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Originally posted by nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1st 2012

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 1, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 1, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry," according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
07 June 2012 @ 12:27 pm

I went to a Walk the Moon show on Tuesday and it was pretty fun. A lot of hipsters, but the crowd was energetic and so was the band. They played White Winter Hymnal and a couple of people were crowdsurfing to that, which was pretty weird and kind of awesome.

I'm starting to think I'm getting too old for shows like these though. I love the energy and the atmosphere but I woke up slightly sore and I had to go to class the next day. I never thought I'd relish the thought of going to a concert with seats and no waiting in line for 2+ hours. Well, at least the One Direction concert I'm going to has seats... I'm pretty sure.
19 December 2011 @ 02:14 pm
I just saw Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Where are all the angsty Holmes/Watson fics?
16 March 2011 @ 11:12 pm
This has probably been all over everybody's flist, but I figure it doesn't hurt to boost the signal.

Please consider making a contribution to help those affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Check out help_japan if you want to bid on various good stuff people are offering. If that's not your thing and still want to donate, help_japan's links post and Charity Navigator might be able to help out with deciding where to donate if you're undecided.

Onto more frivolous news, I know this is two weeks too late, but...bag meme!

I got this bag on ebay and even though it's second hand, I really like it. It's light, it's durable (so far) and most importantly, it can hold a lot of crap.

1. water bottle - I don't have a fancy water bottle so I just wash and reuse this one
2. Samsung Vibrant phone
3. hand lotion - got as a gift
4. lipbalm
5. gum
6. keys with flash drive and super useful mini flashlight
7. Little Otsu planner with my favorite pen Pilot G2 in .38mm
8. powder for my oily face
9. hair clip to keep overgrown bangs out of my eyes
10. lipstick
11. compact with brush
12. Cole Haan wallet - got this one secondhand (again) from my mom.

That's not including random bits of candy and lint in the bag. :D
28 January 2011 @ 09:15 pm
Listening again to some Mumford and Sons. I haven't listened to them in a while and I don't know why. Here are two of my favorite vids:

This is really the vid that made me fall in love with them. Marcus looks so young. He's shy, you guys!

I think I was listening to this song almost nonstop several of months ago. I love how Marcus's voice is a little bit raspier now.
30 July 2010 @ 09:22 pm

I just got Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert today. I bought it hoping to make it a summer staple since I only really have Un Jardin Sur Le Nil for hot summer days. It seemed like the kind of thing I would like.

It's a very fresh, crisp, and dry scent and I can see why this would be good for summer. But to me or I guess on me, the opening notes are very sour and sharp. It only really mellows out after 20 minutes and even then it's not something I really love. I like that it stays close to the skin, but it also disappears pretty quickly.

Since I got a tester bottle, I bought for a pretty low price so I'm not too bummed out. The problem is I now have a huge bottle of it. I think I might do what my grandma does to her perfumes and put this one in the fridge. I have a feeling that I'll like it much more when spritzing it cold.
14 February 2010 @ 05:28 pm
Happy Chinese New Year/Valentine's Day/Anna Howard Shaw Day!

We were going to go to Chinatown today, but we all got lazy so I just sat on the couch and caught up with all the shows I missed during the week. White Collar stuffCollapse )

Korean BBQ yesterday was so good, but my little sis had an allergic to something that she ate there. :( We still don't know what it was, but I'm sad that she won't be back there until we figure out what it was. It's a shame since she really liked it there.

Lastly, I'm thinking of making a desk similar to something I saw at Instructables, but I don't know if I can find the materials and tools I need. Must ponder on this some more...

Anyway, I hope everyone has a good Chinese New Year/Valentine's/Anna Howard Shaw Day!
06 February 2010 @ 10:37 am
My love for White Collar has been restored. I just saw the new episode and within the first few minutes, I was aww-ing at Neal, Peter and Elizabeth. Now I have to go find me some White Collar threesome fics!
08 January 2010 @ 03:08 pm
Um, the cookie that I just ate a piece of had what looked like spiderwebs covering the lower half of it. Gross! It was individually wrapped and there were no holes in the wrapper that I could see. Shows me what I thought.

Gah, this is what I get for not paying attention more closely.
26 December 2009 @ 12:02 am
I just spent a total of $90 I probably shouldn't have on these two dresses from Bloomingdales. Um, I'm just going to write it of as a present to myself? And I can always return it?

I've never really bought dresses or clothes online before. I've always just looked, so hopefully this experience turns out well. Can you tell how hard I'm trying to reassure myself? :P