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Melody
29 March 2010 @ 09:39 am
So just over a week ago now, I went live with the latest version of liquidstar.org. I've been updating regularly there, and I intend to continue doing so. With a heck of a lot more time to myself lately, I've needed an outlet for all the thinking I do, and getting back into blogging seemed the way to go.

I'm not sure how to approach this journal in that respect, though, as I'd like to keep it current for anyone that still reads, but I don't want to necessarily cross-post, and I don't think I'll feel the desire to write about anything here that I wouldn't just write about at liquidstar. There is always the liquidstar_feed account for those of you that would like to follow the RSS straight up, but still...

Along those lines, a poll:
Poll #1544359 What to do about journal vs. liquidstar?

How would you like me to handle the journal vs. liquidstar issue?

Flat-out cross-post entire entries in your journal from liquidstar, but still let me comment on the entries here if I want
1(50.0%)
Flat-out cross-post entire entries in your journal from liquidstar, and you can disable comments here since I'll leave one there if I have anything to say
0(0.0%)
Cross-post links in your journal to the entries at liquidstar, but still let me comment on the entries here if I want
0(0.0%)
Cross-post links in your journal to the entries at liquidstar, and you can disable comments here since I'll leave one there if I have anything to say
1(50.0%)
Leave your journal alone and let the liquidstar_feed do it's job, I'll see the RSS on my friends page
0(0.0%)


If you have any other ideas or anything else to add, comment away!
 
 
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Melody
27 February 2007 @ 07:21 am
R.I.P. Paolo "Miracle Ham" Fassino
August 3, 2005 - February 27, 2007


You can without a doubt never be replaced, Little Ham. I have never in my life met a dwarf hamster so eager to be held, pet, and played with. In all your days with me, you never bit or attacked anyone, even if they woke you from a deep sleep. All you ever wanted to do was run and explore and enjoy your little hamster life as much as you could.

I honestly didn't expect to see you like this today. After surviving suicide jumps, an underfoot accident, and last week a mild stroke, I felt like you could cheat death much longer than you did.

I'm glad you didn't suffer. Even with a weakened body, you still ran around like the crazy, playful, excitable ham you've always been the past week, up until just a couple of hours ago.

I'll deeply miss you, buddy. And I hope you have plenty of friends to say "OMGHI!!" to wherever you are now.

<3 :'(
 
 
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Melody
05 October 2006 @ 01:37 pm
He's survived. Against all odds, two days after being stepped on, he was running in his wheel as though nothing out-of-the-ordinary had happened at all. He seems to have healed up a little stiffly--his back is always bent now in a way it wasn't before, but he's alive, he's happy, he's a little slower, but he's still the same little Paolo inside, my tiny, friendly hamster.

As a complication of his injuries, he seems to have developed a lung infection, but he was seen by the vet for an antibiotic injection yesterday, and now we're just waiting on the arrival of hamster-safe antibiotics I can take home to syringe-feed him. A minor setback to his recovery that shouldn't be a problem since it's being handled properly.

I was so worried about him, so full of hatred for myself at what I did. Now he's running around, curious and cute as ever. <3 my little miracle ham.
 
 
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Melody
30 June 2006 @ 07:10 am
I just did a very thorough friends list sorting. For quite some time, keeping up with my friends page has become lower and lower on my priority list, and now with most of my Internet access comprised of a dial-up connection, it's become even more insignificant on my list of things to do when I'm connected. I feel bad about skimming and skipping all of the time, so I had to reduce the number of entries I'm seeing on it.

For that reason and the fact that I want to limit my friends list to as few people as possible for closeness reasons, I've removed a lot of people. It's nothing personal against any of you--none of you have done anything to become untrustworthy or uninteresting, I just feel that we've grown apart or that we were never all that close on a personal level to begin with.

I hope none of those I've removed are offended, and feel free to stop by now and again to let me know how you're doing--I'm certainly not opposed to little, "Hi, how are you?"s, but I just don't have the time or resources to keep up with a lot of different people's lives anymore.

Stata buon, all of you. :]
 
 
Melody
01 April 2006 @ 11:29 am
R.I.P. PM "Bunny" Fassino
July 31, 2000 - April 1, 2006


I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful little animal friend for the past five-and-a-half years. You were the friendliest, most personality-filled rabbit I've ever known. There wasn't a single person who met you and didn't love you. You've left behind a family that will sorely miss you the rest of their lives, but whatever greater power there may be felt it was your time to leave us.

I love you, Bunny. I know you're in a happy place because you don't deserve any less than the best.

<3 :'(
 
 
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Melody
22 June 2005 @ 09:38 am
I just did a thorough reorganization of my friends list, and I removed a lot of people. I'd posted a poll in my journal earlier in the week, and if you didn't respond, it's highly likely I took you off my friends list. My friends list was getting to be too much for me to handle, and I didn't see a reason to keep someone on if they aren't interested in keeping up with me anyway.

If you actually do keep up with my journal, though, and just didn't respond to the poll, comment here.
 
 
Melody
18 June 2004 @ 01:28 pm
I've just spent the past couple of days working with Bonnie on setting up a new project at her domain that we're both adminning. It's a health discussion forum I'd been thinking about starting and was finally pushed to really bring it into fruition when a couple of people posted entries about getting in better shape the other day. If you're interested in participating or even just checking it out, please pay a visit to Lifestyles. :D

(BTW, there isn't much there yet along the lines of discussion, so feel free to start up some topics to help us get this community going! :])
 
 
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Melody
04 June 2004 @ 03:17 pm
I've just uploaded around 30 new photos to my gallery. There are a lot of pretty photos of flowers from around the SBU campus, if you like that sort of thing. :)
 
 
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Current Music: Jason Mraz - Dream Life of Rand McNally
 
 
Melody
29 May 2004 @ 12:29 am
I was just being curious, and I found out that there's someone I don't know watching liquidstar_feed, so I wanted to give it a couple of plugs. I don't update it all that often, since it's not like a regular blog or journal to me, but add it if you're interested in seeing excerpts of and links to the updates on your friends pages. :)

Sorry to the lovely two people who already watch it and my journal, since you'll be seeing entries about this twice. :x
 
 
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Melody
11 April 2004 @ 02:31 pm
This came up yesterday while I was at Yale, and I'm really curious if I'm the only one who pronounces this word the way I do, as seems to be the case after yesterday's conversation...

Poll #277161 Sherbet Pronunciation

How do you pronounce the word "sherbet"?

sher-bet
22(21.8%)
sher-bit
10(9.9%)
sher-bert
59(58.4%)
sher-bay
4(4.0%)
other (see next question)
6(5.9%)

If you chose "other" for your response to the previous question, try as best as you can to explain how you pronounce it here.

 
 
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