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Ok, so recently, I've been thinking about the United States. As most of you will well know (cause you'd be idiots if you didn't), we Americans call ourselves...well...Americans. But really, "Americans" is one of the most generic names we could give ourselves. I mean, being an "American" means that you live or come from the Americas. As in North or South. The continents. I mean, we could call ourselves North Americans, and that wouldn't be too long, but the inherent problem with that is the fact that Mexicans and Canadians are North American, too. To get really silly, and long, we could call ourselves "United States of Americans"....but that just doesn't work. So we shorten it to just be Americans. And we move back to my original argument, hence creating a vicious loop from whence we cannot escape. Hehe.
And that get's me onto the point of the fact that our nations is called the "United States of America." I mean, were our "founding fathers" just long winded, or could they honestly not come up with a one-word name for our country. C'mon. Germany, Austria, France, Italy. I mean, I know in their own languages, those names are generally much longer. Like the Bundesrepublik auf Deutschland for Germany. But Austria is Österreich....although, I think those are two words put together....cause Reich means empire, but öster isn't translatable....I seem to be thinking that it has roots dealing with East (as in the direction), but I'm not sure... But anyway, tangent, So why couldn't we just have a one word country name. Then we'd be .....ans (or something like that). AND, dealing with the laziness of most "Americans", we never write the United States of America anyway. We write USA. Cause it's shorter and we can put it on our olympic uniforms and it looks all cool. So why haven't we gotten to the point that we just say that we are the country of Usa (pronounced OO-suh). Then we could all just be Usans (pronounced OO-sans) (or...in IPA... usænz). Now, wouldn't that just be better. Other people would appreciated (countries, that is) cause then it wouldn't seem like we were putting on airs all the time.

Ok...that was my two cents. Thank you for reading, and please donate all you can to the "Shawn has no job" fund. Much appreciated. :)

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But Dib's seen us before. And he knows where we live.
Zim: Ah yes, Dib. But that's different.
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Hey all...yes, I have not dropped off the face of the planet, I just lost my job. And being that I lost my routine, it's sorta hard to remember to do things, like update my live journal and all. But I'm fine...poor, and enjoying my time of not work, because what else could I do. I mean, I am looking for work, but there's no reason to be depressed about the fact that I'm not working. I just have to deal and move on (and find another job, but that's going slow cause of the holidays).

Anyway...I just wanted to post this. And say "YAY!! I miss my boy, but I get to see him again in 8 days!!!" Hehe.

And back by, if not popular demand, but the fact that I actually remembered it...we have:
Dream of the Day:
So, this dream is proof that if you read too much of one thing for a period of time, you're bound to have a dream about it. And, since all I've been reading for the past week and a half is Trinity, that's what this dream was.
So it started out with us making Trinity characters (Us being me and a bunch of people...I don't know who the other players were). We made our characters and then started to play. I was playing a 5'0" male electrokinetic (he's short). So, we were in this house (the characters, not the players) and we were searching down these ghost-like beings, but they were being all hostile. And it was getting hard to separate myself from my character. And this girl was hitting on me constantly, but I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was gay (this is one of the few dreams of mine in which I am myself). So I separated myself from the group and decided to go check upstairs. Although I knew that I was gonna get attacked, so I decided that then was a good time to finish filling out my character sheet with Aptitudes (for those of you who don't know Trinity, aptitudes are your psionic powers). I decided that a guy in my position wouldn't really care about being able to affect machines as much as being able to affect living things and light. So, there went the dots (this is also when I decided that I/He was short). So I went upstairs, and this is when the girl came and chastised me for updating my character sheet now. And there were clues all over the place that something was happening in the corn field. And the girl and I were really good friends, and she didn't like people putting gel in their hair, and that's what I used. And for some reason, I accidentally got too much gel, and I flung it around and at people I knew...sorta as an accident, sorta as a joke. This, by the way, was in the living room. And it was dark, and the toilet was in the kitchen. So we ended up in space, and I knew that two meteors had already tried to hit earth, but we took care of them. But as we were reentering the atmosphere, I saw a third meteor surrounded by debris. And we flew in really quickly, and I hightailed it to the bomb shelter we knew about. And the doc was already there, and about that time, I put together all of the clues that involved the doc and the meteor...something something. He had something to do with it hitting the earth, but I can't remember what. And the girl showed up in the shelter, but it wasn't the actual shelter, and we had to take the subway to get to it. So we got in, and it started going, and it reached topside. We saw then that the meteor had already hit in new yorks south harbor. But instead of it acting like a meteor hit, it was acting more like a volcanic eruption, and everyone was covered in ash, and the subway car started going cross road, and it left the tracks altogether, and I looked over at the rising plume of ash coming from the meteor crash site and saw that there was this HUGE alien ship just sitting in the air at an odd angle right next to it. And that was when my alarm clock went off.

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Doo doo doo doo Waffles!!!!!
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Well, this should end up being my last Live Journal entry from work at VNSNY. An end to an era, this is. This means I'll actually have to do my normal websearching etc. at home again....that's pissy.

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
We'll bring them back.
Blah blah blah...

:)

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Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye, Goodbye!! He's being eaten by a shark.
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    Elton John - The Circle of Life
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Well...it is official.
My last day here at VNS is Monday. And it's sad.
The woman I've been covering for is coming back from her maternity leave on Monday, and I'm here one day to catch her up, and then I'm off. I've called my temp agency, Headway, and they've put me back on the Available list starting Mon. It's so weird. I mean, I've been here for four months, and it's like another home (only I actually have to work here). Of course, no one here actually expects Nakia to stay, and they'd like me to get the job if she doesn't (unfortunately, stupid maternity guarantees her her job when she comes back ::Shakes fist::) Hehe.

Anyway....but the cool thing is that I'm gonna do this singing thing with Isaac and some other people, and we're getting paid for it. YAY!! I like getting paid to sing. WooHoo!!!

Daily Somnambulation (yes, I know I don't sleepwalk...I'm just calling it that cause we're taking a journey by exploring my dreams for the freakish things that they are...when I can remember them):
And, yet again, I can't remember....DAMN YOU NOT REMEMBERING!!!!

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Where are my walnuts?
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    Toys 'R' Us theme
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I'm joining the bandwagon:

1. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it.
2. Am I loveable?
3. How long have you known me?
4. When and how did we first meet?
5. What was your first impression?
6. Do you still think that way about me now?
7. What do you think my weakness is?
8. Do you think I'll get married?
9. What makes me happy?
10. What makes me sad?
11. What reminds you of me?
12. If you could give me anything what would it be?
13. How well do you know me?
14. When's the last time you saw me?
15. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
16. Do you think I could kill someone?
17. Describe me in one word.
18. Do you think our friendship is getting stronger/weaker/or staying the same?
19. Do you feel that you could talk to me about anything and I would listen?
20. Are you going to put this on your livejournal and see what I say about you?
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So, cute and interesting thing...I was walking toward the subway this morning, and this little kid (6 or 7) was walking with his father. And he (the kid) looked at me and said "Harry Potter scarf?" So cute.

And yet again, my alarm didn't go off...I think something's up. Either my stereo is acting up in the most annoying way, or I'm entirely sleeping through my alarm. And I'm waking up to Creed's Higher. Either prospect is annoying. So I just have to make sure that I set my actual alarm clock as well as my stereo, so that I'm guaranteed to wake up (we'd like to think).

So yeah...I wake up, and I think, "when's my alarm gonna go off?" And I look at my stereo, and it has the audacity to say 8:15 instead of some time before 7:20. Stupid stereo. So I wake up, and think, "Well shit, I'm gonna be late again." BUt I wasn't...HA!!! Take that you lateness gods!!! All I had to do was fix my hair (which, thankfully, wasn't the complete mess it usually is in the morning), brush my teeth (of course), and put on my clothes (they weren't even very rinkled, so all I ended up doing was sacrificing my will to the gods of static cling). After all that, I still got to work a few minutes before 9. KICKASS!!!!! I'm so good.

I miss my boy....I can't wait to see him next.

Dream of the Day:
Because of my annoyance at waking up late, I only have vague images left. I'm seeing vampires (watching Buffy every night before going to bed is finally affecting me), although not of the scary variety. More comical. And I'm getting this image of walking along a huge building. I'd really appreciate remembering more of my dreams again...BAH!!!

Gir Quote:
Duh! To make room for Tuna!
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    Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
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Its...uhh....Well....It's snowing. And it's snowing a decent amount (too bad the ground is still too warm). YAY!!! Snow is what makes winter fun. I wanna go skiing!!!

This weekend was lot's of fun, although my phone turned off, and my mom couldn't get ahold of me, and she was getting worried. But that's ok, cause I called her back once I found out.

And I spent the entire weekend with carlos....I had a great weekend.

YAY!!! SNOW!!!

Dream of the Day:
So it seems that I'm more likely to Dream of Buffy characters when I watch it right before I go to sleep. They were all there... And Dracula kept being an issue, and we couldn't kill him and all. That's about it. Also, it took forever for my alarm to go off today.

Gir Quote:
Your head smells like a puppy!!!
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    U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
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HAPPY DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING!!!!

So, we had the kickassest Thanksgiving amongst friends. Loads of food (and I really do mean loads....so much leftovers), and a kickassen good time. WOO-HOO!!!!

And now for the weekend. Which is obviously gonna be hugely good, because my boy is here, and I have him to entertain....hehe. Silly sod hasn't ever seen Moulin Rouge....that's gonna change. And I get to meet some of his New York friends too...yay!

And before I go, I have just one parting remark.....
ehem....
WHORES!!!
ALL OF YOU WHO AREN'T WORKING TODAY ARE WHORES!!!!!
(not that I'm bitter)

Dream of the Day:
Yet again, no remembered dream. But it isn't my fault. It's cause I only got three and a half hours of sleep, and when I woke up, my dream just dissolved into nothingness. Ok, well, I guess it WAS my fault for not going to bed till between three and three thirty, but I wanted to watch some episodes of Buffy: 4th season before I went to bed, and I didn't get home til about 1.

Gir Quote:
WHYYYYYYY!!!!! Bye-bye, Piggy. I loveded you Piggy! I LOVEDED YOU-HOO-HOO!!!!!
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    JS Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor (techno remix)