Saturday, October 15, 2005

All about me and some other stuff too

1) Bold what is true about you.

2) Italicize what you wish was true about you.

3) Add one true thing about you to the end of the list.

4) Tag five LJ friends

-I miss somebody right now.
-I don't watch much TV these days.
-I own lots of books.
-I wear glasses or contact lenses.
-I love to play video games.
-I've tried marijuana.
-I've watched porn movies.

-I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship.
-I believe honesty is usually always the best policy.
-I curse sometimes.
-I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.
-I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
-I have broken someone's bones.
-I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal.
-I hate the rain.
-I'm paranoid at times.
-I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
-I need/want money right now.
-I love sushi.
-I talk really, really fast.
-I have fresh breath in the morning.
-I have long hair.
-I have lost money in Las Vegas.
-I have at least one sibling.

-I was born in a country outside of the U.S.
-I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
-I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
-I like the way that I look.
-I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months.
-I am usually pessimistic.
-I have a lot of mood swings.
-I think prostitution should be legalized.
-I slept with a roommate.
-I have a hidden talent.
-I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have.
-I have a lot of friends.
-I am currently single.

-I have pecked someone of the same sex.
-I enjoy talking on the phone.
-I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
-I love to shop and/or window shop.
-I'm obsessed with my Xanga or Livejournal.
-I don't hate anyone. I dislike them.
-I'm a pretty good dancer.
-I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
-I have a cell phone.
-I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
-I've rejected someone before.
-I currently like /love someone.
-I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.

-I want to have children in the future.
-I have changed a diaper before.
-I've called the cops on a friend before.
-I'm not allergic to anything.
-I have a lot to learn.
-I am shy around the opposite sex.

-I’m online 24/7, even as an away message.
-I have at least 5 away messages saved.
-I have tried alcohol or drugs before.
-I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
-I own the "South Park" movie.

-I have avoided assignments at work/school to be on Xanga or Livejournal.
-I enjoy some country music.
-I would die for my best friends.
-I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist.
-I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
-Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
-I have (")dated(") a close friend's ex.
-I am happy at this moment.
-I’m obsessed with guys.
-Liberal Democrat
-Conservative Republican.
-I am punk rockish.
-I go for older guys/girls, not younger.

-I study for tests most of the time.
-I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I’ve ever met.
-I can work on a car.
-I love my job.
-I am comfortable with who I am right now.
-I have more than just my ears pierced.
-I walk barefoot wherever I can.
-I have jumped off a bridge.
-I love sea turtles.
-I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup.
-I plan on achieving a major goal/dream.
-I am proficient on a musical instrument.
-I hate office jobs.
-I went to college out of state.
-I am adopted.
-I am a pyro.
-I have thrown up from crying too much.
-I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
-I fall for the worst people and have been hurt every time.
-I adore bright colors.

-I usually like covers better than originals.
-I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays.
-I can pick up things with my toes
-I can't whistle.
-I have ridden/owned a horse.
-I still have every journal I’ve ever written in.
-I talk in my sleep.
-I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century.
-I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
-I wear a toe ring.
-I have a tattoo.
-I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
-I am a caffeine junkie.
-I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all.
-If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder.
-I cosplayed or know what cosplaying is.
-I have been to over 15 conventions.
-I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
-I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner.
-I'm an artist.
-I am ambidextrous.
-I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed.
-If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony.
-I have terrible teeth.
-I hate my toes.
-I did this Meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me.
-I have more friends on the internet than in real life.
-I have lived in either three different states or countries.
-I am extremely flexible.
-I love hugs more than kisses.
-I want to own my own business.
-I smoke.
-I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.
-Nobody has ever said I'm normal.
-Sad movies, games, fics and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then.
-I am proficient in the use of many types firearms and combat weapons.
-I like the way women look in stylized men's suits.
-I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me.
-I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.
-I have played strip poker with someone else before.

-I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help.
-I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.
-I can't stand being alone.
-I have at least one obsession at any given time.
-I weigh myself, pee/poo, and then weigh myself again.
-I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment.
-I'm a judgmental asshole.
-I'm a HUGE drama-queen.
-I have traveled on more than one continent.
-I sometimes wish my father would just disappear.
-I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.
-I am a Libertarian.
-I could speak more than one language.
-I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.
-I would rather read than watch TV.
-I like reading fact more than fiction.
-I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.
-I have no piercings.
-I'm afraid everyone will realize I'm a fraud.
-I have spent the night in a train station or other public place.
-I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.
-I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night.
-There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may/may not have cried over it.
-I like most animals better than most people.
-I own a collection of retro games consoles.
-The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver.
-I have hit someone with a dead fish.
-I have written/read erotic stories.
-I am compulsively honest.
-I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired.
-I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers. And not been ashamed.
-I have gone from wishing I was a boy to revelling in being a girl to feeling like a boy again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex.
-I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders.
-I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.
-I find it impossibe to get to sleep without some kind of music on.
- I'm way too sexual/kinky than most of my sexual partners can handle.
-I dislike milk.
-I obsessively wash my hands.
-I always carry that something significant around with me.
-I listen to more songs in Japanese than in English.
-I am crazy obsessed with making my high school transcript look impressive.
-I had an argument with someone over LiveJournal or Msn who was in the same room as me for over 4 hours.
-I compare myself to others too often.
-I think people look beautiful when they cry.
-I often don't even know how I feel, let alone can explain it.
-I am not Bill Cosby
-I adore television sitcoms from the 80s and 90s

Friday, September 16, 2005

More FUN than SuDoku

Hobo: Come on down, you're the next contestant on "Spare Some Change"....ooh, that went over well....


Friday, September 09, 2005

Does this happen to you?

I'm going on holiday in a few weeks to Spain. I was able to get a good deal on flights + hotel through the airline company we use at work for travel, so I decided to take a long weekend and head to Madrid.

So the other day at lunchtime one of the guys at work asked me if I had any holidays planned for the autumn and I said Yes, actually, I'm off to Madrid in October.

This led to thirty minutes of discussion (very little of it by me!!) regarding the time I had chosen to go, my choice of hotel, the length of the holiday, what I planned to do, and generally everythign they could think of that I might have got wrong. I was told that the hotel would be near loud nightclubs and that would bother me. I was told that I wasn't going for long enough, although I was also informed I was going at completely the wrong time of year.

Despite my assurances to all SEVEN of these people that I had carefully selected the time and place of this holiday and was PERFECTLY HAPPY WITH IT, they are all sure I will be terribly dissapointed - and if I were to take their advice I would have a much better time.

So I'm wondering: does this happen to you? Do people think you are too stupid or uniformed to make intelligent decisions? Why do people care so much?

I'm curious. Feel free to comment. But not at the end of October because I'll be in Madrid in a shabby hotel at the wrong time of year.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It's FOZZY BEAR, not Fuzzy Bear.....

I've never been a forum reader or poster, but I am a huge West Wing fan and religiously read the re-caps on Television Without Pity. Have you seen this site? If not, GO THERE NOW. I can't get all the American shows I would like to watch (and disparage) in the UK, but TWOP has answered my prayers: long, involved, sarcastic, inside-joke-filled, funny re-caps of all my favourite shows (and the "Shows in PH" area has untold numbers of shows no longer in production like Sports Night). Ah, the countless hours of "work time" I have spent reading re-caps and feeling like I'm a little closer to home. *sigh*

Anyway, long way around: I found an ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS forum for any West Wing Fan. If you click on West Wing Forums, then Steam Trunk Pipe Distribution Venue, there is a forum called "Everything I need to Know I learned from the West Wing."

It is pages and pages and pages long and just groovy. The game is that the person who started it said something she learned f rom watching the West Wing. Then she suggested a topic. The next person had to say something he learned on that topic from watching WW, and suggest the next topic. And so on and so forth.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Just for the record.......

Pure Nerd
78 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 30% Dork
Anyone suprised? Show of hands No one? Okay then.

I prefer to see myself as the headmaster.....

It isn't that I don't belong, its just that I belong too much! I would be the uniter, the one to bring everyone together under the banner of the 'Wart. Really.
Ok, fine, snap my wand in half.........

You scored 24% Slytherin, 36% Ravenclaw, 40% Gryffindor, and 24% Hufflepuff!

Are you sure that you belong at Hogwarts? You show no defined personal characteristics and therefore no house preference. Perhaps you should seriously consider a lucrative career in dentistry or tax preparation -- or allow the Sorting Hat to redetermine your place at a later date.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Obviously a History major......

I went to buy a new pair of black Chucks today as mine are getting a bit worn and not so much good for work anymore.

Two stores did not have size seven.

The third:

"Um, no I'm sorry, we are all sold out of size seven in black. Would you like pink?"

"No thank you I wanted black. Can you order them for me?"

"Oh, certainly" (type type type) "Hmmm, we don'tseem to have any in a seven at any of our stores."


"I can offer you a size six. It's only one size smaller."

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pardon me, can you direct me to the Field of Dreams?

Read this book: American Gothic by Steven Biel.

It is a "life" of the painting and it is just wonderful.

Biel explores the creation of the painting, the initial reaction, the painting as an icon, and the subsequent parodies.

Short and sweet - definitely worth a look.

Why are people so stupid?

Ok, it looks like I will be using this blog to rant against the world.

So not what I envisioned.

Question: if you notice someone waiting next to you for the train, and that person is carrying a cup of hot coffee and also a briefcase and another shopping bag, do you then think it is a good idea to shove that person out of the way, spilling the coffee on them, when the train arrives? No, I didn't think so either.

Question two: how do you get coffee out of a silk shirt?