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I can has delegation? [11 Feb 2008|09:47am]
I went to the Democratic caucus on Saturday as a man. I returned as an Obama delegate. While it isn't nearly as impressive as it sounds I am still excited. I am one of ~2000 Democratic delegates selected during Saturday's Washington caucuses. This number will be pared down to 70 delegates (plus 27 delegates already selected or who will be selected in other ways) who will represent the party during the Democratic National Convention in Denver this August.

I plan to delegate as hard as I can and see where it takes me!!
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[25 Jan 2008|11:47am]
Last night my wife surprised me with a ticket to see Play! A Video Game Symphony and it was spectacular. I highly recommend seeing it if it comes to your town. The only disappointment: I didn't see Link in attendance... maybe he's going to the Saturday Matinee?
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big bread! [03 Oct 2007|08:54pm]

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Wiiiiiiiiiiii [07 Dec 2006|09:29am]
I got a Wii for my birthday, thanks to my sister standing outside Walmart at 4:30a yesterday!!!

Things learned so far:
- New motion sensing control system is great. So fun! I can't imagine how hard it was to make it 'feel right'. Sorry Sony/Microsoft but jamming more hardware into a box does not a successful console make.
- Never get in a boxing ring with Gina. In boxing her motto is 'Float like a bubblecake, sting them where they pee'. It's a good thing they don't call low blows in that game.
- I should have called in sick today. I have acute Zelda deficiency.
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random internet! [05 Oct 2006|03:30pm]
What is the significance of the unicorn meat?
A. Could it be edible?
B. Raw meat is not very sanitary (or appetizing). Wouldn't it be better to cook it? (The ray gun is great for this sort of thing.)
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Say Uncle [08 Sep 2006|03:29am]
Yesterday evening/this morning I witnessed the drug-free natural birth of my new niece, Lavinia Joyce Rubatino. My amazing sister gave birth to the beautiful baby at 12:14am on 8th September 2006. It was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced and proved that the miracle of childbirth is just that: miraculous - especially when no drugs/doctors are involved.

Large photo of me and LaviniaCollapse )
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A special report [29 Aug 2006|11:49am]
Last weekend we ventured to The Gorge to enjoy some camping and a performance by 'Teh Tools' starring Maynard James Keenan. I knew to expect the unexpected when my receipt for our campsite arrived with the following misspelling in late June:

Order Inventory:

Product: August 26, Tools Come Early
Product: August 27, Event Night Tools

Hooray! We're going to the 'The Tools'!

After a pleasant car ride we arrived at our destination, the Wild Horse Campground, early Saturday afternoon. We were expecting another strong showing by the Seattle hipster elite as was the case for the Sasquatch Festival earlier this summer but it quickly became apparent that the campground, at least for the weekend, was serving as the epicenter of central washington hubris. So instead of Seattle Hipster displays of Neil Diamond sing-alongs and frisbee flinging we were subjected to beer bongs, american flags, naked girls-gone-wild on golfcarts and inter-family arguments straight from a Fox reality show.

The uncontested 'winners' of the weekend were our campsite neighbors who arrived in 3 vans all decorated with text directing young women to expose their tater tots. The flagship vehicle, a black van with a wheelchair ramp for the disabled wheelchair-bound fellow of the troupe featured the following phrases: (on the window which the wheelchair faced out of) 'I WANT 2 C BOOBS [drawing of the Tool crescent wrench]', 'IF IT FITZWELL - TOOL' (Fitzwell must be the family name, I have no idea what this phrase is supposed to mean), 'TOOL OR BUST [crude drawing of breasts]' and 'TARD CAR 2 TOOL'. Not content to leave a job half done the wheelchair itself also had a sign on the back reading 'FLASH YOUR BOOBIES!!!'.

This family really loves Tool - more specifically, they love Undertow. So great is their love for Undertow that playing the entire album over and over again is the only way they can face the world. We heard them play Undertow from start to finish more than 10 times in 24 hours, and we were asleep or away from the campground for at least 10 hours during that span. Apart from the nearby campsite playing Alice in Chains we heard nothing but Tool for the entire weekend. I suppose there are worse fates, but as we got ready to go the actual concert I found myself hoping that 'The Tools' were going to do a cover-only set so we could hear something else.

Luckily, the show was so great that I completely forgot about having heard every song in the set several times in the preceding day. Maynard was belting out the lyrics and Danny Carey was, as usual, putting every other drummer on earth to shame. Combined with the great stage aesthetic and light/laser/projector show the concert is firmly cemented as one of my favorites of all time.

The weekend concluded with a cabaret over my biscuits and gravy on Monday morning. Somehow the keys to the 'tard car 2 tool' had become locked inside of the van, igniting a drama bomb. The matriarch of the aforementioned winning family decided that she'd had enough of 'all the bullshit' and wasn't having any more of it from her 'asshole' offspring. She stated that she 'won't be around for long' for her children to 'give her shit' and that she was 'getting the fuck out of here'. Someone then noticed that one of the windows was rolled down and the crisis was averted as the mother, clothed in a denim skirt and camo tube top did indeed get the fuck out of there.
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[16 Aug 2006|10:39am]
For everyone who keeps bugging me to get a myspace, I created one so you can declare victory: Please do not visit it.

In other news, I am boring but I heart C++ programming so I don't care. If I could make a blanket out of Paul and Shannon I would seriously consider it. We got a new car which runs on diesel so my new favorite website is

peak oil mutually assured destruction creutzfeldt-jakob disease the terrorists have the one ring

or how about we all calm down and try to be happy?
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[28 Apr 2006|05:31pm]
Paul inspired me to go to the park after work to do some homework!

C++ Programming and the Seattle skyline!

My mobile office that I keep in the back of the car AT ALL TIMES.
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simple pleasures [12 Apr 2006|12:08pm]
I just changed my work computer's desktop background to this. My life now feels complete.
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[16 Dec 2005|08:59pm]
This post is being brought to you, live, over the internet.

Last weekend I had many birthday surprises and each was more awesome than the last. The pinnacle of birthday delight was delivered by none other than seasecret and olsch who managed to get me not only to the Seahawks-49ers game, but on to the sidelines of Qwest Field during the game. I got to rub elbows with the 2 feet of air between me and the elbows of Shaun "I never meet a cutback lane I didn't like" Alexander and Matt "Fancy footwork for a white guy" Hasselbeck. Not to mention Paul Allen, Mike Holmgren and the rest of the Seahawks. In addition to this, I also got some bourbon and many other fabulous prizes.

During the game, there was a white-trashy guy a few rows ahead of us who was really into the game... REALLY into it!! He was on his feet the entire time, gesticulating to the point of spilling beer all over those around him. In short, he was hella awesome. He also came up with the best taunt-song I've ever heard at a sporting event:

I've got a girlfriend, and I hate that bitch
her name are the 49ers!!!!


Other notable events of recent memory include eating crepes and finally reuiniting with rasik and warrend for some of what I like to call "kicking it old style, y'all".

Nearly three months since my last livejournal post? How the boring-as-hell have fallen.

This is Tony Flint, signing off.
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This is the day, this is the hour, this is [19 Sep 2005|11:51am]
Yesterday, seasecretMelissa and I went over to ginaberrryginacake's apartment to watch some football. I ate soup and a sandwich and they forced me to use the foot spa. It seemed really wrong to use a foot spa while watching the seahawks give me an ulcer. Maybe if the spa had been filled with bud light or tacos or something it wouldn't seem so wrong.

Is it thursday yet?
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[16 Sep 2005|10:08am]
Last night I had some Belgian ale. Shortly afterwards, a large dog ran into the bar. Faced with this circumstance, I had some more Belgian ale. It was highly awesome.

Melissa and I are trying to find a house/condo to buy. One thing has become abundantly clear during this process: Seattle is full of rich people who like to buy houses for tens of thousands of dollars more than they are listed for. I don't really know any rich people in Seattle, so I have decided to blame aliens for this. Soon this city will be full of space jerks and all the real people will have to move to Tacoma, which is pretty lame. Actually it is really lame.
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I blame gina for this [25 May 2005|09:28am]
Is it just me, or should "THE CRANES" really be calling themselves "THE CuReANES featuring a 6 day old Robert Smith on vocals" ?

Not that I don't like it - I'm just sayin...

Nevermind; I just realized I was listening to a song of theirs that was remixed by The Cure (aka 'Teh Tacos starring Robert Smith').
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Oolong's protege is upon you!!!! [18 May 2005|11:54am]

And who could forget the classic postCollapse )
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What [18 May 2005|08:45am]
This year, Melissa and I bought a 16 game pack of Mariner's tickets to satisfy our need for baseball. We're 4 games through it, and here are some interesting statistics so far:


Wins: 4
Runs: 22
Walks: 18
Annoying fans: 10293 (1 annoying angels fan, 10292 fucking annoying fucking yankee fans)


Wins: 0
Runs: 6
Walks: 5
Runners left on base: 52

Personal statistics:

Foodstuffs consumed:

$9.00 beers: 1
Peanuts: 435
Kettle corn: 1/2 pound
Sunflower seeds: I don't count these
Ice cream in a little plastic helmet: 1
Dixie's BBQ hotlink + chicken + 'the man' hot sauce: 2
Polish dogs from the stand outside the ballpark which has always played the same god damn song on a loop at every game I've ever been to ever: 1, with onions and dijon mustard (I want me a yella dog)


Number of times:

I heckled Derek Jeter and he then struck out: 1
I heckled A-Rod and he then hit a home run: 1
The #1 annoying yankee fan bitch stopped talking during the game: 0
The #1 annoying yankee fan bitch stood up right in front of me before a play was over: 203
I asked the #1 annoying yankee fan bitch to sit down: 1
I realized that I must have had some 'the man' hot sauce residue on my finger while taking out my contacs: 1
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[25 Mar 2005|03:19pm]
That last post was brought to you by the spirit of

I was victimized, much like Jack Torrance was taken over by the Overlook Hotel. The results were also similar in both cases: fun and general good times all around.
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Someone please shoot me in the head. [24 Mar 2005|08:05pm]
No nine inch nails.
No the mars volta.
No days off.
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[28 Feb 2005|09:47am]

You remember the northwest, right? Portland? Vancouver? Seattle?

Don't tell me you're playing in San Diego twice and not once at any of the 'big three' northwest destinations. I waited for another tour since 2001 for this?

Sounds like I may have to reconsider my decision to not go to Coachella this year.
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To HST [22 Feb 2005|11:04am]
Of all the things I learned from you, I think the most valuable lesson has been to value the absurd and question the normal.

Buy the ticket, take the ride.
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