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    Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
    12:30 am
    Still waiting for a game
    At least the company I was with made up for the game.

    That and Metroids Fusion. Metriods Fusion saved the TV.

    No same day vacation tomorrow... must figure out this 'sleep' thing.

    Or, I could dance now.
    Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
    8:59 pm
    Bitch I'm Me, I'm the Goddamn Reason You're in VIP
    So... you want to get to the VIP area in barfleet?
    Or you want to hang out in an airconditioned room in one of the hottest areas of Marcon this year?
    It's the swank VIP pass, isn't it...

    Whatever reason you decide to help out the NocraM group, if you decide to donate $25 or more, we'll get you a pass to Barfleet's VIP room this year at Marcon - which of course is hosted by the lovely, delicious NocraM staff.

    We never turn down donations of any cash value of course...

    Please click the button below and give a little to our cause.

    Saturday, October 1st, 2005
    12:00 am
    Locked Journal Warning


    I rant, I rave, I have been known to on occasion talk some trash. In general I just talk nonstop. I cuss a hell of a lot. I am a gamer, a poet, a geek, a bleeding yet unlucky-in-love romantic. Contained herein is more than what potentially anyone with a computer and modem needs to know about me. But if you are still intrigued, leave a comment if you want to be added.
    Sunday, May 29th, 2005
    6:29 pm
    Marcon Update #1
    THANK YOU!!!

    For the second year in a row NocraM was voted the BEST OVERALL PARTY for the convention!

    (Congrats to Miles, whose party won for best Saturday party.)

    An extra special big huge THANK YOU to those that were able to donate $20 or more for those VIP badges and to the many people that helped work the party.

    More news within the next month regarding a July-ish appreciation party.

    Until then, rest and recover - you have survived another Marcon.
    Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
    10:41 pm
    Nifty Quiz Thing
    I came across this great page which predicts your future Love life with the help of a set of advanced mathematical calculations based on the concept of human psychology. It is extremely accurate as long as you have answered the set of 15 questions honestly and seriously. Even if you're still skeptical, just go ahead and try it for yourself, after all, you have nothing to lose!

    Click on the link below, and remember, be honest!

    Enjoy : )
    Saturday, April 9th, 2005
    9:45 pm
    Another NocraM Update!
    With Marcon fast approaching, I want to throw out another reminder about NocraM's room party. As usual we will be the unofficial afterparty of the convention, so our doors will not open until 12/1am-ish. The party is open to all Con attendees, but in order to get in early or stay for our Afterparty Afterparty (tm), avoid the looooooong lines at the door (and usually we've got them lining up down the hallway), and to get into the ultra-plush much less crowded side room... you can order a VIP pass... much like the staff of our party have enjoyed for the last 4 years - without all the work!

    How do you score such an illustrious badge of honor and glory you ask?

    By donating a sum of $20 or more to our Save NocraM! fund. For details on where to send your check or money order, email me at

    If you are only going to Marcon to party and hang out with friends (and do not plan on paying the con fee) you will not be admitted to any of the public parties. We are a public party. Marcon Security is pretty strick about this rule.

    I hear some of you thinking, "Hell no, I don't just want a VIP pass, I want that super sweet 'Staff' badge!" I understand. We have the following positions available: security, bartenders, hosts/hostesses, and cleaning crew. We stay open until 3/4am (or whenever they shut us down). We especially need people that can work the last hour.

    Another meeting/party is in the works for the end of the month or beginning of May. Shannon and I will keep putting reminders up in our journals and Dan will send out emails. Stay tuned!
    Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
    7:14 pm
    Blast From The Past
    This is a post I did over a year ago. It was pretty interesting back then so I thought I'd ressurect it. Enjoy.

    Post anything that you want, and post it or if you like anonymously. Anything. A story, a secret, a confession, a fear, a love -- anything. Post twice if you'd like or more. Then, put this in your LJ to see what your friends (and perhaps others who you don't even realize read your LJ) have to say.
    Friday, February 4th, 2005
    8:40 pm
    Paging Brian Marquis
    From Becky - aka destinyrain
    Public Post - please comment to her LJ if you have any info...
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    Okay... at my wits end here.
    As some of you are probably aware, I am in DIRE need of a divorce. Unfortunately, I can not find my long lost estranged husband, though I have heard rumors that he is still alive somewhere near Columbus, Ohio.
    If anyone out there can give me a phone number, address, e-mail addy, website, plate number, cell number, confirmation that he is indeed alive, I would be forever in your debt.

    His name is BRIAN KEITH MARQUIS, once known as Zillah, originally from the Stubenville area, a campus-area fixture circa 1996-1998, has a brother named Ron, 34 years old, Born in February. Last known Address was on Bulah Road in Columbus. Please Help!
    I have spent about as much time and money as I am willing to find him, but if I don't, the cost of a divorce goes up $1100.00.

    If you can get a message to him, please tell him I am not trying in any way to screw him, I just want my freedom. I want nothing from him, no money, no contact... just for him to sign a friggin' piece of paper.
    I'm sure neither of us are the people we were when we split 6 years ago.
    This would be good for him as well... I'm not even asking him to pay anything towards the divorce!!

    Please, does ANYONE know where he is?
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    Sunday, January 30th, 2005
    8:25 pm
    Damn the Man - Save NocraM!
    In case you didn't get the email - here is a message Dan sent out:

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    For all those interested:

    The Nocram party has become a fixture at Marcon for
    the last four years. We have evolved from a small room
    party to the #1 party at the Convention (we won first
    place last year).

    The Creative Geniuses behind the Quidditch Cup party
    have put together a new theme for this year:

    Marcon's Fortieth Birthday Bash
    This theme will have Over the Hill signs, Old timey
    party games, and the best mixed drinks we can make.
    Oh - And Don't Forget the Cake and Jell-o Shots.

    We have one major constraint on the party:


    In the past we have been lucky to have individuals who
    could afford the cost of the room, and then the rest
    of us scimped, scrounged, and spanged for the money to
    buy booze. This year we need help with the room cost.
    The suite we had last year cost almost $400 and we
    would like to get that room size again.

    But fear not, I have a plan.

    If we can find twenty or more very kind & generous
    people who can contribute $20 to the Save the NocraM
    fund, we can still have the party, although any size
    contributions are always welcome and....

    ...for your contribution of twenty dollars, the
    contributor will receive a VIP pass to the party which
    will allow early access to the room (hence no waiting
    in line), immediate access after the party starts (also
    no waitng), and can keep the pass as a Marcon

    Plus, If we can raise enough money to get the room, we
    will have some sort of private soiree early in the
    evening on Friday.

    Please send your response soon.

    Thank you,

    Dan The Mead guy

    PS I Feel like a PBS broadcaster

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    Leave a comment if you would like to donate money to this year's party at Marcon and score a VIP pass.
    Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
    3:11 pm
    Borrowing some holiday cheer from another Trisket...
    [EDIT: unlocked, by request]

    A Christmas Story for people having a bad day....

    When four of Santa's elves got sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.

    Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her Mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More stress.

    Then when he began to load the sleigh one of the boards cracked, and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys.

    So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum. When he went to the cupboard he discovered that the elves had hidden the liquor, and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration he accidentally dropped the cider pot, and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor. He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw end of the broom.
    Just then the doorbell rang, and irritable Santa trudged to the door. He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said very cheerfully, "Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't it a lovely day? I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?"

    And so began the tradition of the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
    Monday, May 10th, 2004
    4:51 am
    At Least for the Time Being
    Unfortunetly for the next couple months my journal is going to have to go the 'friends only' route. The way I figure the only people who really read here are already on my friends list so it isn't that big of an issue. If by some rare chance you aren't on the list and stumbled across my pages feel free to post a comment to be added.
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
    2:03 am
    Favorite Quotes
    What's your favorite quote or saying? Could be something that someone famous said, something from a fictional book, or just a quip from a bumper sticker or 'Chicken Soup for Your Mom' type book. Humorous, heartfelt, meaningful, or dick-and-fart type nonsense - post away.
    Monday, May 3rd, 2004
    5:38 am
    It'll All Catch Up With You
    I could have just worn a jacket Saturday night. But no, it seemed like a better idea to walk from 1st to Poutlands in the pouring rain.

    I could have just turned the fan off and closed the window. But no, in my half awake coma I left it on half the night blowing directly on me, finally settling on turning it off for an hour before working to actually remove it from and shut the window it was in.

    I could have taken NyQuil tonight before going to bed. But no, I figured drinking plenty of water and a good night's rest was all I really needed.

    Sometimes I'm an idiot.

    Now a couple more days of sniffling, coughing, aching, going to sneeze your brain through you nose is what I have to look forward to. Excellent.

    It'll all be better Wednesday - I will be better by Wednesday.
    Friday, April 23rd, 2004
    2:58 am
    I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
    I was at my parents tonight. They occasionally still get mail for me. This time it was a renewal for my long-expired AAA. That should have been a warning sign. Driving around psuedo-lost looking for mrjoker 's place listening to angry music, venting about my week, and ending with 'Yep, the gods must hate me' - that was just asking for it.

    My car stopped.

    Now, by stopped, I mean that I was driving at around 40 mph and the transmission disengaged. Engine whirs and purrs but the transmission is giving it the cold shoulder. I had little clue where I actually was and it's a couple blocks march in the rain to the nearest payphone. Luckily giving Jason some cross streets he is able to find me. A call to misszoe a short minute later gets AAA on their way. Add to that a call after midnight to the folks to let them know my car will be in the shop tomorrow and the night is basically set. It really wasn't as bad as it could have been. Hanging out with Jason and Zoe was amusing and the drive to noteeks was entertaining (envious of Jason's MP3 player).

    Jason and Zoe and Erin and Dan for letting me lean on you

    So Dan will drive me into work tomorrow, pick me up, and take me out to see either the Punisher or Kill Bill Vol. 2 - undecided on my level of geekiness yet. Chances of Outland in the forecast.

    Hopefully tomorrow and Saturday will be better.
    Monday, April 12th, 2004
    2:35 am
    Stolen From Sororbabylon
    1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
    The first book I grabbed was Battle Angel Alita 'Killing Angel' graphic novel. On pg 18 there is only one dialogue box:
    My eyes and ears were suddenly thrust into a battle at 300 km/r. I didn't know surrogate no. 57 -- but somehow I'd become him -- taken on his reality!

    2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
    The edge of my TV table and a pear scented candle.

    3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?
    The rap battle footage on the special features for 8 Mile.

    4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is:

    5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:

    6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?:
    A semi-truck cruising down the street in front of my apartment and the beads on the end of the cord for my ceiling fan clicking together occassionally.

    7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?:
    Exiting the car to walk up to my home after spending today with my folks.

    8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?:
    My email.

    9: What are you wearing?:
    Comfy clothes - pajama pants and a tee-shirt.

    10: Did you dream last night?:
    Yes. I drempt that it was summer and I was laying on a picnic blanket on the Oval half asleep while people did summer-y type things (rollerblading, tossing frisbees, and the like). Kind of makes me long for that first part of June that isn't a heat wave.

    11: When did you last laugh?:
    About 10 minutes ago talking with mrjoker

    12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?:

    13: Seen anything weird lately?:
    Nope, so I looked toward News of the Weird for some help (I'm sure some guys would like to know what countries Mr. How is speaking of...):

    In February, the chief justice of Singapore, Yong Pung How, 77, rejected attempts at leniency by a 25-year-old ex-policeman who had argued that his arrest for receiving oral sex (as a "crime against nature") was an anachronism. In upholding the law as a salutary part of Asian culture, Justice Yong sentenced the man to 12 months in jail, pointing out, "There are countries where you can go and suck away for all you are worth," "but this is Asia." [The Age (Melbourne), 2-18-04]

    14(a): What book are you currently reading?:
    Currently none, however I heard recently that Virgin Megastore over by Easton is going out of business and are throwing some great sales on books and comics... hmmmmm...

    14(b): What is the last book you finished?:
    It's been awhile, so probably Black Lightning.

    15: What is the last film you saw?:
    Hellboy - which was a pretty good flick.

    16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?:
    Repay loans and pay off bills. The first spending spree I'd go on would be at Media Play and/or Best Buy for music, DVDs, a new computer and stereo.

    17: Tell me something about you that I don't know:
    I was born about a month premature.

    18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?:
    No guns, no nukes, no weapons except for your hand-to-hand ones. You wanna kill someone you do it up close and personal. You wanna go to war, you better be serious. None of this stand far away and push a button bullshit.

    19: Do you like to dance?:
    Why yes, yes I do.

    20: What is the last thing you ate or drank?
    Yummy Little Ceasar's pizza and a Coke.

    21(a): Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?:
    Eleanor Rose. My mom is adopted and it was the name her birth mother gave her. I'd call her Eli.

    21(b): Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
    Sebastian Quin. I'd call him Bastian. No deep story here, just like the ring of it.

    22: Would you ever consider living abroad?:
    The only place outside of the United States I'd want to live is Canada - travel sure but the family is here so I don't want to stray too far.

    Yeah, it's not a real update, but here I am.
    Monday, April 5th, 2004
    11:36 am
    To a Kid with a Hammer, Everything in Life is a Nail --Jack Handy
    Normally I wake up at 11:30 for work. At 10am it sounded like someone was alternating knocking on my front door and then my back door. As I tried to wrestle my brain to fully wake up the sound changed and felt as if it was slowly working around my apartment headed for my bedroom. Still not fully lucid, I was pretty sure that my apartment building was built on a fault line which was cracking open and going to swallow the brick structure whole.

    I hit the snooze button and went back to sleep.

    Before the next wave of alarms the pounding started again except this time I could discern that it was not only coming from the apartment below me (I am assuming that they were knocking on all the walls trying to find spots to hang pictures or shelving) but also maintenance must be fixing up the unit next to me as well. All this rowdiness at 10am. I have no room for complaint since in Normal People Standard Time (NPST) this is an acceptable hour to work and be loud. During Night Shift/Insomniac Time (NS/IT) it is not permissible, in fact downright illegal for me to raise that kind of volume at say 2am when it would be more convenient for me to get things done. I'm used to it. Well, normally I'm used to it.

    The kicker is when I gave up and decided to get ready for work because I was unable to sleep through the noise. After I was done getting ready, just as the clock flipped over to 11:30am, the time I normally would wake up, both the upstairs and the downstairs units fell silent. I heard the repair guys next door leave and take off in their van.

    I have a sudden urge to take my hammer to hit things too.

    Current Mood: tired
    Sunday, April 4th, 2004
    11:27 pm
    Blame misszoe
    It's kind of aerodynamic, don't you think. Yes, this fax machine wants to fly. The first unmanned flying fax machine.

    11:18 pm
    Stolen Fair and Square from Laurewyrm and Luny
    (If I get a raver pet I will be seriously upset)

    Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
    2:54 am
    Sleeping In and Other Things To Look Forward To.
    Yep, that's right, sleeping in. From what I understand that happens every once and a while. I'm leaving my phone in the living room as far away from my bed as possible. I might even stick it under some couch cushions. Whoo!

    Dan should be coming over tomorrow and helping fix up my house while I clean. The adventure will hopefully begin by going out and buying some reprinted posters from vintage bands and/or movies. I wonder where I could go around here and find stuff like that (since I don't really want to drive in to Columbus tomorrow afternoon). At some point I'll call misszoe and see about bopping around tomorrow night with her and checking out the interior of her new house (that is if the in-laws and rest of the family hasn't descended).

    Grandpa is in town on Sunday - fun and excitement! Haven't seen him in many a month and have missed him dearly. Dinner is planned out at the folks' house. Perhaps I will sleep in Sunday too since I don't have to be at there until 4pm. Oh goodness, two nights in a row?!

    Things and stuff with work. Things and stuff with writing. Things and stuff in general. There's my update.
    Thursday, April 1st, 2004
    12:27 pm
    Cuz I love this kid
    Movie list - what are some movies that remind of you growing up (either because you watched them when you were a kid or because the plot or feel of the movie makes you nostalgic)? Tell me about movies or actors that you like way back when. Maybe they blossomed and really turned into some talent, maybe it was the Corey boys, maybe they ended up as guest spots on Hollywood Squares. Post whatever you want.

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