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Aug. 2nd, 2008 @ 11:36 am (no subject)
UMM, a new favorite Berkeley Restaurant... There are so many though!

Long Life Vegi House. Its Chinese. Most of the menu is vegetarian, though they also serve seafood. They have a huge variety of fake meat dishes. So far I have tried the Mongolian 'Beef', the Kung Pao 'Chicken', and the Orange 'Chicken.' All really tasty and they have hella cheap lunch specials. Not sure why I waited until my last month of living in Berkeley to try this place. Should have tried it 3 years earlier. 

Also Strangelove was really fun last night. Even though Depeche Mode tributes happen all the time, last night Stangelove did it right. They played a lot of Depeche Mode, like 75% of the songs. I wouldn't have minded 100% though. But better then a lot of tributes that barely even play the band they are tributing. 
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Jul. 31st, 2008 @ 01:31 pm Arnie just terminated my job...
Yikes, I  just got laid off (at least temporarily) as I am a student employee of the state. I'll still get paid for the month of July (which is good since I worked a lot in July) but apparently can't work anymore after today. To be honest, preparing for my trip could be a full time job alone and so the thought of having this extra time isn't sounding so bad. I was only going to work like half time anyway in August and am only an intern right now who doesn't earn a lot. So August's paycheck is a relatively minor issue, though still pretty annoying as I could use it for my trip. Mainly I am concerned about our office as the staff will go from 5 people to 2 people, and we are in the midst of several projects which will halt. I'm going to talk to my boss tomorrow and figure out what to do.

The secretary said I could still work and hopefully get paid retroactively at some point in the future. Not sure if I want to do this as I have a lot do do in regards to preparing for my trip. And what if in the end I am just working for free? 

I am also concerned about what to do when I return in December. My boss wanted me to come back to work, and that is what I was planning. At that point I shouldn't be working as a student intern anymore, I should have a regular position with a regular salary. But they also are now on a hiring freeze. This issue should be resolved by then. But if it is not, I will be a bit screwed, without any income, job and therfeore no place to live.
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Jul. 18th, 2008 @ 08:10 am website advice
So I am interested in creating a website for my travels. One that I can use to blog, which could then be linked to lj and facebook. And upload photos. And upload documents, like my project description. And post links to other websites. Does anyone know the best and cheapest way to create a website like this? 

I looked into blogger.com, but it didn't look like I could post links or upload documents. I want the blog to just be one part of the website, but not the only component.
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Jul. 12th, 2008 @ 09:47 am Tonight!!!
 Swing by for some tasty cocktails and dance to classic neofolk and other apocalyptic tunes...

There is free parking across the street from Catalyst Cocktails on Harriet Street!

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Jun. 20th, 2008 @ 06:53 am Upcoming Neofolk Tribute!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Nurse With Wound
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Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 02:02 pm tonight's plans
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Join us for a night of fun times and fun tunes...
Dancing Ghosts One year anniversary party!
Raffle drawing at midnight for several 4AD CD gift bags!
Plenty of cookies (vegan friendly), brownies and birthday cake!
Dancing Ghosts double 4AD CD compilation to the first 50 guests!
See you tonight! 

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Feb. 28th, 2008 @ 07:00 pm Microphone???
Does anyone have a microphone that we could borrow for the 4AD tribute tomorrow night? The Stud used to have one, but they no longer do. And we could use one to announce all of the giveaways tomorrow!

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Dec. 2nd, 2007 @ 04:28 pm (no subject)
Thanks to everyone who made it out Friday night! It was a lot of fun. Of course we cannot wait until our next event.

Photos posted at; myspace.com/dancing.ghosts. And I believe Orko is posting setlists soon!
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Nov. 29th, 2007 @ 09:35 pm Tomorrow Night!
Another exciting Dancing Ghosts event!

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Louis Wain
Sep. 16th, 2007 @ 07:41 pm (no subject)
During my trip to Thailand in June of 2006 I went to a Wat (temple) in the northern province of Chang Mai. During my visit, a monk tied a piece of string around my right wrist. He also sprinkled water on me. Both for good luck. You can see the string in this photo;

It just came off today! But hey, 15 months of good luck isn't too bad.
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