Whoa! [livejournal.com profile] kadyg's 35 today!

How the hell did that happen so quickly?

You know what 35 means, don't you? You can no longer say you're in your early 30s!

Happy Birthday, Kady-Kat!
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( Aug. 8th, 2008 11:53 pm)
Thanks to Kevin ( [livejournal.com profile] teledildonix ) and DVR, I now have a new set of clothes to wear to job interviews!

Kevin drove me down to Lynnwood today to go to the big and tall mens' store, and DVR gave me a voucher for $350 to buy an outfit to wear while job hunting.

Kevin helped me pick out 2 shirts, 2 pairs of dress slacks, dress shoes, dress socks, a belt, and underwear. The jacket I already had, and [livejournal.com profile] kadyg helped me pick out the tie a couple of years ago when I was temping for Manpower. The sunglasses were a gift from Rick Ruben.

Yes, my friends dress me... and considering what I wear most of the time, this is a good thing.

I look good!

Hagrid's New Clothes.
Photo by Kris Burger

Last night my hometown, Manhattan, Kansas, got hammered by a tornado. ( News thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kadyg )

Yes, yes, I know, this is Kansas we're talking about, what's the big deal? But Manhattan sits in a geographical oddity in Kansas: a river valley in the Flint Hills (which is the only geographically exciting pat of Kansas). The surrounding hills usually protect the town from the worst of Kansas weather. In Manhattan, tornadoes are rare.

Last night, though, a tornado ripped through town and slammed into the campus of my old school, Kansas State University. There don't appear to be any serious injuries in Manhattan (though there were deaths when the twister went through the nearby town of Chapman), but the K-State campus, where I went to school for many, many years (earning the degree I am finishing today at WWU, as chance would have it!) took the brunt of the storm.

Looks like the tornado destroyed and damaged some buildings on the northwest side of campus. Classes are cancelled, and details are sketchy, because they are still picking up the pieces this morning.

As I mentioned, Manhattan is my hometown (I love to fuck with New Yorkers with this fact), and I have spent 1/4 of my life there. Fortunately, I don't have any relatives left in "The Little Apple" -- they have all long since moved away -- but I have lots of friends and acquaintances in the area, and several people on my LJ friends list ([livejournal.com profile] kadyg,[livejournal.com profile] kcfairy,[livejournal.com profile] genetikayos,[livejournal.com profile] redhatguy) are friends I met and got to know during my years in Manhattan.
kevyn: (Default)
( Feb. 28th, 2008 06:09 am)
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] kadyg!
Happy Birthday to you!

34, eh? Damn you're getting old!
It's rare that I'm truly impressed with the quality of writing in Seattle's alternative weekly newspaper, The Stranger, but the cover feature this past week really hit home. Megan Seling wrote a powerful piece about baking cookies to deal with winter depression, titled, "The Long Winter". It's a very enlightening look at depression from the point of view of someone who has to deal with it, and the Seattle/Everett setting makes it all the more real. And the writing style kind of reminds me of my friend [livejournal.com profile] kadyg: wry and sardonic and very wise. (That's a compliment, Kady!)

But what's most interesting is... lately, I've been thinking about baking cookies.

Seriously. (For proof, see this comment I made in my friend [livejournal.com profile] kennapea's journal on Nov. 26th)

Click for more about cookies! )
kevyn: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2007 09:30 am)
This weekend, [livejournal.com profile] baxil put up a link to this panel from an old Batman comic book. It's funny -- and really sexist -- and he asked for someone to make it into a LJ icon. So I obliged!

Here's what I came up with:

(And just because I could, I used the font Comic Sans for the text in the word balloons. Neener neener, Kady!)

Feel free to use it if you want, just give me credit.
Click here to see the full-size animated gif I used to create the LJ icon. )


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