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Writer's Block: Who's your daddy?  
09:07pm 15/10/2010
 
 
lexafalu
What famous person from history would you have liked to have as a parent, and why?


As embarassing as this is, I'll admit that I used to wish Richard Dean Anderson was my dad. He is the actor who was McGuyver and then General O'Neil on Stargate SG-1. I thought he was a nice, upstanding guy and would really work on being a good dad to me. I thought I could learn a lot from him.
 
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a letter to Simon & Schuster  
07:02am 15/04/2010
 
 
lexafalu
I have recently purchased the book "Sarek" by A.C. Crispin through Amazon for my Kindle. I usually "purchase" more free books than priced ones since I'm such a voracious reader, but this book was one I was willing to pay for. I made this decision based on the $8.99 price tag. Then I got my e-receipt from Amazon and found that I had been charged sales tax as well.

I understand that legally there are some states in which you must charge sales tax. But please realize that your company is now the only publisher that stands out in my mind; you're "the one that costs 'extra'". I will be watching for your books in the future so that I don't have the same feeling I did from this one.

I'm really into Star Trek's Vulcans lately and would like to read more books on them. Please do all you can to lower your books' price tag so that combined with the tax it's not such a shock.

Also, I noticed that Kindle's "Text to Speech" is disabled for this book. It doesn't really affect my decision to buy, but that does influence how I respond to the price. Part of my work day is massive amounts of mindless data entry; I greatly enjoy listening to books while I do it then reading regularly during breaks and before and after work.

I understand that you have all sorts of contractual obligations, but effort to address these issues would be appreciated. I make an effort to not be one of those annoying assholes spitting fire about how someone or something is wrong or has wronged me. Just... do what you can for one of your readers.

Thank you!

(feedback I sent them through their website)
 
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best quote  
12:41pm 13/04/2010
 
 
lexafalu
"That's unsanitary; just because I might be mean doesn't mean I'm unclean."
 
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20100129  
08:16am 29/01/2010
 
 
lexafalu
Today's awesome thing is work. Honestly, I swear it. I've been working steadily at a temp government job since October. It whoops my ass, but seriously pays the bills. I'm so grateful!
 
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9/25/2009  
10:09am 25/09/2009
 
 
lexafalu
Today's positive thing is: (fanfare!) CANDY APPLES. I love candy apples. My coworker brought one to work and she cut it up and shared. Sharing is caring and they are so delicious. I have to go buy a card during lunch, so I'll see if the pharmacy has apples, too. Oh, yum! I haven't been to the grocery store in awhile so I kind of forgot that it was that season already.
 
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9/24/2009  
03:48pm 24/09/2009
 
 
lexafalu
Netflix. I would die without it. It's just best for satisfying those cravings I get where I decide to watch some random actors ENTIRE filmography.
 
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8/22/2009  
03:16pm 22/08/2009
 
 
lexafalu
This!

 
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8/20/2009  
12:24pm 20/08/2009
 
 
lexafalu
Blogging About Minutiae!!!

I started a(nother) blog. This one is just about clothes, though. I've been thinking around and around, but didn't want to clog up my lj. http://mylolicloset.blogspot.com/ This may work out to be a very positive thing.
 
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8/12/2009  
02:13pm 12/08/2009
 
 
lexafalu
Friends Page; most awesome thing, ever! I tried to read my Friends Page for the first time in a long time. People on EGL had questions about sold out prints and some ladies on WoW need more healers in their guild for raids. Then some chick told a horrible gross story about having sex with her boyfriend while on her period. What makes this such a positive thing (and awesome beyond belief) is that I didn't realize that I was reading a post from the Too Much Info community. I was sitting here thinking, "what the hell does that have to do with World of Warcraft?!"

Diverse Interests = awesome streams on your Friends Page! ;)
 
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8/9/2009  
09:04pm 09/08/2009
 
 
lexafalu
This best thing about today was Killer Bunnies. I went to the park to play the game "Killer Bunnies and the Quest for the Magic Carrot" with a friend. We are addicted to this game and keep buying expansion packs. It's a card game, but we end up with a huge spread as we play. Basically you try to collect bunnies and Carrots, while killing your opponent's bunnies and stealing their Carrots. They try to do the same and hilarity ensues. This game is stupidly awesome because of the weapons you aim at the bunnies. There's Ice Picks, Steel Jaws, BBQing hillbillies, and alien abductions. I got hit bad; my bunnies were slaughtered! It was awesome.
 
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