August 21st, 2003

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Being productive

Another lj layout (I really love this background). Yes, I do have better things to do with my time... but why bother? ;)

I got Jonas a new house. I'll try to put a picture up later. It's quite snazzy... especially compared with his little apartment.

It's actually raining here... or it was. Thunder and lighning and everything. It was quite cool.

Ooh... Days is on...
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Because Yam pointed out that I haven't posted a fic snippet in a while

From Sleepers 2:

He straightened and saw her, stepping forward, as always, for a strong hug. Her dad's hugs were as indicative as anything else of the changes he had undergone since being blended. He hadn't been an affectionate man when she'd been growing up... although maybe that wasn't completely fair. She'd never doubted, either before or after her mother's death, that he loved her, but he hadn't shown it in the tactile sense. He hadn't been the touchy-feely type. When it had come to displays of affection, nine times out of ten she had been the one to initiate it.

That had changed dramatically in the intervening years. Most of the time she was glad - hell, most of the time she thanked her lucky stars that Dad had wound up with a Tok'ra like Selmak - although she still wasn't completely comfortable with the New Jacob Carter. Four years could not simply erase thirty.
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I'm watching the Giants/Braves game, and there's a guy in a small boat out in the cove. That's not unusual, because now and then home run balls go into the cove, and the boaters like to fish them out. But the guy the cameraman pointed out is wearing an Arnold Schwarzenegger mask, with a white t-shirt which reads:

Vote for Arnold
if you want to live

The guy is currently paddling around the cove picking up pieces of trash.
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Okay, I have got to ask

I've been pondering this for the last week or so, and finally decided to bite the bullet and bring it up. This query was inspired by a few people but not directed at anyone in particular; if it applies to you, feel free to answer. If it doesn't... er, go away ;)

I'm curious about comments some of my non-American friends have made pertaining to Arnold Schwarzenegger running for govenor of California, generally along the lines of "I wish he was running for office here" or "if he was running out here, I'd vote for him".

This interests me because I know there are very few Californians who know what Arnold's stances are on various issues, even fewer (percentage-wise) people across the nation, and so - I have to assume - virtually no one outside the US who can tell me what his position is on tax increases vs spending cuts, what his involvement was with Proposition 49, his opinion on the Clinton impeachment, etc. Now, I could very well be wrong... but I'm going to take the chance that I'm not ;)

So, what is it about Arnold, the man himself, not his politics, that makes him so immediately vote-able to you outsiders? Is it just that he's Arnold Schwarzenegger, *movie star and all around cool guy*? Does it just amuse you to picture such a popular actor suddenly playing a politican? What is it?

"Have you ever killed anyone?"
"Yeah, but they were all bad."
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