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thalo_ryder
08 May 2009 @ 06:58 pm


 
 
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thalo_ryder
28 April 2009 @ 05:53 pm
Now, I am officially scared about this swine flu.

There are 5 suspected cases in Michigan.
everyone who has gotten it has recovered so far, but with new cases, 5 have been hospitalized. Some at the CDC suspect that the reason that there have been no deaths in the U.S. is because it's going to get worse. I'm scared because I don't know the facts from...well the fiction.

Oh yeah, and of those five suspected cases, two are right out my fucking back door! Right here in Grand Rapids, In Kent County.
All I want to do is go home now. I don't want to be around crowded class rooms or cafeterias! Christ.

Maybe I am freaking out a little to much.

But they say they can't contain it now. We have meds that can combat it once people are sick, but that's once they are sick. They are in the process of making a vaccine, but that will  take months. Whats left then? Hope it dies out and we don't get sick? I don't like this one bit.
Hopefully this may be tied to the flu season it's self and won't last to much longer.

All I can do is try to stay clean, not share things with people and make sure my hands are washed (Anispetic anyone?)
Otherwise, what can you do?
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thalo_ryder
27 April 2009 @ 07:20 am
Two weeks to go. God help me.


I have homework and project crap coming out my ears. Lest night, in a slight panic, I sent in my final draft for a paper less polished than I would have wanted. This means that i will have to do that extra credit. Because it involves creative writing, I don't think it'll be a big deal to complete.

I am excited to go home though! I get to go Morel-Hunting with my Inkypoo (lovely tweaked nick name, right? Well he calls me Thalopie sometimes! XD) and his family, which should be fun. Also, the Kentucky Derby is this saturday and I hope that I can get to a T.V. in time to see it.

Aside from that, I ahve been a little (Well more than a litt,e but I don't want to go into those details) worried about this "Swine Flu" Outbreak. As I write this, I think that 1,600 people have been infected and hospitalized, and 103 or so have died from it in Mexico. there's been more than several confirmed cases in the U.S. (20 I believe) but everyone ahs recovered. It seems to be targeting more or less healthy young adults (25-45). Odd thing is, I found out about this on Reddit and from there looked into various news websites. Apparently there are suspected cases in New Zeland, Fance, Nova Soctia and Scotland. It's crazy; I just hope that things work out for the better. Otherwise, normal things like washing your hands and not sharing food and the like would be in order. Also, you can't get this from eating pork, rither. (Not that I really eat meat)

Anyhow...

I am excited to be doenw ith school so I can focus on things like:
  • Drawing
  • Getting a second Alt to level cap.
  • Starting to teach myself how to speak/read Russian
  • Riding, of course.
  • Writing
These of course, are not in "order". I would like to get a second alt to level cap, but riding coems first. Not on this list is spending time with Ben and of course my friends. He comes first before a game,and as to the toher thigns, hopefully we can ride together....

Which I want to mention, being on the topic, that I am going to finish off my horse's trainign this summer, and work with another horse, Tamarack! (He's a cutie) I AM SO EXCITED. OMG YAY PONIES. Sorry, ahd to get that out.
 
 
Current Location: Aquinata
Current Mood: coldMe want sleep.
Current Music: the sound of cars on a pot-hole filled road.
 
 
thalo_ryder
I'm listeing to a "full version" the Firefly intro song and I'm loving it.

So far today I have:

-Written a reply to an RP
-Posted in my Hunter Blog
-Working on my Illuminated Manuscripts (Actually pretty cool) research paper which has to be six pages (at least) and the rough-draft is due Thursday, but I am going to sumbmit it Wednesday night via e-mail because I can save some paper, Yay!

Tonight a friend of mine is going to get me into 25-man Naxxaramas and hopefully it will go well and my rolls on gear upgrades won't suck royally like they always do. /faceroll

Aside from that, I go home Thursday night (Guild 10m Naxx run!) and come back to school sometime Wednesday next week; I'm excited because I will be gone almsot as long as I was for spring break just because of the schedule that I ahve w/my classes. Woot!

Ame-You have died of dysentry.
I also want to inform you that we have lost 2 sacks of flower, a wagon wheel, 4 tins of sardines and a sack of coffee beans because YOU wanted to caulk the wagons and float, not for the damn river.
 
 
Current Location: Allendale
Current Mood: chipperOh yeah.
Current Music: Mal's Song
 
 
thalo_ryder
06 April 2009 @ 11:40 am

So For some reason Firefox is all skewered and messed up. I ahve no idea why but all the pages displayed in FF look like someone took a jackhammer to the code. O_O

IN OTHER NEWS!

I made a hunter blog. Yep, a hunter blog. Hunter as in World of Warcraft Hunter....from the Beastmastery Perspective, mainly, but there you go! Go go go! take a look even if you don't play WoW!

The Spiked Collar

Hope you like.
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Current Location: Library
Current Mood: crazyWhoo!
Current Music: Firefly theme song (full version)
 
 
 
thalo_ryder
01 April 2009 @ 04:44 am
Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954


Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some paradise where horses go,
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again.
~Stanley Harrison


The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.  ~Arabian Proverb


A dog may be man's best friend, but the horse wrote history.  ~Author Unknown


A Horseman should know neither fear, nor anger.  ~James Rarey


You know horses are smarter than people.  You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.  ~Will Rogers

 
 
Current Location: Ben's Abode
Current Mood: awakeI should Sleep.
Current Music: The Mass, -Era
 
 
thalo_ryder
30 March 2009 @ 08:05 am
So theoretically I should be working on my research paper for humanities sometime today. Theoretically.
I can't wait until summer even if it means that I I will work 16 hour days. Bah.

I went to a gun and  all things sporting out-doors-ish show with my dad in Kalkaska on Saturday. Whoo boy. It was fun, actually, to hang out with my dad. I have made up my mind that  am going to save my money for this during the summer:

Mark III Hunter

It's because I want to do target/sports shooting because I find it a very enjoyable activity, and also that  I want to get my RTC permit.  It shouldn't  cost me to much....I will have to look into classes and such for the permit part, too. This is something I really have been wanting to do; I feel it's my right to be able to own a side arm and in approiate places, carry it on my person. Any of you that know me should know how I feel about guns, gun rights and all that jazz. In case yo don't...I'm a staunch supporter of my (and hell, yours) 2nd amndment rights. I don't want this to be all ranty so I'll stop here....but jsut to say it again, I **love** shooting. It's helluva lot of fun.

In other words, I have a speech that is due thursday (my day to  present as it were). O_O
I'm not afraid, by any means of getting up in front of people (Drama? :D ) but I jsut want the blasted thing out of the way. On the up side, it's about horse racing....so it shouldn't be to hard for me to talk for 4-5mins about horses. *nods*

In any case, I also wish to work on my entry for Blizzard's Global Creative Writing Contest.  can't hurt to enter. ^_-

Also:
I have a lovely picture on my laptop that's a picture of a cloud that rather looks like it's flipping someone off; under this is:
God: "Seriously people, knock that shit off." 
I laughed fairly hard. Heh.
 
 
Current Location: Aquinas College
Current Mood: calmWoot.
 
 
thalo_ryder
16 March 2009 @ 08:20 am
OMFG.

Ink and I saw 'The Watchmen' last night.
I was drooling over the amazing and artistic way that it was filmed, how it was all pieced together...
I can't get over how freaking sweet it was. Seems I will follow the same route when I saw V for Vendetta; see the movie first and then read the graphic novel. It's alright though, sometimes I like it that way because a good movie is not ruined by reading the book first, if that makes any sense. (Like V for Vendetta, both the book and the movie were very good but extremely different in some ways...like for instance, V is much more of man missing most of the crayons from the crayon box than the movie portrays, but it doesn't make the move any less good...)(I hope that makes sense)

Anyhow, I ask Ink who was his favorite, and he said Dr. Manhattan.
Then:

"Ben, guess who my favorite was..."

"Rorschach"

"That was *not* hard to guess, was it...?"

"No."

Rorschach was my favorite, too.  I am not sure exactly why, but he was. Perhaps the complexity of the char, I'm not sure. His personality, for sure. Yeah, he pretty much freaking rocked. BAMF.
 
 
Current Location: Aquinas College
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thalo_ryder
10 February 2009 @ 08:23 pm
'am Still looking for Loque'Nahak, that little bastard. <.<

So I was thinking today, 'I want to draw Zhire's normal outfit she wears. I want to draw Varro, her partner in crime (so to say)' so I say to myslef,
"Self, why the HELL HAVEN'T YOU DONE IT YET?!?!111one11!!." 
RIght, so it's time for me to STOP telling ymself I suck at drawing people because I'll never get better if I don't do it...you know? So MAYBE , if I amnot to embaressed by what I draw, I'll post a pic or two up here on LJ.

Wish me luck.

No, really.
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Current Location: Ben's place.
Current Mood: cheerful'Sup?
Current Music: Tempest, VNV Nation
 
 
thalo_ryder
09 February 2009 @ 11:23 am
Frika

Over time desire shall fall and lie and fade.
Await unequaled thought and virtuosity.
Desire lies in wait, a precious cup, a stone or some such.
Absent moments, ones which raised the heart to stand so great.
Cannot choose not to deny.
Blame falls easy silently.
Darkness preferable, comfort found again.
In solitude, a door into an empty room.
A door to familiar desolation.
The spoils of past years lost for reason,
lost for some notions of new days.
Inside there is gentleness.
Calm preceding tears.
Cry again, cry again.
Moment of toil.
Call the Gods to answer me.
Hear me say 'hear my pain'.
Call the Gods to answer me.
Frika come! Frika come!
Promise and enlightenment abounded.
Felled like trees the pillars that held me high.
Running blind, running blind.
On stony ground I stumble and vow return.
Inside there is gentleness.
Calm preceding tears.
Cry again, cry again.
Moment of toil.
Call the Gods to answer me.
Hear me say 'hear my pain'.
Call the Gods to answer me.
Frika come! Frika come!
Inside there is anger now.
Calm precedes the rage.
Cry again, cry again.
Moment of toil.
Call the Gods to answer me.
Hear me say 'hear my pain'.
All the Gods to answer me.
Frika come! Frika come!

-VNV Nation





 
 
 

 
 
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