Whohoo!! An X-Wing fighter in the garage!

I think they missed the massive burning man stuff storage area, and the seeecret labratory.

Your home is a

Futuristic Coder's Ranch

Your kitchen consists of dilithium-powered food replicators, manned by obedient robot slaves, who are sure to never, ever rebel. I mean, it's preposterous to even consider it. There's a pantry stocked with beef jerky. Oh, and deer jerky. Your master bedroom has an on-call masseuse and sports therapist. Your study has every language reference book ever written, including now-useless titles like Learn Javascript 2.0! and C++ Programming for Windows 95. (Why are you keeping those?) One of your garages contains a life-sized X-Wing fighter, and KITT. (KITT was a gift from a well-meaning uncle.)

Your home also includes a robot repair bay, where your mechanized servants are routinely fitted with new restraining bolts. (It's just a precaution.) Your guests enjoy your home theater with 37 different sports channels. Outside is your radio telescope, listening constantly for alien transmissions. Especially invaders. They'll come eventually, even if nobody believes you. (Nobody does.)

And, you have a pet -- a taun-taun named "Padme".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!

In 3, 2, 1...

Happy Birthday To Mee!!!!

Also Happy B-Days to:

kashira_maho's Derrick and Ian



Damn I know a lot of people with the same b-day as me. Actually I met one more at our local Burning Man event, Critical Massive. Can't remember her name though. We did snuggle in the ball pit though (and the world didn't explode. Good thing her name wasn't Sam... that much coincidence could just cause some sort of paradox).

Are there any "Burning Buddhists" Out There??

Hi All sorry for not being very up-datey, but this is what I've been up to.

There's a few Buddhists here, so I thought I'd post this here too.....


After many years I'm acheiving a goal that I have had for years: Bring Nichiren Buddhism to the Burning Man Festival (http://www.burningman.com). Burning Man is a huge alternative arts festival in the deserts of Northern Nevada where nearly 40,000 people now go yearly to create a temporary community free of commercialism, and absolutely filled with alternative art, and interactive "theme camps". Its definitely a complete 180 from what most of see as "reality" in our daily lives. But there are 2 things about Burning Man that make it a great place to share Buddhsim: 1) Everyone is very open to talk to... you can talk to complete strangers, and it isn't "weird". 2) There are lots of people seeking something sprirtual.

Burning Man has been described as "spritual without meaning", which means it's up to the particpants to fill in the gaps of what people are looking for. That being said, Myself, and few other Seattle based SGI Buddhists are creating a Burning Man theme camp "Buddha Camp @ the Lotus Dome". Our goals for the first year are very simple: We're going to have chanting sessions every morning at 11:00am, open to everyone, and since the theme of Burning Man this year is "The Green Man" (looking at the enviornment), we are going to host a lecture/discussion on esho funi... Oneness of ourselves and our enviornment.

We are also going to have some Buddhist Chant cards, done up Burning Man-style, and tell as many people as we can about Buddhism

It should be noted that while we are SGI Buddhists we realize we are not representing the SGI in any way, and we are making it clear in the material we hand out/use that we are not representing SGI (we will of course have the #s of several SGI-USA centers with us, should they want to call and get more information)

Soo.... It's a little late in the game (Burning Man happens Aug 27th - Sept 3rd... the week before labor day), but we are looking for Buddha Camp Mates! If you have an interest in going to Burning Man, we may be your group.

Please see our website, http://www.buddhacamp.org for a little more information, and you can reply here or email contact@BuddhaCamp.org if you'd like to contact us.



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Haiku2 for lightmanca
hope everyone
is doing well hugs hmmm for
sam weiss howmanyofme
Created by Grahame


Refi Madness!!

(I just realized how close the title is to being "Reefer Madness" heh. That will now be the unoffical title of this post :p )

So the last few weeks, I've been in the process of doing a refi on condo. It would seem that any large financial transaction is filled with problems. However, the end result is good. I really dropped down my payments while only raising my debt of the loan about $6,000 (typical closing costs)

The goodCollapse )

The BadCollapse )

In even (mostly) better news, I got the final statement for my car payment today! This month I will also pay off my car!

However the final payment is almost twice the regular payment. I was looking forward to sending a payment out as soon as I got the statement. But now that it's twice as much as normal (this I think is because I asked them suspend my payments for 3 months in 2004 because I had unexpectedly had a loss of employment and didn't know what the hell to do), it might have to wait. Or I could take more money out of savings and be done with it (I'm actually leaning toward this option right now--Be Free!!!).

That is all. Hope everyone is doing well *hugs*

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For "Sam Weiss"

LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Now my *real* name is aparently even rarer. Yes my first name is actually Owen. Don't ask... its what my parents decided to do (it is my Grandpas name)

For "Owen Weiss"

LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Now its your turn ;)

You can't defeat Logic!!

Stolen from roisnoir

<Extreme Sarcasm>
Now tell me folks does this not make perfect sense

No life in peanut butter validates creationism

Oh yeah the guy really convinced me. Indeed! It all makes total sense that
because there is no life in peanut butter is proof that God, and God alone
created all life in just 7 days! Just throw out all the billions of years
of collected evidence of life evolving. There were no protozoa, no
bacteria, leading to amphibians, reptiles, mammals, etc. The *whole* thing
can be thrown out, just because his jar of peanut butter had no life.

Are you all with me?? Who's a believer now!!!
</Extreme Sarcasm>

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What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Social Nerd

You're interested in things such as politics, psychology, child care, and peace. I wouldn't go so far as to call you a hippie, but some of you may be tree-huggers. You're the type of people who are interested in bettering the world. You're possible the least nerdy of them all; unless you participate in other activies that paled your nerdiness compared to your involvement in social activities. Whatever the case, we could still use more of you around. ^_^

Gamer/Computer Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Anime Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Drama Nerd
Literature Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

Child Care??? Umm no.
Hippy... yeah.

They didn't have anything related to the "freak nerd". They should have.