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[ profile] be_hospitable is officially open!  [ profile] be_hospitable is my blog about the hospitality business, and my experiences in the hotel and guest service industry.  It will be tongue-in-cheek and hopefully funny.  It will be annoyed.  It will be cynical.  So hopefully I can stop posting here about what a terrible day I had at work because of the dumbasses who stay at my hotel :)

Feel free to friend the blog if you're interested in reading my posts, but the blog will not friend back.  The only mutual friend the blog will have is me, but all posts will be unlocked forever and ever, so you don't need an add to read it.

Please visit and friend the blog!  Thanks!
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Another batch of some of my favorite LJ secrets, from [ profile] ljsecret. Just for the record, none of these are my secrets (although I don't know how you would know for sure... ;). I have just picked them because they were beautifully made and/or touched me or spoke to me in some way. Maybe I just related to them. Maybe it was just pretty. Or... maybe I'm lying and one or two is mine. Who knows? So without further ado...

favorite lj secrets batch #3 )
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The following are some videos of King Harrison, a guy I met when I used to staff.

if it was up to me, i could have figured you out )
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Just a few. Plus some PSDs if you're interested in coloring and/or textures. If you'd like to download a PSD and add your own text (to make a header, for example), I don't mind if you would please credit me for the work I did. Also please comment if you like, especially if you take. It would make my day ♥. Enjoy!

the love we make, it's give and it's take )
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Here's what I hate the most about my job: I hate the person that I am when I'm working here. I'm mean, and tough and I have to say no all the time. And people ask me for ridiculous things or pick fights with me over stupid stuff and I get frustrated with them and then I'm mean to them, which sure, is gratifying for a moment, to make someone feel like an idiot (especially if they are an idiot), but I always feel bad later. Even if you're right, it's wrong to make someone feel stupid, to cut someone down.

And what's worse, I get frustrated and high strung and then I snap at the people I work with, and that makes me feel like an even worse person. I hate being a bitch.

Also, I hate that I care about the hotel and the company so much. We bust our asses to bring in money and let people yell at us because they stayed for cheaper last time, and why do I care if we make our revenue target? Nobody's giving me a bonus. It's not like there's anything going into my pocket. We just got yelled at for actually enforcing the coupon policy - I'm sorry, I thought the goal was to make money. This is a business, and all we're trying to do is keep its head above water, but why? I don't get rewarded for it, at all. Nobody even says thank you.

So anyway. That's my work rant for today.


Mar. 4th, 2009 10:37 pm
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Look!  It's someone using my mood theme!!!  And if you look at her profile, it's even credited too!  I just exploded with happiness.  That mood theme really kicked my ass, guys.  I'm so psyched someone's actually using it :)
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I'm feeling very uninspired lately. Here are some experiments (full sizes and matching icons behind the cut).

paper and pen to remember you with )
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Another batch of some of my favorite LJ secrets, from [ profile] ljsecret .  Just for the record, none of these are my secrets (although I don't know how you would know for sure... ;).  I have just picked them because they were beautifully made and/or touched me or spoke to me in some way.  Maybe I just related to them.  Maybe it was just pretty. Or... maybe I'm lying and one or two is mine. Who knows? So without further ado...

favorite lj secrets batch #2 )
sepiastars: ([hanson] fall back bitches)
Okay.  So apparently the Twilight fandom is on the brink of total explosion because of this revelation in a French article from a few days ago... speculation is that Kristen Stewart (KStew, for those of you not acquainted with Twilight-speak) and her boyfriend of forever Michael Angarano (Oregano - they met when they were in 'Speak' together, one of my favorite movies, about 3 or 4 years ago) have broken up.  Or gone on a break.  Or something.

And of course we have all long-since belived that KStew and Robert Pattinson (RPattz) have had something going on.  Without question on Rob's side.  And KStew was just resisting because she was with Oregano.  And to be totally and subjectively honest, their body language really says it all.  He is so in love with her.  He bought her a $1500 Taylor guitar for her 18th birthday, among other evidence.

And the whole fandom is waiting for Sundance with baited breath because if Oregano doesn't show up, that means he and KStew are not together.  And if RPattz does show up, it means he and KStew are together!  And everyone's all, "SHHHH, pretend we don't know anything, just keep it quiet or we'll scare them off like deer and they'll go hide on their respective continents and all our hopes and dreams will be dashed!"

I am loving this.  It's just like high school all over again but more fun because everyone's older and cooler and under the influence of something interesting.  This is so much fun :D

Ugh, I have to calm myself down.  Have to get up in the middle of the fucking night to make it to work before 7 am.  I hate my job.
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I'm alive!  And writing tutorials!

So I saw this gorgeous banner by [ profile] antonella87 and decided I wanted to attempt to duplicate it, since I'm a bit rusty on my graphics-making.  And in the process of selecting a photo of Kristen Stewart I wanted to use, I discovered that I had once learned how to change eye color, but had forgotten.  So I searched in vain for a tutorial, couldn't find one, figured out how to do it on my own, and decided to write a tutorial so you fine people don't have to do the same thing :)

I've already colored my photo, since I'm planning on using it for something else, but this tutorial does not involve selective coloring.  It does use the magnetic lasso tool, and I'm not sure if that's available in PSP.  Also color balance.  And that's it!  Easy peasy!

get in a fast car and keep on driving )
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A small collection of some of my favorite secrets from [ profile] ljsecret. I did not make any of these; I picked them because they spoke to me, or I particularly related to them, or I just thought they were beautfully made.

Please enjoy more of people's deepest and darkest secrets behind the cut. )


Dec. 17th, 2008 11:23 pm
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  • 20:02 wishes she could go back to 2001 and start everything all over again. #
  • 20:09 insists that more of you kiddies need livejournals. If only to comment on mine. I can't cross-post everything to facebook and myspace! #

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Dec. 15th, 2008 11:26 pm
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  • 10:06 is tired. Needs a day off. Oh, and a better job, while we're dreaming, please. #

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Dec. 14th, 2008 11:26 pm
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  • 13:15 is not going to re-read Twilight again. It's depressing. #

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I put together a little playlist for Patty, and then I got bored and decided to make some artwork for it.  I don't know if anyone else will be interested in my taste in music, but I enjoy it, so I thought I'd make it available to share.

Warnings: Behind the cut there are spoilers for the entire series (in my commentary), and tons of massive graphics.  This post will eat your dial-up. Inside the zip file, most songs are MP3 but some are M4A.

Credit for the textures I used in the graphics goes to [ profile] graphic_sl,and [ profile] ownthesunshine. Photo from

and so without further ado... )


Dec. 12th, 2008 11:19 pm
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  • 02:01 just finished re-reading Twilight and will start New Moon tomorrow (fair warning: will be depressed Edward comes back). #
  • 10:12 is eating cold pizza for breakfast. #

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Dec. 10th, 2008 11:18 pm
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  • 11:45 is listening to Radiohead, Augustana, Damien Rice and Semisonic, and working on her cover materials. Must get them in the mail today! #

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Apparently five human feet, all wearing running shoes, have washed up near Vancouver since August of 2007.  The most recent one, found last month, was just matched to another found in May.

And, ironically, a sixth foot was discovered about 30 miles west of Port Angeles, Washington (a town on the Olympic Peninsula of Twilight fame!)  Hmm.


Dec. 9th, 2008 11:19 pm
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  • 20:36 is suddenly suspicious that all the CDs she wants are free on her Russian website. A Christmas miracle...? #

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In light of the separation between Summit and Catherine Hardwicke, I have selected a few directors who I think might have potential to do a good job with New Moon:

I am also disturbed by this news.  I was a proponent of removing Hardwicke from the project.  But all this drama is making my tummy upset.  I wasn't satisfied with her work, but I hope that Summit isn't going to make things worse... I hope her departure wasn't a mistake.  Ugh.


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