK BACK!

Because if you don't, one of these days you're going to fuck things up so badly that you know what will happen? All those users, paying and non-paying, who always threaten to move over to InsaneJournal and Dreamwidth and leave LJ behind? They will follow through with their threats. And then your mighty little empire will be nothing.
ladyiapetus: (Hotaru: Bitch please!)
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You want me to rant about something, LJ? Okay then. How about I rant about the way you assholes completely fucking buggered up the comment pages?

I mean, seriously? Are you not listening to the majority of your users deliberately? How has it completely escaped your notice that WE DO NOT LIKE THE CHANGES AND WE WERE HAPPY WITH THINGS THE WAY THEY WERE?!? We liked having subject lines in our comments. We liked having the drop down, alphabetical list-style menu for our user icons. We liked being able to click a link and move threads to the left so they weren't all scrunched up on the right side of the page. We liked having those options available to everybody, not just people who chose not to disable customized comment pages in S2.

NEWSFLASH: Your designer doesn't know half of what he thinks he does. He obviously doesn't know the users, otherwise he wouldn't have cocked things up as badly as he has right now.

Because you know what? People do use the comment subject lines. We use them for meme communities, for roleplaying to help keep threads straight. Hell, we use them in normal LJ entries as another way of expressing our feelings.

THIS IS NOT OKAY! DO ME A FUCKING FAVOR AND LISTEN TO YOUR USERS FOR A GODDAMN CHANGE! WE DO NOT LIKE THIS! CHANGE IT THE FUCK BACK!

Because if you don't, one of these days you're going to fuck things up so badly that you know what will happen? All those users, paying and non-paying, who always threaten to move over to InsaneJournal and Dreamwidth and leave LJ behind? They will follow through with their threats. And then your mighty little empire will be nothing.
ladyiapetus: (Muppet Christmas Carol: Christmas Past)
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The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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The Muppet Christmas Carol.
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
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I'd name it 'Melvin'.
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
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I'd name it 'Melvin'.
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Unlike most people who are going to be answering this my memories of that day are a bit fuzzy; I don't have the clarity of memory for tragedies and disasters that most people seem to have.

All I really remember was putzing around my dorm room that morning because my first class wasn't scheduled until the afternoon, and getting a phone call from my mom wanting to know if I had the television on. When I said "no" she told me that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. I turned on the television, either just before or just after the second plane hit the second tower.
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Unlike most people who are going to be answering this my memories of that day are a bit fuzzy; I don't have the clarity of memory for tragedies and disasters that most people seem to have.

All I really remember was putzing around my dorm room that morning because my first class wasn't scheduled until the afternoon, and getting a phone call from my mom wanting to know if I had the television on. When I said "no" she told me that a plane had crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers. I turned on the television, either just before or just after the second plane hit the second tower.
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I spent most of my day at work.

Now I'm spending it sitting in the family room, waiting for Mom & Dad to call/get back from the hospital with an update on Grandpa.
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I spent most of my day at work.

Now I'm spending it sitting in the family room, waiting for Mom & Dad to call/get back from the hospital with an update on Grandpa.
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Oh, I collect quite a few things. The biggest one is probably my collection of Care Bears. I also collect antique skeleton keys, Generation 1 My Little Ponies, Nancy Drew books and dolls, including Strawberry Shortcake and other dolls that were popular during the '80s.

With the exception of the skeleton keys, I think the motivation behind my collections is reliving my childhood. These were either the things I didn't have when I was a kid but wanted, or that I did have and ended up having to give away or sell after I "outgrew" them. Having these collections now...it's almost like it brings a little of that time back to me.
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Oh, I collect quite a few things. The biggest one is probably my collection of Care Bears. I also collect antique skeleton keys, Generation 1 My Little Ponies, Nancy Drew books and dolls, including Strawberry Shortcake and other dolls that were popular during the '80s.

With the exception of the skeleton keys, I think the motivation behind my collections is reliving my childhood. These were either the things I didn't have when I was a kid but wanted, or that I did have and ended up having to give away or sell after I "outgrew" them. Having these collections now...it's almost like it brings a little of that time back to me.
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I'd freak out, and tell them to put me back.
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I'd freak out, and tell them to put me back.
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Paying off my student loans, otherwise known as getting the damn monkey off my back.
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Paying off my student loans, otherwise known as getting the damn monkey off my back.
ladyiapetus: (CSI NY: Sid)
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Hands down, CSI: New York. I'd either be a witness being questioned, or else I'd be in the lab playing Mundane Lab Tech #Infinity while Adam does his thing.
ladyiapetus: (CSI NY: Sid)
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Hands down, CSI: New York. I'd either be a witness being questioned, or else I'd be in the lab playing Mundane Lab Tech #Infinity while Adam does his thing.
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If I'm not the one driving, then I bring my iPod so that I can listen to my music or Adventures in Odyssey or something.

If I'm the one driving, then it's not a long car ride.
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If I'm not the one driving, then I bring my iPod so that I can listen to my music or Adventures in Odyssey or something.

If I'm the one driving, then it's not a long car ride.
ladyiapetus: (Ferret: Cookie?)
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Don't Stop Believing, originally by Journey, covered by the cast from Glee.

Hallelujah, originally by Leonard Cohen, covered by Allison Crowe.

Angel of the Morning, originally by Merilee Rush, covered by Juice Newton.

Bohemian Rhapsody, originally by Queen, covered by the Muppets.
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Don't Stop Believing, originally by Journey, covered by the cast from Glee.

Hallelujah, originally by Leonard Cohen, covered by Allison Crowe.

Angel of the Morning, originally by Merilee Rush, covered by Juice Newton.

Bohemian Rhapsody, originally by Queen, covered by the Muppets.
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Well, if we're talking most recently it would be filling out that stupid auto insurance rate quote thing just to get some damn rubies on TetrisFriends.
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Well, if we're talking most recently it would be filling out that stupid auto insurance rate quote thing just to get some damn rubies on TetrisFriends.
ladyiapetus: (Last Mimzy: Mimzy Mine)
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Deadliest Catch. No, I'm not kidding. The last few episodes of this season and the coverage of Capt. Phil's passing brought me to tears every time.
ladyiapetus: (Last Mimzy: Mimzy Mine)
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Deadliest Catch. No, I'm not kidding. The last few episodes of this season and the coverage of Capt. Phil's passing brought me to tears every time.
ladyiapetus: (Harpo Marx)
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Harpo Marx. Because the world needs more crazy, woman-chasing, harp playing pantomimists.
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Harpo Marx. Because the world needs more crazy, woman-chasing, harp playing pantomimists.
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It honestly depends on the movie. For example, The Secret of NIMH is my favorite animated movie of all time and there were a lot of changes when it was adapted from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, most notably the elevation of Jenner from unseen malcontent to major villain and, of course, the addition of Mrs. Brisby's magical amulet.

But you know what? It worked. And it was awesome. And quite honestly, I'll take the movie over the book any day.
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It honestly depends on the movie. For example, The Secret of NIMH is my favorite animated movie of all time and there were a lot of changes when it was adapted from Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, most notably the elevation of Jenner from unseen malcontent to major villain and, of course, the addition of Mrs. Brisby's magical amulet.

But you know what? It worked. And it was awesome. And quite honestly, I'll take the movie over the book any day.
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Well, being that I used to write it my answer would almost have to be that I love it. I just wish that I could write complete stories instead of merely the idea snippets I get these days.
ladyiapetus: (Nancy Drew: My First Heroine)
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Well, being that I used to write it my answer would almost have to be that I love it. I just wish that I could write complete stories instead of merely the idea snippets I get these days.
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"How to Behave Like a Decent Human Being 101". Topics that would be covered include manners (table manners, in public, etc), common courtesy, tolerance and respect.

Passing this course would be a requirement for graduation.
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"How to Behave Like a Decent Human Being 101". Topics that would be covered include manners (table manners, in public, etc), common courtesy, tolerance and respect.

Passing this course would be a requirement for graduation.
ladyiapetus: (Nancy Drew: Fire Dragon)
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My grandparents on my father's side, like any good grandparents, kept plenty of toys on-hand at their house for their grandchildren to play with, and most of them were hand-me downs from when my dad and his siblings were kids. Among the toys was a crocheted frog. For whatever reason, when I was really little that frog scared the bejeezus out of me.
ladyiapetus: (Nancy Drew: Fire Dragon)
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My grandparents on my father's side, like any good grandparents, kept plenty of toys on-hand at their house for their grandchildren to play with, and most of them were hand-me downs from when my dad and his siblings were kids. Among the toys was a crocheted frog. For whatever reason, when I was really little that frog scared the bejeezus out of me.
ladyiapetus: (Nancy Drew: My First Heroine)
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Now that I'm an adult with an income, I seem to be going through a second childhood because I'm collecting toys from the '80s that I either wanted but never got, or else had to give up when I got older; My Little Ponies, Strawberry Shortcake, Lady LovelyLocks, etc.

My favorite collection is my Care Bears one. I've been collecting Care Bears roughly since my sophomore or junior year of high school, when Mom and I began attending the Pec Thing twice a year. Some of my bears came from flea market stalls, but a lot of them were Christmas or birthday presents; my mom went on eBay and bid on Bears I didn't have. At the moment I have all of the '80s Bears but only a few of the Cousins, and it's been a while since I've added to my collection.

Hmm, maybe I'll pay eBay a visit after work...
ladyiapetus: (Nancy Drew: My First Heroine)
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Now that I'm an adult with an income, I seem to be going through a second childhood because I'm collecting toys from the '80s that I either wanted but never got, or else had to give up when I got older; My Little Ponies, Strawberry Shortcake, Lady LovelyLocks, etc.

My favorite collection is my Care Bears one. I've been collecting Care Bears roughly since my sophomore or junior year of high school, when Mom and I began attending the Pec Thing twice a year. Some of my bears came from flea market stalls, but a lot of them were Christmas or birthday presents; my mom went on eBay and bid on Bears I didn't have. At the moment I have all of the '80s Bears but only a few of the Cousins, and it's been a while since I've added to my collection.

Hmm, maybe I'll pay eBay a visit after work...
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Oh, I'd have to say every single Sesame Street song that's part of my Muppets playlist. C'mon, a twenty-eight year old woman still listening to Ernie and Bert and Big Bird? What's not embarrassing about that?
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Oh, I'd have to say every single Sesame Street song that's part of my Muppets playlist. C'mon, a twenty-eight year old woman still listening to Ernie and Bert and Big Bird? What's not embarrassing about that?
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My cellphone, purse, tyhroid meds and my Bible would be at the very top of the list, followed by my laptop. The remaining time would probably be spent helping Mom and Dad wrangle the cats.
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My cellphone, purse, tyhroid meds and my Bible would be at the very top of the list, followed by my laptop. The remaining time would probably be spent helping Mom and Dad wrangle the cats.
ladyiapetus: (Digimon: Digital Cutie)
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A Digimon, what else? I'm torn on which Digimon, though; most likely it would be an Impmon, Lunamon or Plotmon.
ladyiapetus: (Digimon: Digital Cutie)
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A Digimon, what else? I'm torn on which Digimon, though; most likely it would be an Impmon, Lunamon or Plotmon.
ladyiapetus: (Clue: Fate Worse Than Death)
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I don't know that it would qualify for "cult" status, but I would definitely have to say Clue.




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