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(LJ Knows Everything)

Yesterday on campus I noticed on the columns supporting the Math building, someone had chalked a symbol on each column. It looked like a V and an O superimposed.

This morning, I noticed the same symbol on the limestone trim around the doors to the Physics building. There was also a Buildings and Grounds department crew investigating it. When I got settled in my office today, in the daily campus news e-mail was a letter from the university president condemning some "very offensive graffiti painted on a tree trunk and chalked onto several campus buildings" and mentioning it had been removed. The symbols I saw on the physics building this morning were, in fact, gone when I passed by to leave this afternoon.

Anyone know what a superimposed V and O represents? I thought, based on the timing of me first seeing it the day after the election, it was something to do with that. Toni suggested it might be a gang symbol of some sort. Googling for what the symbol is was futile. The Googles do nothing. ;-)

[Edit: Got my answer. Apparently, as I was unaware, it was a symbol for anarchy used in V for Vendetta. So it probably was political. Probably some idiot undergrads thinking they were funny. Jerks.]
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Would you....

1. give me your number?
2. let me hug you?
3. let me kiss you?
4. watch a movie with me...even a really sappy one
5. let me take you out to dinner?
6. drive me somewhere/anywhere?
7. take a shower with me?
8. have a fling with me?
9. have not-just-a-fling with me?
10. listen to me if I called you crying?
11. ...even if you were out with all of your friends?
12. buy me a drink if I didn't have money?
13. take me home for the night?
14. let me sleep in your bed?
15. sing karaoke w/me?
16. sit in the doctors office with me because I didn't want to go alone?
17. re-post this for me to answer your questions?
18. come pick me up at 3am because my car ran out of gas in the middle of nowhere?
19. cry if I died?
20. dance with me?
21. sing happy birthday to me?
22. take advantage of me if I was drunk?
23. strip for me?
24. cook for me?
25. keep my secrets?*

(*barring mandatory-reporting situations, imminent risk to life and limb, etc.)

All answers are screened...


Nov. 21st, 2006 08:46 pm
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(From [livejournal.com profile] britgeekgrrl and elsewhere.)

Online journals are little filters that we each see every one else's lives through, the parts others choose to share with us. That said, we all think we are close, but really we seldom know a lot about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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I like this one...

1. How many hours do you normally sleep at night?

Between 6-1/2 and 9. I wake up a few times during the night, as I sleep very lightly. Also, I seem to have trouble the next day if I get less than 8 hours and/or if I sleep past 8:00am no matter how late I went to bed.

2. Do you wish you had more time to sleep? Or do you wish that you slept less?

I really wish I could get by with less sometimes. I think once I'm back in school, I (hopefully) may readjust to needing less again.

3. Do you like sleeping?

No. I like not feeling sleepy or tired, though. Lately (in the last couple of weeks), with my sinus problems, I've had trouble finding a comfortable sleeping position that keeps my face and head from hurting the whole next day. That has led to a problem of sleeping with my left arm in an uncomfortable position and it has been stiff and sore lately.

4. What is the longest continuous period that you have spent awake? Why did you do it?

It was for about 36 hours. Last time I was in grad school, we had an assignment we received on a Friday evening and had to give group presentations on it starting Saturday morning. On the hour commute home from Ball State late that Saturday afternoon when it was all over, I don't remember the drive. Pulling into the driveway, I thought, "Ugh. I just drove an hour and don't remember doing it." Eep.

5. If you were offered the chance to eliminate sleep from your life, with absolutely no negative physical or psychological side effects, would you take it? Why or why not? What if this chance was only possible for you, and not for any of your friends or family, or society at large?

Where do I sign up? I would love to be able to go without sleep - I could use the time to do so much more, even passive activities like reading.
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That is, unless anyone has a better suggestion.

I have this several-page application for another fellowship through the American Meteorological Society. It's an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document. There are spaces for writing essay answers to a few questions, and the instructions indicate to use the space provided, not a separate sheet. I don't have access to a typewriter, and no Word doc or similar version is available. I have the full version of Acrobat, but adding large chunks of text to an existing document doesn't seem to work very well. Exporting from Acrobat to a Word doc version completely mucks up the formatting. I just had a brainstorm and tried to open the PDF in Adobe InDesign (the successor to PageMaker) - no go. Won't even read it.

So, I thought, just for the hell of it, to try to open it in PhotoShop CS. It worked! I have to throw a new layer of white underneath each page as the white of the paper is imported into PS as transparent, but that's easily done. One thing I don't like, though, is that, when I print from there, the existing text looks fuzzy. I tried importing at 72 dpi and 300 dpi and it didn't seem to make a difference - PS must import the text as rasterized rather than as vectors. If I have to do it this way, though, at least my own text that I add in PS will be sharp.

Anyone have any alternative suggestions?


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