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Musings of the Mistaken Zygote
traeonna
Yeah, it's been a long time since I made a snowman, woman, person...I decided on a whim (after many hours of being outside, in the cold-ass snow) to make one. I made a snow woman...kinda Victorian-ish, because I wanted to kinda make a bustle. Behold! Trae's attempt at snow art.



And obligatory photo of myself and my creation...wearing my beloved's coat, my muddin' boots, and freezing my ass off!

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So after brunch we decided to go out and make a snow fort. It was supposed to be a project for the three of us, but after brunch we all took a nap and well SOME of us just wouldn't wake up (that would be my beloved). D-chan and I headed out and started making the fort. Dad (mine, not D-chan's) joined us when he got home from work. Hours later...

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OMG! NO PANTS! I SO love the reactions.

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All replies are screened (so replies are not public, only this post is public).

I'm "cleaning" all of my lists (LJ, IMs, etc.) because they've become unmanageable again. I have no idea who half of these usernames are and I don't like that fact. Those who know me well enough know that I have a terrible memory...so do not take it personally if I simply cannot make the connection. I feel it's time to clear out everything and start new. Yeah, I tend to do this every so many years. But I digress...

Please take a moment to remind me of who you are (or how I might know you). If you have multiple usernames/journals...please inform me if any of these are now no longer in use so that I may remove them and keep only active journals. Below is the most current "friends" list.

amy_the_yu, annepackrat, area51pants, arekuchan, aya_blue, banzchan, bwb_archive, chibik3r0, chrisfixedkitty, darkmonkey2021, dianabunny, dji, dmcunningham, dragnmstrtorama, fionawhite, frogntoad, gsv2, happinesstheory, jlui38, katsue_fox, kaze_no_kaigan, kiriki, loraleibunny, mandy081181, masked_owl, natastic, nikolain, pennypaperbrain, prismkitty, saiyengirl, sayonarasolitia, seethatkellygrl, shiro_hikaru, shuppie, skydancerlilitu, takucyberwolf, talianthala, tartlet, the_king_sinner, thereallink, ulbh, vaysh, voltz, wisp001, writerz_bloc, blackwingedboy, boldest, brynja_nocturna, darksumomo, denerose, hemuloki_sama, lunaladyoflight, marie_toadstool, rbq, s2c, sammaelhain, sayonara_solita, waynekaa

I appreciate you helping me out with this.

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Guitar Hero 3 Wii version sells for $9,100 on eBay
by Blake Snow | 12/11/2007 | 10:03:27 AM PST

On disgruntled father got more than he bargained for If final auction numbers are to be believed.

A Canadian man claims to have recently caught his 15 year-old son smoking pot in the backyard with two of his "delinquent friends." As penance for the boy's misdeeds, the father listed for sale what he called the "Holy Grail" of unopened Christmas gifts, Guitar Hero III for Wii.

"I am now finding it hard to justify rewarding him with this gift after he so greatly disappointed me," writes the brooding parent on his Ebay listing page. "I know smoking a joint isn't the end of the world, but if you can convince me that he deserves the gift, then I will end the auction."

Consequently, the $90 game sold for $9,100.01 to an Australian buyer. Apparently, the majority of people sided with the dad.

Highly profile Ebay auctions are often purchased for abnormally high prices by buyers seeking publicity.

"I am still considering getting him a game for his Nintendo," adds k_lid, the seller. "Maybe something like Barbie the Island Princess or Dancing With the Stars."


So, there's a link to the Ebay auction included as well. I have to say, I think it was a pretty interesting "punishment." Sometimes you've got to get creative. I don't know if I ever posted about it, but recently my son was caught cheating on a spelling test. He wrote one of the challenge words, December, on his pants before the test. Needless to day, I was a bit disappointed. My kid is smart, I know this, but he does make really stupid decisions sometimes. To make matters worse, when he was called down to the office regarding this, he pitched such a fit because he knew what he did was wrong and just doesn't know how to cope with facing that fact, that he ended up smacking himself in the face...causing a huge nosebleed. Yeah, so when he got home, he had to think of three punishments...one for each offense: cheating, damaging his clothing, self injury. His punishments that he chose were: cannot go and play in the snow all weekend (which sucked, because my Dad was going to help him build stuff), he could not use the TV (including video games) for a week, and he could not have snacks for a week (oh, that one really sucked for him). Well, anyhow...he stuck to the punishments well and even had to remind my Dad and Mom a few times that he couldn't watch TV or eat snacks. He's an honest kid for the most part and I think that's why I was so sad when I found out he cheated. It was so not like him. He couldn't tell me why he did it either. He just kept saying, "I made a bad decision, Mom." Ahhh, child rearing...it's scary.

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I'm bummed. My aunt and cousin both can't do the annual cookie bake-a-thon like we usually do. Don't worry, I'm still making cookies, but probably not as many varieties. What is everyone's favourite that you've had of mine over the last few years? I'll try to make a batch of each of the ones everyone likes.

Speaking of cookie making, I was wondering if anyone wanted to one night have a cookie baking night somewhere...like the Channukah (pronounced cha-NOO-kah ... those who've heard the story get the joke) cookies. No worries if you don't know how to bake or are bad at it...I'll find things for everyone that people can handle. :) I thought it might be fun. Anyhow, if you'd be interested, let's try to get something set up. I try to have all the cookies made by the 19th so I can hand them out during Midwinter and other winter holiday festivities.

I know, not much notice, but I just found out about the cancellation. :(

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So I finally sat down and updated Trae's Workshop, DeviantART, Cosplay.com (for both myself and D-chan), and even MySpace. Still need to get the photos of Optimism that we took at 577 up...well, that would require getting copies of those first, I suppose.

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D-chan is one of the few cosplayers included in the back of the Avatar special edition Nick Mag. Yeah, he rocks...he's in the Table of Contents. Photo credits go to Jen (prismkitty). Here's some scans if you haven't already seen it!



The Princess Yue is really cute. I wish I could see the rest of her costume. More girl Zukos. Where are the hot boy Zukos?

EDIT: He wanted a cosplay.com account, so check Chibi D-chan out!

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It's sad, but I had to let her go. I was never going to wear her again. I got my cost back, so that's good. I'm still selling Moegi, Hanajima, and Moonlight Knight.

Moegi [Naruto] - $75.00 Or Best Offer {eBay #160168810377}
Hanajima Saki [Fruits Basket] - $70.00 Or Best Offer {eBay #160168811275}
Moonlight Knight [Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon R] - $25.00 Or Best Offer

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Best Offers Accepted Before First Bid Placed!


Robin Sena - Witch Hunter RobinRobin Sena - Witch Hunter Robin

Robin Sena - Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin Sena Cosplay Costume Anime Manga (eBay: 160167036009)

Starting Bid: $150.00 Buy It Now: $175.00


Hanajima Saki - Fruits BasketHanajima Saki - Fruits Basket

Hanajima Saki - Fruits Basket

Hanajima Saki Fruits Basket Cosplay Costume Anime Manga (eBay: 160167041285)

Starting Bid: $55.00 Buy It Now: $75.00


Moegi - Naruto

Moegi - Naruto

Moegi Naruto Cosplay Costume Anime Manga Konoha Ninja (eBay: 160167036931)

Starting Bid: $50.00 Buy It Now: $95.00


Moonlight / Tsukikage Knight - Pretty / Bishoujo Soldier / Senshi Sailor Moon R

Moonlight/Tsukikage Knight - Pretty/Bishoujo Soldier/Senshi Sailor Moon R

Moonlight Tsukikage Knight Sailor Moon Cosplay Costume (eBay: 160167037096)


Starting Bid: $20.00 Buy It Now: $25.00


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