Awesome. I've reg'd for Youma, I've booked a room for Youma, and I've ordered some outfits to wear at Youma. I'm so ready for this, yet it may all be for naught, as I don't think I'll be able to afford to pay for the hotel room without some help, and there is no way in hell that I'm commuting from my house to downtown Detroit every day, as that would mean no drinking, and what's a con without drinking?
So, I pose this to you, my lj friends, anyone looking for a place to sleep at Youmacon? As of right now, it's just me in the room, which is a double, so I've got 3 to 4 spots open. The 4th spot is conditional, I'm not going to outright say fuck you to having a 5th person in the room, but I don't want so many people (and their stuff) in the room that it gets too crowded, been there, done that, not doing it again.
Let me know if you're interested, as I really do want to go, and I really don't want to have to look for people on the Youma forums.
I so totally name my cars. My current car is the Tardis, with a plate to go with it. My last car was Okura. The one before that was Gara. My truck was Candy. My first car didn't have a name, unless you count Piece of Shit as a name.
A question like this shouldn't be about age, it's about maturity levels. I'm cool with all the kids out there that decided that, oh hey, they're kids. A question like this is about the minority that ruin it for everyone else by deciding that they need to be grown, like, right now. They're the ones that do everything they can to appear older instead of enjoying the freedom that comes with being young. That lie on forms so they can access the adult content, only to add nothing relevant to whatever conversation they decide to join. To tell you how much you're 'doing it wrong,' even they have no idea what doing it right is.
Those are the ones that need to get the fuck off my lawn before I beat them with whichever of my canes comes easiest to hand.
So, in all honesty, no, I don't think there should be an age limit on LJ and other social networking sites. I do, however, think there needs to be a maturity limit on them.
When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
'The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.
'The sand is everything else---the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
'Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.'
'The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.'
For the holidays, I wanted to make sure you all had my recipe for my FAMOUS tequila Christmas cookies. Happy Holidays!
Tequila Christmas Cookies
1 cup of water 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup of sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 cup of brown sugar 1 tbsp.. lemon juice 4 large eggs 1 cup nuts 2 cups of dried fruit 1 bottle tequila
Sample the tequila in a large glass to check quality. Take a large bowl, and check the tequila again, to be sure it is of the highest quality. Pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl... Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point, it¹s best to make sure the tequila is still OK, so, try another cup. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit and the damn cup off the floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don¹t forget to beat off the turner. Put the bowl through the window, finish off the booze and make sure to put the dirty stove in the dishwasher.