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A King Comes Riding

June 2nd, 2009 (05:38 pm)

"My son, ask for thyself another kingdom, for that which I leave is too small for thee." -- King Phillip of Macedonia to his son, Alexander The Great.

Jacob Warringer Jaconetti
1:07 PM
19 1/2"
7 lbs, 14 oz.

Mom and Baby are both doing great. Pictures later.

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Seriously, This is Important

January 10th, 2009 (04:51 pm)

current mood: amazed!

If you read only one of my posts all year, make it this one.

Yeah, it's a big dealCollapse )

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From The Desk Of Ljacone

December 11th, 2008 (09:05 am)

To: Larry Brown, Head Coach; Michael Jordan, Director of Basketball
CC: Bob Johnson, Owner
Re: Trading Richardson and Dudley for Bell, Diaw, and Singletary

What the hell?


Ljacone (LJ)

Vaultkeeper_Luke [userpic]

What the Ljacone?!

November 24th, 2008 (09:42 pm)

current mood: confused

Man, I sound really whiny in that last post. I don't know why I got all choked up, but I tell ya, you should never post when you're emotional. Yeesh, it sounds like I regressed like 6 years in a single post! Forget that!

Vaultkeeper_Luke [userpic]

Emotional Resonance

November 21st, 2008 (09:45 am)

I was reading something today and it made reference to Maurice Sendak’s
Where The Wild Things Are. So that got me thinking about the book (which
of course I had as a kid) and what it means, and I quickly looked up the
text online and re-read it for the first time in many many years.

When I got to "But the wild things cried, "Oh please don’t go- we’ll eat
you up- we love you so!"" I started crying. I'm not really sure why. I'm
tearing up as I type this. Clearly there's something in these words which
is really effecting me and I don't know what it is.

The only thing I can think of is how cruelly and harshly I have treated
those who care about me and love over my lifetime and how undeserving of
their love I am. I'm just glad that today is an Off Friday and thus
there's no one here at work to hear me crying.

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The 11th Ljacone

November 11th, 2008 (08:35 am)

Today, all you Americans, find yourself a Veteran and shake his or her
hand and thank them for helping keep the greatest nation in the world safe
and free. I know I did.

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The Ljacone After

November 5th, 2008 (09:55 am)

Well, at least it was settled pretty early.

I'm going to say the same thing I said in 2004: I hope that this country
can move forward, and that all this talk of "unity" is not just a bunch of
political baloney. I don't know if it is or isn't, but I hope it is. We
shall see. Furthermore I hope that the industry my present job is in is
not bankrupted or regulated into submission.

Maybe I am "naive" or "simple" but this is the greatest country in the
world. And I consider myself an American above all else. So bring it on,
Dems. Show me that you are serving your country and not yourselves.

Vaultkeeper_Luke [userpic]

Hardcourt Ljacone -- Goaltending?

October 29th, 2008 (09:46 am)


Fox Sports is splitting the FSN South Feed into three regions (South,
Tennessee, and Carolinas), with FSN Carolinas hosting the Hurricanes and
Bobcats. SportSouth will continue to be broadcast throughout the region.
(You ask me this was long overdue, as FSN South was the largest of Fox's
regional sports nets insofar as served viewers, and also contained the
most amout of teams, from the sheer volume of states covered coupled with
the increased density of pro teams in the region.)

The real test will be tomorrow night. The Hurricanes are at St. Louis at
8:30 on FSN, and the Bobcats (according to the broadcast schedule) are at
Cleveland at 7:00 on SportSouth. I have every confidence that the
Hurricanes will be on, but I have serious doubts for the 'Cats. Still,
here's hoping! *crosses fingers*

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The Nerd-Rage of Ljacone

October 29th, 2008 (08:08 am)

I think I have crossed some sort of nerd-threshold.

Last night, I became very angry while watching an episode of Doctor Who.
The old Doctor Who.

Yeah, I rented Vengeance on Varos last night, and in the first episode
when the guard slaps Peri across the face, I got pissed off. What the
hell, man? Of course, this story features prisoners being tortured on
television for the entertainment of the masses, slapping Peri? That's
crossing the line!

I fear that I have now become too far gone to be saved from the black
hole-esque cone of nerdery.

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Hardcourt Ljacone -- Denied!

October 28th, 2008 (05:11 pm)

Ya know, I don't ask for much. New comic books to read on Wednesday. A
good meal at night with my wife. A warm bed to sleep in. And the chance,
nay, the opportunity to watch my NBA team on television.

Apparently, wanting to see the Charlotte Bobcats on television is akin to
squeezing blood from a stone.

In South Carolina (in fact, most of the Southeast) we are served by two
allied regional sports networks: FSN South, and SportSouth, which used to
be Turner South for those who remember such things. And signed with FSN
South and SportSouth are, in no particular order, the NHL's Carolina
Hurricanes and Atlanta Thrashers, and the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and
Charlotte Bobcats. The Canes play exclusive on FSN South, the Thrashers
are exclusive to SportSouth, and the Hawks and 'Cats split between the two

Now. I live in South Carolina. Upstate South Carolina at that. I am
much closer to North Carolina than I am to Georgia, whether by driving
distance or as the crow flies. So the fact that I get the Hurricanes
games on FSN South makes sense. But I cannot figure out why the heck I
get the Thrashers games on SportSouth instead of the Bobcats. Huh?!

I mean, I know as a relocated Yankee I love me some hockey, but uhm?
Carolina? Not Georgia? NBA Hoops? Bobcats? Orange and Blue? Please? I
just want to watch the Bobcats for crying out loud. Since the team joined
the league I have seen a total -- a TOTAL -- of 6 games on television.
Nevermind the ridiculous job that Stern did in not giving them any
national games for TWO YEARS. But when they have a deal with the local
regional sports channel, I should be able to watch them on the LOCAL

I guess it truly is too much to ask.

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