Saturday, May 31, 2003

Ephesians 6:10-19

the picnic was great fun, as usual..
the weather turned out to be nice..
Johnson called me a "mister" again..
had two 150 mL freezies.. SO huge (and cold..)
yup, had a nice time all around :)

yipes.. I have to memorize Ephesians 6:10-19 before tomorrow!
hope I can do it, indeed..

(where the heck did that printout go?)

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Awana picnic

Awana picnic today.. it's be fun!
appears to be nice weather, too..
so we likely won't have a repeat of two years ago..

Anita was telling the kids a creation story (or Noah's Ark)..
the weather wasn't that great to start with..
then it suddenly started raining just as she mentioned RAIN..
talk about yer object lessons ;)


Mandarin and Erin's embarrassing stories

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANDREW.. I hope you have a good one today! :) You did SO well in Awana.. very fast learner.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSICA.. I hope you have a good one today! :) You're so cute, and I hope you remain well.

had a great time out with friends.. very elementary Mandarin and embarrassing stories (mostly involving Erin :P) seemed to be the two big themes of the night..

and here's a totally random question..
how DO Australians speak Mandarin?
can anyone fill me in? Sean or Spoz perhaps? :P

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Friday, May 30, 2003

Interesting music books

my brother has all these interesting music books..

Nicholas Slominsky's Musical Anecdotes
Lindsay Terry's The Sacrifice of Praise: Stories Behind the Greatest Praise and Worship Songs of All Time
Michael Barclay, Ian A.D. Jack, and Jason Schneider's Have Not Been The Same: The CanRock Renaissance
Ben Fong-Torres' Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll (yep, the Rolling Stone writer dude..)

(this is just a very small sample of the stuff he has around the house, too.. so much stuff, so little time..)

so, when do I get to read them? whenever I'm around here, which is like once a week.. maybe I'll borrow the books, and keep them for at least 1½ years ;) (he's kept at least a few of my CDs that long..)

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Talking to only a few people

there are all these people on my IM lists..
yet, I only regularly talk to a few of them..
I don't know if that's a good thing or not..

maybe I just talk to people I'm ultra-comfortable with?
that's definitely a good thing to me..
and hopefully I'm not irritating! ;)


Thursday, May 29, 2003

Phobia List

here's a whole bunch of things to fear..

The Phobia List

be afraid.. be VERY afraid..
mwahahahahaha :P

(note: I'm not making fun of these phobias..
or of people who happen to have them..
just an interesting site, is all..)


Spoz makes me amused.. here are some more quizzes!

All I have to say is..



You are lonely, but don't worry; Your computer will never judge you. Just do not attempt to socialise with those nasty humans.

the quiz...OF DEATH
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super sneaky
Super sneaky - you'd be able to depants a man in his sleep.

The Sneakiness Quiz
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You're alive!

The REALLY rAnd0M quiz
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You're Straight. You love the ladies, belching, and partying. GOOD JOB!!!
You're Straight!! Gay people bother you with their good taste in interior decorating and shoes. Good job!

Sexuality Quiz
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Well, I don't like the LADIES... :P
But the rest of it could be accurate. ;)

diseased scrubby
You are a diseased Mr. Scrubby guy. YOU QUEEKE and that is pretty awesome.

The Useless Quiz
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You're potato soup. You don't stick out, but you're definitely your own person. You don't press your opinions on other people, but quietly do what you believe is right. You may not have a lot of friends, but you're very complete in yourself. Not your typical soup.

The Soup Quiz
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Evil Bitch! You're a little over the top aggressive. You get what you want and when you want it, but in a sort of respectful, "Don't mess with me, asshole" way.

Bitch Quiz
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You're dating a scary Russian, picture-taking chickie. Be careful...

another which Pumpkin are you? quiz
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You're Jo, the spirited rebel who loves to write. You're creative, intelligent, and hate change.

The Little Women Quiz
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You did it out of isolation... You realized you didn't have a chance being with the popular kids anyway, so you decided to tell all of them to go fuck themselves. I consider you real.

The how did you become so punk? quiz
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You're actually really old, but don't look it, as you are an evil Sorceress. You have bumbling minions who can't do anything right. You're always cranky and bitchy, and want the handsome prince all to yourself.

Rhapsody Quiz
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Wow, you're up to date on the ways of proper music!

The Music Quiz
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white sock
You are a white sock. You're pretty straitlaced and predictable.

Sock Quiz
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I'm sorry, but you play the part of a loser in this society. It's still a position, and loser is not necessarily something to be ashamed of. You are the one who yearns for friends, yet seems to have none. Poor you.

Stereotype Quiz
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You are Freya, Norse Goddess of Beauty and leader of the Valkyries of Valhalla.

Goddess Quiz
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Wednesday, May 28, 2003


has anyone seen the new Jim Carrey movie Bruce Almighty yet? here's a slightly weird news item related to the film..


They think it's a joke to call God. They're driving a Pinellas Park, Fla., woman nuts -- not to mention the employees at a Denver radio station, and an elderly lady in South Carolina.

The St. Petersburg Times reports for these poor folks, the phone rings at all hours -- and callers ask: "Is God there?" or "God?" Then they chuckle and hang up.

The box office hit Bruce Almighty is to blame. In one scene, God (Morgan Freeman) pages Bruce (Jim Carrey) and leaves a number, which flashes on Bruce's pager and on the movie screen.

Since it's a real phone number.. folks who dial it, wherever they are.. are getting real people answering, the paper says.

Dawn Jenkins (of Pinellas Park) saw the movie, and saw her cell phone number flash on the screen. Soon, she was getting 15 to 20 calls an hour from people asking for God.

first heard this a couple days ago.. thought it worthy of inclusion in these ramblings.. so here ya go! ;)

wanna bet there will be lawsuits? ;)

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Quirky purchases of frozen yogurt, dessert tofu, and more!

got back from the store about two hours ago..
so what interesting things did I buy?

gummi bears and Teddy Grahams (for the babies / kids)
"tropical yogurt smoothie" frozen yogurt (brand new stuff)
"over the rainbow" fruity sherbet (also brand new stuff)
very berry-flavored dessert tofu (may as well try it if it's on sale.. better not be like childhood experiences with plain sweetened tofu)
banana-flavored milk (so, nah.. it's not a case of "how do you milk a banana? where are its nipples?")
enough Louisiana Hot Sauce to kill a herd of rampaging elephants.. ;) (well, no.. not really.. 'tis only 946 mL, after all.. but we can dream..)

and for those of you who haven't heard of Teddy Grahams.. they're little bear-shaped graham biscuits..
I've recently gotten a laugh out of this line on the package: "since they're made with graham, they're a tasty snack for you and your family".. don't ask me why ;)

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Being a hermit

so.. what to put here?
I could swear I had some ideas..
unfortunately, my brain is way too hazy..
can't figure out what they were..
oh well..

sometimes I just wanna be a hermit.
(avoid some people coz I'm annoying to 'em..)
at least I changed my MSN name to weird characters..
that always helps ;) (well, no.. not really..)

okay.. I'm outta here..
brain way too fluffy..
(despite an online person crying fer attention..
(too bad and too late.. you're not going to get it NOW..)

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Tuesday, May 27, 2003

I got a new key!

I'd say I'm in a good mood now..
had a cool conversation this morning..
and, I got a new key.. yay!
(manager said the locksmith put in a new lock.. damn good thing)

so.. things are groovin' along..
definitely as they should be! :)

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Monday, May 26, 2003

Key got stuck... dammit!

and it looks like I'll be staying in this week, since my apartment key (not to be confused with my suite key) got stuck in the front entrance door and WOULD NOT come out.. for those of you concerned: yes, I did call my manager..

according to one of the people who attempted to help me, the same thing happened to her yesterday.. the only difference being that she was able to get it out with help.. the key is no longer in the door, though (my friends who came over soon afterwards told me this.. I saw it for myself, too).. maybe someone actually turned it in? I can only hope.. (or the manager got my message and was able to get the key out of the lock)

it wasn't quite what I had planned for this week, but eh.. what the heck else am I supposed to do? I could go out, sure.. but then how am I supposed to actually get in the apartment building when I get home? at least I took some money out from the bank late last week.. but I don't have much in the way of groceries.. looks like I'll perhaps be ordering a lot of pizza, sushi, and such.. um, woohoo?

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Reflections on the nature of self-doubt

Reposted in LJ / GJ on January 19, 2004.

I have people coming over later tonight..
it'll be a good thing, you know?
having friends over is cool..
and they WILL sign the blue book.. mwahahahaha!

I've gotta say that I do struggle with self-doubt sometimes, but then again.. doesn't everyone? I mean, you can be happily chugging along, when suddenly..


self-doubt and self-disparaging thoughts start to invade your headspace.. being the insidious little buggers that they are, the thoughts won't be easily wiped away (or at least that's what I find)

no matter how often your friends tell you good things about yourself.. no matter how you do indeed know that you've done these same good things (even though you don't want to take credit for it all yourself.. letting it all go to God or the deity of your choice, sharing it with other people, etc.).. and no matter how often people do want to be near you and talk to you because you're you..

those persistent buggers still remain inside ya head! I mean, what the heck is up with that?!? you could say it's the Devil, were you so minded.. heck, sometimes I do ;)

just don't dwell on it? sound advice perhaps, but if you're like me and feel trapped inside your head all the time.. that might not work! get out and do stuff? sure.. but if your motivation is sorely lacking and you can always find excuses.. eh. not easy to get yourself out of a funk or rut, that's for sure! but I guess entertainment will do, of course.. wooyeah! entertain me now, people! :P (or else a dire fate will befall you.. mwahahaha)

of course, if you're lucky.. sometimes you can go months without experiencing the malady known as doubting yourself.. me, I haven't been able to do that in ages.. but positive things always help to eradicate it, even if not completely!

and that MIGHT be why I'd do a tally of things that cheer me up.. not that I want to get a swelled head or feel TOO good about myself (coz then, something bad might happen to me to cancel it out ).. but if reading things that were good in my opinion helps with this, then I'll try it!

so IF this new tally comes.. it might include compliments, things that made me feel good about myself, things that cheered me up, and other items of that nature.. guess we'll have to see :P

those of you who think I laugh out loud too much for no reason already (like, are my sibs reading this? ;) ).. be forewarned.. not that I'm going to include EVERYTHING that provokes that reaction (or it'll be a very long read), but maybe some of those things..

of course, with some of those things.. you'd just have to be there! (as with some of my hilarious quotes.. but I try to appeal to a broad range with those.. or at least not get too esoteric)

so is the tally coming? surely if I mentioned the possibility of such twice in a few days, it must be.. right? I don't know about THAT, but you shall soon see.. mwahahaha.

(man, this has been a rambling post.. I blame the residual caffeine from yesterday's bubble tea consumption :P)

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Sunday, May 25, 2003

Screaming Dementia / record-keeping


"wot da heck?!? you keep records of this crap? (I have this odd image now.. that somehow I form the basis of some kinda behavioral thesis you're working on..)" -- Spoz, wondering at my memory for months-old MSN chats. (Tuesday, May 20) [no, I don't keep records of any chats.. and no, I'm not working on any thesis, let alone THAT kind :P]

"What are you printing out? THAT's music?!?" -- my dad, walking into the room whilst I was attempting to listen to an extremely choppy version of Screaming Dementia. (Saturday, May 24) [no, it was NOT a printout, and indeed it was music.. it just sorta sounded like a bad print job gone horribly wrong.. I'll try listening to it again next week]

"Her name's Melody.. I can imagine you in a few years: yeah, we met at a funeral service.." -- Adela to Justin L., teasing him about some girl he saw at the funeral service for Uncle Benny yesterday. (Sunday, May 25) [that's not where you normally meet people.. try a wedding instead :P]

"Isn't Michael J. Fox the person who had cancer and lost his leg?" -- my mom, asking me and my sister about someone who a local high school / theater was named for. (Sunday, May 25) [no, that was TERRY Fox.. Michael J. Fox has Parkinson's Disease :P]

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Sleeping despite BBT and caffeine / RIP, Uncle Benny

yes, I actually slept last night..
despite all that bubble tea and caffeine..
(that's a good thing, isn't it?)

one more thing: RIP, Uncle Benny
(note to self: talk to Norman today)

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Coffee and honeydew

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HON.. I hope you have a great one today! :) It's been great getting to know you.. music rules!

I've had one litre of coffee bubble tea already..
finishing up a honeydew bubble tea now..
(about a quarter-litre's worth)

who wants to bet I'll be buzzin' on caffeine? ;)

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