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Apparently an ancient and long-forgotten account of mine was part of the recent yahoo security breach. If you've received anything from "" it is totally spam and should be deleted.

But on the other hand...

So, my check engine light came on and the car started idling sort of rough. After a modest amount of hassle, I managed to get it in to the shop, where they told me that it was very minor (idle air control motor needed cleaning), and in fact didn't charge me at all to fix it. So, great, right? That worked well enough for a little while, but then the light came back on and the rough idling started up again. I figured I'd take it in over the weekend, but then on friday it wouldn't start. Doh. So I had it towed back to the shop. In theory, they would have it ready by Sunday.

And then on Saturday I get a call. Apparently, somebody drove off the road, on to the lot, and right in to my car. Probably totaled, but they're having their insurance people look at it today.

Also last week, I got a letter from the police. Apparently, somebody called code enforcement about a tree in my yard that is leaning (and has been since before I moved in, four or five years ago). Long story short, there are two trees in my yard that need to come down, with a deadline of 5 days before I received the notice. O_o When I called the number, apparently "code enforcement" is one guy, and he's on vacation. So, not great that I couldn't get things sorted out, but good I guess that he'll be out of town until after I can (hopefully) get the trees taken care of.

And, um, I think my air conditioner is broken. I guess this shouldn't be a surprise, since it happens pretty much every year.

So, yeah, money troubles. But at the same time, the weather's beautiful, I'm healthy and happy, I have a job I like and am generally surrounded by people who are awesome. When I step back and look at my life overall, it is pretty fantastic. My only real complaint is that I haven't seen a few old friends in a while, but that's a problem I can do something about.

You know, once I have a car. :-)
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Free steak! Free beer!

...Free labor! (That's you.)

So, I'm back in my house, and there is an enormous amount of work I need to do to get it back in shape. Most of it is cleaning and yardwork, plus moving some furniture around that I got from my grandparents. I figured I could do it all by myself and be grumpy, or I could invite people over and make it a thing.

So! Some people are already planning to come by around 2:00 or 3:00, and at some point we're heading over to the Regal 24 for Ninja Assassin, and later in the evening we'll be cooking steak over the fire bowl in the back yard. I'll also have some cheese and bread, so you know... meat s'mores! Also beer, soda, and assorted booze will be available. (Drunken meat s'mores!)

Feel free to come over whenever. If you're going to be there between 2:00 or 3:00, you can just show up. After 3:00, you should probably call in case we're watching the movie, since we haven't decided which showing we're going to yet. (I'll have the phone off in the theater, of course, so leave a message and I'll call you back.) My number is 404-723-6558.

Thanks! And hey, if you just want to come by later for the food, that's fine. I'd enjoy the company.

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My grandmother died last night. I bought my mom some plane tickets yesterday, and I'm glad I did, because she was able to see her before she passed. I was going to try to get myself some today.

LJ as Personal Messaging

Carl! The email address I have for you is old and full of fail. Can you shoot me a line at "me at dj spinmonkey dot com" so we can talk about plans for this Saturday? Thanks!
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    Happy Up Here - Röyksopp

Messiest Sounding Gig Ever

So hey! I'm spinning Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School next tuesday for the Valentine's Day Massacre at the East Atlanta IceHouse, which will be the first joint event with Boozer Doodle. The models this month are DevilDoll (aka Brook) and Kellie LaPlegua, and I hear there's going to be a runway battle and a "chocolate wrestling match." I'm not sure what that involves, but it sounds like good times.

Musically speaking, at this point I have no idea what kind of stuff I'm going to be playing. I may just go through everything in the library and see what sticks - it'll be wildly eclectic, but hopefully fun.

So anyway, yeah, if you're in to figure drawing and also debauchery, you should try to make it out - it promises to be some awesome times.
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    L'amour et la violence - Sébastien Tellier
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