H2G2 Best Bang Since the Big Baang!

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After a bit of a great start, I noticed this isn't exactly a kicking community. I don't know if it is because I've been absent for long stretches of time (I am the creator of this particular community on LJ) or if it is just because people fell off of the bandwagon, or other reasons I couldn't fathom at the moment.

So, I'm curious -- what other Primal/Paleo/Caveman/Whatever forums or communities do you frequent? I like to read the forums on Mark's Daily Apple, when I remember to. I think that's about it.

I know I keep SAYING it, but I'm going to try to draft my "plan of attack" tonight/tomorrow. Both me and my husband would like to now tone/muscle up. We also want to get more strict with the way we've been eating as well as finally start using our gym membership.

How often do you work out? I couldn't do it on a "normal" weekly basis, since my work schedule rotates every 5 days as opposed to 7. I was thinking of going to the gym to use their free weights and I could possibly go 2 out of every 5 days if I wanted to stick to a more normal schedule. If I only did it once every five days that could possibly work...Meh.

I've been doing a lot lately...Mainly online. The reason I was neglecting this community is because I got back into making cartoon dolls; it's sort of like pixel art. It's a trend which started on The Palace Chat software servers, back in 1997 or thereabouts. I helped bring the trend over to the internet in general (I'm sort of known for it XD har har!). Anyhoo so I started creating a Palace chat server again (Palace is a 2-d graphical chat where you can wear avatars to represent you while chatting) as well as working on my old website (http://ver.rubberhouse.net). So...Yeah. Busy!
H2G2 Best Bang Since the Big Baang!

Palace

So on a whim I downloaded a new version of Palace software to check it out.  Oddly enough, I've done this every so often -- though this time around it looks as though some real developers got interested in it.  It's apparently not being developed commercially or anything, just by other people who like Palace.  The one thing that really strikes me is the fact that dolls/sk8er avs are no longer the normal avatar you see being worn at Avatar Palace.

And I'm going to guess the vast majority of you reading this won't understand this but I'll say it anyways.  Avatar Palace merged with Balamb Garden server and now it's just regular pictures being worn.  I don't understand!  Where did the doll/sk8er avatar makers go?  I mean I know Palace isn't mainstream at all or anything, but mainly people used it for the "dolls" and the creation of them.

Anyhoo, I did find a neat Palace named Darling Dollz (server is darlingdollz.epalaces.com:9998 if you want to connect via Palace chatting client) that does in fact have what you and I know as dolls.  In fact, I've even found some of mine mixed in the rooms :>

In fact I emailed the owner named Violablu, asking in general about Palace and dolls, and got a response from her the very next day.  It's nice because she remembered me because of my dolling website.  

Meh.  All the dolling forums and websites I knew and loved are gone, or haven't been updated in years (much like my site!).  Boo. Guess it's time to start touring around again.
H2G2 Best Bang Since the Big Baang!

Birthday :) 30 years old!

And truth be told, I don't feel like I'm 30.  Hell, I don't even feel like a fully-fledged adult yet.  But that's OK.  Had my birthday party(s) and it was good.  Wasn't great, considering I invited about 60 people in all (mostly Rocky Horror cast member/previous cast members) and I didn't have many people show up.  I think the "bummed" part mainly stems from the fact that I bought a massive amount of food and drink and now I still have some leftover.  I think there were maybe 10 people at my 4pm party and 15 at my after Rocky Horror party.

It was still good fun though.  We got a keg of Woodchuck hard cider in addition to a limited amount of spirits.  Mr. Ed Lipinski also brought over 4 other bottles of vodka lol barely anything was drunk.  Anyhoo it was nice that I didn't have to perform at Rocky.  There was a new guy that performed as Frank.  I did however do Trixie and that was an experience.  I was so nervous!  I never get nervous for Frank but then again I perform as Frank all the time.

Well.  I totally broke my diet and ate all sorts of crap -- tomorrow I'll be better :)
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Hi there!

I've been posting a lot in my "paleo_living" community but not so much here...Sorry I suppose, for anyone that actually reads this blog :)  Now that I'm here I don't have much to say...So, see ya later!
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Rocky Horror in NWI

So as we all know I perform with a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast, Help Me Mommy, in NWI.  We are the only cast in Indiana (that I know of) and there are two casts in the Chicago area - Complely Crazy and Midnight Madness.  However, they are both monthly shows only whereas we've been able to pull off weekly shows since the new cast has been around (and same for our old cast, the Pink Invaders).  I think that's really cool in and of itself.  There are maybe 10 casts nation-wide that can say they perform on a weekly basis.

Why do I like continuing to be involved in Rocky Horror?  I find myself wondering, and it is a rather difficult question to answer.  The people involved in the show are younger - I'd wager a good 3/4 of them are all in the 17-22 year old range.  Not that that is a particularly large age gap, but sometimes with the drama that goes on, I can see why I don't "hang out" with a few people on a regular basis.  But, I'm a deviant, and I think most people who not only attend Rocky on a weekly basis, but who are in a cast, are in some way or another.  I was never in theater as a kid, and I was never popular; however I was never bullied or teased much either, even though I was in the somewhat of a dork/goth/nerd catagory.  I guess Lake Central High School was just so large, everyone had their own social groups and it was very hard to make fun of someone without repercussions.

I guess because I don't have very many friends, going to, or performing in, a Rocky Horror Picture Show is a guaranteed party for me.  It's a way to interact with society and "be myself".  I can be strange. I can be sexy.  I can be me, and have a lot of fun doing it.

So, I've been thinking of purchasing some "Zumba" dvd's.  lol.  I HATE aerobics, mainly because they are petetitive stuff.  But someone where I can learn to dance (I have no rythem though) might be better.  I also thought it would be a hilarious thing, to take a pole-dancing class!  I should really take something at the gym we have memberships at -- they have classes almost every day of the week and you just basically walk in and join in, there are no prerequisites, which is cool, but they just need to be taken advantage of.
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Alienware

So, I was all uber-excited to order and be getting an Alienware computer.  It's a brand of computer that I've wanted for years, and what with my job now I can afford one.  I got an m17x R3 laptop and it's pretty awesome -- excepting its been getting the blue screen of death.  Four times now, I believe, and I don't personally know why but I've shown the event logs to others (online) and they believe it to be a driver issue.  I'm getting advice such as to update all drivers and if that doesn't fix it, just reinstall Windows 7.  I have not contacted Dell's technical support yet.  My problem with this is I've only had the thing for a bit over two weeks, and this was a newly made computer, so why the fuck should it be having problems?  Ugh, things can never be easy.  I bought my brother a refurbished m14x R3 and he isn't having any problems.  I have the codes on the computer but when it blue screens, it's just usually when I'm surfing the web.  It says "driver state power failure" not necessarily in that order but it is what I remember.  It only happened once while playing World of Warcraft.

Planning on making a Paleo menu for a whole week, and then sticking to it for said week.  The last time I ate "Paleo" for one week, I dropped 7 pounds in about that time.  Then of course we went on vacation to the RHPS convention in Atlantic City and I think the only vegetables I ate there were potatoes (in the form of french fries).

I'd really like to go down in weight.  Mainly so I could dress like Lady Gaga :P  Just kidding!  Though we ARE the same height...She's a shortie!

Also, our "anniversary" night is tonight for Help Me Mommy!  Very excited -- I'm performing Whipping scene and Floorshow!  I may have to find new fishnets to wear tonight.  Ohh, and how I wish I had as big of a Fluffy as Frank has...
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 paleo_living is a community I started where I (and perhaps even my husband!) will start posting about eating a Paleo "diet".  I think that is a terrible thing, to call it a diet...Because really it will be a change in eating, a permanent one.  I decided to create a new one since all the Paleo/Slow Carb sort of communities I've found on LJ seem dead, or at least haven't been updated by anyone in a looong time.  Of course if anyone knows any that are still alive, please feel free to link it!
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I am SO tired.

While this trip to Grand Rapids is sooo much easier than the Port Huron trip, it's still quite sucky when it is late. Plus, my other train trip I basically worked 24 hours straight because we were late going to Pontiac and late getting back to Chicago, with only about a half hour in between coming and going again.

Seriously contemplating calling off my next Pontiac trip, I just feel like I need more than two days off. I wish I could last until my next week of vacation, which is in the earlier part of August...But still. I need to save my sanity a bit XD Or perhaps I should work my Pontaic trip and call off the GR trip...That way I'd have four days off in between work days. Hmm, something to think about at any rate.

I found a very neat website while perusing LJ -- http://www.dayzeroproject.com/ I started my own list though not really on the website. Just on my own computer. Probably going to continue adding to it, though I'm not sure how many I have at the moment, and then I'll post my own list.

I also got the "new" power cord in the mail yesterday for my netbook. It seems to be charging now, so I'm guessing I was right in assuming that was where the problem lay with the not-powering-up issue.

I get to see my nephew today! Well, maybe. My water brother asked if he could stop by, and possibly with Kristin and Carson yay! He really wants his new computer :) I liked my Alienware so much and he was jealous so I told him I'd buy him one, too. Where I got a new m17x r3 laptop, I bought my broham a m14x r3 laptop from the Outlet section of dell.com.

I really, really like my new laptop! The only drawback to owning it is that I can't take it to work with me! I mean, physically I could -- they say it is 12 pounds but it doesn't feel like it. But that sucker would get stolen as soon as I went to the bathroom or something, ha ha. I don't want to take that chance. I had contemplated getting myself one of the m14s or m11s but nah, maybe once what I have now dies I'll do that. Oh, and it really wouldn't be good for playing on while outside in the full sun. Seems as though the screen is completely encased in glass and the glare is quite bad.

Oh, and I had "VERIRIA" etched onto the little plate they put on their laptops :) Other than their awesome looks, it plays World of Warcraft spectacularly as well!
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Visions

...Of a Lady Gaga pre-show for Rocky Horror are going through my head XD Based off of the "Born This Way" music video.

Seriously, I really like Lady Gaga.

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