Saturday, November 06, 2004

Brunch with Andrea, WorldWideWords / Quizzes

I had brunch with my friend Andrea just now.. it's been so long since we last got together, that she insisted on paying for the whole thing. We talked about church stuff, her boyfriend Chuck (he remembers me.. surprising!), how comfortable she felt with me even through silence, our friendship, it being weird without my siblings here, Toronto, and Dylan. Definitely good to spend time with friends, and get her take on things. I'm blessed to have her in my life. :)

World Wide Words is a site I just came across.. the writers among you will probably like it. I've always loved words too, so I predict I'll waste a lot of time there in the future. ;)

Take the quiz:
What character of THE O.C. are you?

You are smart and self-conscious. You don't care about what others think about you, and that's part of how cool you are.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Marissa Cooper (You scored 1)
* Ryan Atwood (You scored 1)
* Seth Cohen (You scored 0)
* Summer Roberts (You scored 0)
* Luke (You scored 0)
* Anna (You scored 3)
* Julie Cooper (You scored 0)
* Sandy Cohen (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which Of The Fay Are You?

You are kind and outgoing. Your mission in life is helping others. You are a good fairy!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Gothic Fairy (You scored 1)
* Fairy (You scored 6)
* Pixie (You scored 1)
* Imp (You scored 2)
* Demon (You scored 0)
* Pan (You scored 1)
* Dryad (You scored 1)
* Elf (You scored 0)
* Human (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which Supervillain are you?

You are a power-hungry wizard that wants to rule the world!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Green Goblin (You scored 2)
* Saruman (You scored 3)
* The Joker (You scored 0)
* Cat Woman (You scored 1)
* Freezer (You scored 0)
* Jason Voorhies (You scored 1)
* You're too nice to be a villain! Shame on you! (You scored 0)
* If anything, you're a hero (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
are you superficial?

you are not superficial
YOU ARE OKAY, but I wonder how you look

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* you are very superficial (You scored 0)
* you are superficial enough (You scored 0)
* you are not superficial (You scored 5)
* you don't care about anything (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Are you a smart ass

Well, you're in the middle... so you're good, I guess

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Smart ass (You scored 1)
* Kinda (You scored 3)
* Nope (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Your Drug Personality...

SHR00MS... wanna hook up????
Ahhhh, shrooms... if you are a male, please holla at me... I have a thing for guys who do shrooms, tehe. However, if you're a lady, then that's cool too. Anyways... what this says about your personality is that you are spontaneous, outgoing, and a quick thinker looking for the answer to unexplained things. Maybe you are just crazy, though... maybe you think that there is another part of the brain that can be used, if mixed with the right chemicals. Well, if you think that, I agree with you.. and you're not insane, you are unique. You are most likely very laid-back... and are probably the type of person I'd chill with. YEAAAH, KEEP IT UP HOMIE.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Weed ;) (You scored 2)
* Heroin - interesting... (You scored 2)
* SHR00MS... wanna hook up???? (You scored 3)
* Party Drugs (X, Coke, Meth, Dextro) (You scored 1)
* You Don't Have A Drug Personality... PIG!!!!!! (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
Which Hunter are you

Kassandra Cheyung: Martyr
You're willing to give your life if necessary

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Spencer (You scored 0)
* Samantha Alexander: Defender (You scored 1)
* Kassandra Cheyung: Martyr (You scored 2)
* Father Esteban Cortez: Judge (You scored 1)

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Pregnancy, message boards, and desserts

Highlights from Fellowship:

* found out a friend is pregnant.. she also thanked me for remembering her husband's birthday, and really appreciated it (I'm praying for both of them!)

* discussed Connie and Jenny moving tomorrow to a new place.. they're excited to be closer to their sister!

* had a LOT of dessert for the Sisters Appreciation.. I liked Andy's very much! (raspberries, blackberries, and other berries.. yummy!)

* discussed a lot of stuff with Eric, like those $105 flu shot dealies.. and the message boards I frequent (he jokingly wants to ruin my reputation at these places.. I told him that at this one place, they'll love him in a friendly way as much as I do!)

* while I was leaving a very hesitant message on someone's voicemail, Derek asked if I was okay / whether I wanted to take the rest of the Rocky Road cake home.. part of my side of the conversation got recorded.. whoops! (sure, why not.. Joe bought it to represent me, after all.. :D )

* making plans with various people this weekend and next week (I should go to bed now, since I have brunch plans with Andrea at 10:15-ish)

* Christmas-themed stuff being too early for us now.. we know we have to get ready for it, but just not at the beginning of November! :P

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Friday, November 05, 2004

Conversations with Erik, September to November 2004

List of smileys in Yahoo Messenger

September 28

flamsterette_x (11:25:02 PM): Oh sure.. hint, hint. ;)
aryk29 (11:25:15 PM): :D
aryk29 (11:25:41 PM): I was thinking we should synchronize our lists.
flamsterette_x (11:27:53 PM): Hahaha, that might be an idea.
aryk29 (11:29:41 PM): When's the last time you updated your list?
flamsterette_x (11:32:34 PM): Uh.. last month?
aryk29 (11:33:00 PM): Okay... then I'll send you mine. I updated it today (added Cluricaun).
flamsterette_x (11:33:47 PM): All right, oh there it is.
flamsterette_x (11:34:05 PM): Hang on.. just how do you view .dat files?
aryk29 (11:34:22 PM): It's just a regular text file. You can use Notepad or Wordpad.
aryk29 (11:37:18 PM): Oh, BTW... I wanted to point ya to that thread. Did the download finish? It says it's still waiting.
flamsterette_x (11:37:34 PM): Of course it can handle links now! Why ever not?
flamsterette_x (11:37:48 PM): I did tell you about the upgrade to this thing, right?
aryk29 (11:38:26 PM): I saw you post something to that effect at Our Place.
flamsterette_x (11:38:30 PM): There you go.
flamsterette_x (11:38:39 PM): and it says it's unable to receive the file
aryk29 (11:38:49 PM): This thing says you cannot accept files directly from me.
aryk29 (11:38:58 PM): *sigh* okay lemme try something...
aryk29 (11:39:10 PM): I just uploaded it to their file server.
flamsterette_x (11:40:01 PM): Okay then.
aryk29 (11:40:11 PM): Didja get it okay this time?
flamsterette_x (11:41:24 PM): Uh, I didn't get anything..
aryk29 (11:41:56 PM): They musta done that to crack down on music file sharing. New And Improved® Strikes Again! The heck with this - I'll just email it.
flamsterette_x (11:42:09 PM): Good idea.
aryk29 (11:43:38 PM): K it's sent. So what v. of Y! Msgr do you have now? Do you see my avatar?
flamsterette_x (11:45:47 PM): The newest one, I think..
aryk29 (11:46:20 PM): Mine's
flamsterette_x (11:49:26 PM): Mine says
aryk29 (11:50:08 PM): Heh, your messenger is newer than my messenger. So AFAIK you should be seeing my avatar.
aryk29 (11:50:30 PM): (On an island with a cat by my side)
flamsterette_x (11:51:10 PM): Hahahaha... uh, no actually.
aryk29 (11:51:41 PM): Try View->Contact's Display Image maybe?
flamsterette_x (11:54:14 PM): It's on.
flamsterette_x (11:54:23 PM): But I see nothing!
aryk29 (11:56:11 PM): Hmm... IIRC, there was something with the newer Messenger that required closing and restarting the application in order to use the feature. This might be it. (I have such a Swiss cheese memory when it comes to solving computer problems!)
flamsterette_x (11:56:53 PM): Heh, that could be it. Oh well.

September 29

aryk29 (12:01:50 AM): So anyway, the avatars are really neat - they even change their facial expression when you use a smiley. But they look like they're 12 years old.
flamsterette_x (12:02:37 AM): Hahaha! That's priceless.
aryk29 (12:03:11 AM): Yup. And we get radio stations now, too. :D
flamsterette_x (12:05:13 AM): Yeah, I noticed.
flamsterette_x (12:06:22 AM): Uh.. "these files are used by the operating system and by various programs.. could damage the system."
aryk29 (12:06:29 AM): It took me a while to set up My Station so that it would play my favorite music, but it finally got the idea. :D Now the problem is it will play the same song twice.
aryk29 (12:06:31 AM): What files?
flamsterette_x (12:06:41 AM): That thing you sent in the email.
aryk29 (12:07:06 AM): Whatever is telling you that is full of it. ;)
flamsterette_x (12:07:32 AM): Right. Is there a way you can get that into a normal Word document, let's say?
aryk29 (12:07:49 AM): Rename the extension to .txt and open it in Word?
aryk29 (12:08:08 AM): Does it even let you download the file?
aryk29 (12:09:06 AM): (Actually, Word documents are potentially unsafe.)
flamsterette_x (12:09:38 AM): No, not really. Never mind the whole shebang..
aryk29 (12:10:06 AM): Which shebang?
flamsterette_x (12:10:25 AM): The updating files thing. What date is that person's birthday?
aryk29 (12:10:34 AM): Hang on, lemme check.....
aryk29 (12:10:56 AM): March 9th
aryk29 (12:13:56 AM): Ooh I got an idea. If I post the thread, you could post corrections. It'd take a year to sync both lists though.
flamsterette_x (12:16:07 AM): Hang on, What was the person's name again?
aryk29 (12:16:16 AM): Cluricaun.
aryk29 (12:17:00 AM): It's a leprechaun's evil cousin or something to that effect.
flamsterette_x (12:35:13 AM): Oops.
flamsterette_x (12:35:31 AM): Multitasking.. was talking to Eric when he asked me about my computer.. then I was doing other things.
flamsterette_x (12:35:33 AM): Sorry.
aryk29 (12:35:39 AM): ic
aryk29 (12:36:07 AM): Don't confuse the one with the C with the one with a K. :D
flamsterette_x (12:38:07 AM): haha, of course not.. different IM programs, my dear :D
aryk29 (12:38:19 AM): ic
flamsterette_x (12:40:18 AM): seriously!
aryk29 (12:40:39 AM): ICQ? AIM? MSN?
flamsterette_x (12:42:13 AM): MSN
aryk29 (12:42:58 AM): Heh... all the others have TLAs it's just Y! that's the odd one. :P
flamsterette_x (12:43:44 AM): ??
aryk29 (12:44:13 AM): Three Letter Abbreviations (or Acronyms not sure which).
flamsterette_x (12:44:29 AM): Ah.
aryk29 (12:45:09 AM): Yup. We have 'em for teller machines and video recorders, but not answering machines.
flamsterette_x (12:50:13 AM): Nope.
aryk29 (1:06:51 AM): Oh wow! Just now noticed... in my SDMB subscriptions, it says I have 503 of them.
flamsterette_x (1:07:09 AM): ... and?
aryk29 (1:07:49 AM): Same digits as 05/03 and 503 is also my area code.
flamsterette_x (1:13:30 AM): 5/03? Uh.. that's nice...
aryk29 (1:14:09 AM): We had a big storm over here on 9/17.
aryk29 (1:16:14 AM): Something funny happened yesterday afternoon. I was outside and there was a great big puffy white cloud off to the east. Otherwise the sky was totally clear. It struck me as odd that a thunderstorm would approach from the east. I thought it funny that it was the same direction as Mt. Hood. Then on the news, they explained that the Cascade mountains were concentrating moisture resulting in these isolated mini-thunderstorms. They even stressed that Mt. Hood was not erupting.
flamsterette_x (1:16:52 AM): So, uh.. what's the thing with 5/03?
aryk29 (1:17:30 AM): 5 = May; 03 = the third...
flamsterette_x (1:22:47 AM): May 3... yes?
aryk29 (1:22:54 AM): Yup.
flamsterette_x (1:24:43 AM): and that's significant... how again?
aryk29 (1:25:01 AM): Agh, never mind... it's not important. :P
flamsterette_x (1:27:35 AM): No, seriously. I think I'm having some sort of braindead session here..
aryk29 (1:28:16 AM): May 3rd, 1981... JD2444728.2... umm... a thread you posted at Our Place shortly after I joined...
flamsterette_x (1:31:17 AM): Hey yeah, what IS your post count there anyhow?
aryk29 (1:31:44 AM): Umm... yeah, that one's kinda sneakin' up on me there... :D
aryk29 (1:31:59 AM): I mean I didn't notice until it was like 450
flamsterette_x (1:32:09 AM): Zoinks!
flamsterette_x (1:32:16 AM): I have it!
aryk29 (1:32:19 AM): 455
flamsterette_x (1:33:19 AM): I've had an Archimedes moment, only I'm not in the bathtub. Wooyeah!
aryk29 (1:35:23 AM): 456. Archimedes moment? You realized the equation between the displacing body and the water that's displaced, and jumped up, shouted "Eureka!", and ran through the town?
flamsterette_x (1:37:39 AM): No. Not that kind of thing.
aryk29 (1:37:52 AM): Hey, I understood P4!
flamsterette_x (1:37:59 AM): I just realized what it was that I momentarily forgot due to a brainfart. :P
flamsterette_x (1:38:08 AM): Yeah?
aryk29 (1:38:32 AM): Yup. Although I suppose if you really wanted to confuse 'em, you could say P-IV. :D
aryk29 (1:39:40 AM): You realized that I displace 503 message board threads from a tub of water?
flamsterette_x (1:40:26 AM): Haha, maybe.
flamsterette_x (1:40:36 AM): And no, I don't think so. I'm not THAT far gone. :P
aryk29 (1:41:00 AM): It's late, and my brain has a natural supply of silly pills. :P
flamsterette_x (1:41:21 AM): No, I just remembered that 5.03 is your birthday.
aryk29 (1:41:31 AM): :D
flamsterette_x (1:42:08 AM): Sorry.. I stayed up till 3 last night / this morning.
flamsterette_x (1:42:13 AM): and had some long day today
aryk29 (1:43:15 AM): No need to apologize - my mind has been shutting down for this circadian cycle for a while now.
flamsterette_x (1:44:29 AM): haha, I know how it is..
aryk29 (1:45:51 AM): It's inconvenient to have to refer to all times before midnight as "yesterday." That's one of the things I like about JD - the Sun comes up around roughly .0833 and sets right about .5833 give or take - the day starts just before sunrise, which works very well for our time zone.
flamsterette_x (1:47:59 AM): JD?
aryk29 (1:48:56 AM): Julian Date. Number of days since some antediluvian date in 4713BC. Like right now it's JD2453277.867.
flamsterette_x (1:49:52 AM): I see.
aryk29 (1:51:34 AM): Which means "today" is only 87% done. :P @ midnight! It's centered on midnight GMT, so people could stargaze and record observations without advancing the date forward halfway through their session.
aryk29 (1:52:42 AM): Which is why it's the number of days since noon GMT on some odd weird date.
flamsterette_x (1:52:57 AM): Ah, sounds neat.
aryk29 (1:54:12 AM): It would be really neat to use it for journal entries or blogs! Hey - I wonder if it is possible for a message board to display post times in JD.
flamsterette_x (1:54:58 AM): Dunno.
aryk29 (1:55:04 AM): If the software will support it, I mean. If I ever start my own MB, I'll surely look into it...
aryk29 (1:55:39 AM): & if I ever put up a blog, I will use it. :D
flamsterette_x (1:57:54 AM): Hahahaha. Only if that's in the options!
aryk29 (1:59:17 AM): Hmm... good point. After all, how would I use it... "Chief programmer's log, JD2456084.741..." but then again, by that time it might be an option anyway...
flamsterette_x (1:59:54 AM): Maybe.
aryk29 (2:01:15 AM): So my father got me interested in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
flamsterette_x (2:01:25 AM): Really?
aryk29 (2:02:40 AM): Yup. I'm reading about monoliterals and biliterals and determinatives... and developing a program that draws the symbols. Kind of like a hieroglyphic Notepad. We're going to put it up on the website for free when it's finished.
flamsterette_x (2:02:48 AM): Neat.
aryk29 (2:03:47 AM): I forget if you said you like Simpsons or not? Anyway it keeps reminding me of a really funny scene from an episode where they were in ancient Egypt.
flamsterette_x (2:06:13 AM): They're funny.
aryk29 (2:06:35 AM): The one where Principal Skinner is dictating a letter and asks Mrs. Crabapple to read it back to him.
aryk29 (2:06:48 AM): I agree.
aryk29 (2:10:45 AM): brb
flamsterette_x (2:10:58 AM): k
aryk29 (2:13:25 AM): Bird eye squiggly line rectangle squiggly line... hmm... bird rectangle egg spiral... guy doing this
aryk29 (2:16:20 AM): Hmm... brb would be foot, mouth, foot (hehe foot in mouth); "I'm back" might be parallelogram open on one end, foot, vulture, basket. :D
aryk29 (2:21:11 AM): Think I made another mistake anyway... or else the book did... it's about time to call it a JD. :D
flamsterette_x (2:22:07 AM): heh.. yeah, me too..
aryk29 (2:22:13 AM): cya
flamsterette_x (2:22:37 AM): bye

September 30

flamsterette_x (11:37:25 PM): Okay, who does it?
aryk29 (11:37:33 PM): I already did.
aryk29 (11:37:39 PM): (Check your email. ;) )
flamsterette_x (11:37:47 PM): I am checking my email!
flamsterette_x (11:37:56 PM): Wow.. you're good. You knew what I was talking about.
aryk29 (11:38:00 PM):
aryk29 (11:40:43 PM): Coulda sworn fishbicycle was already listed! That happens a lot.
aryk29 (11:57:30 PM): Did you see my outsourcing tech support thread in Funny Pictures?

October 1

flamsterette_x (12:03:47 AM): Yeah, I guess it does.
flamsterette_x (12:03:52 AM): Um, no.. on it now.
aryk29 (12:37:34 AM): Your avatar isn't showing. :(
flamsterette_x (12:46:02 AM): Yes, it is. What are you talking about? I just made a post.
aryk29 (12:46:37 AM): Huh, that's weird. It's there now, but I've seen it not show before.
flamsterette_x (12:48:25 AM): you're kidding, right?
aryk29 (12:48:43 AM): Nope. Maybe it's my browser?
flamsterette_x (12:49:30 AM): Maybe.. what are you on? Not that I'd know how to help.
aryk29 (12:49:41 AM): Opera 7.23.
flamsterette_x (12:52:26 AM): I see. Well, my computer geek has just gone to bed, so can't help you.
aryk29 (12:52:42 AM): That's okay.
flamsterette_x (12:54:45 AM): All right then.
aryk29 (12:54:47 AM): Speaking of going to bed, why am I bleary-eyed at 1:00 AM after getting up at 11:30 AM the previous morning? Maybe it's because that @#$% cat kept me awake for 3 hours straight starting around 6 or 7 AM.
flamsterette_x (12:55:09 AM): Maybe..
aryk29 (12:55:22 AM): Oops! I forgot. JD umm.... ahh.....
aryk29 (12:55:31 AM): 2453279.829.
aryk29 (12:56:47 AM): :D
flamsterette_x (12:57:07 AM): You can do that in your head?
aryk29 (12:57:35 AM): Nope. I have to use my astronomy program. But there is a fairly easy way to calculate JD from regular calendar dates.
flamsterette_x (12:57:45 AM): Okay, if you say so.
aryk29 (12:59:18 AM): January 1st, 2000 midnight GMT = 2451544.5. For every complete year, add 365 except leap years which are 366. Then each month has a number that you add to the day to get the day number. For example, October is 273, so add 1 for the first and 1 because it's a leap year.
aryk29 (1:00:09 AM): Gives me 2453280.5... why am I off by 1...
aryk29 (1:01:33 AM): Oh well.
flamsterette_x (1:01:34 AM): Hmm.. all right.
aryk29 (1:05:21 AM): Uh-oh. I knew this was going to happen! Somebody from my ignore list just replied to the thread.
aryk29 (1:09:25 AM): After what he said in the NASA thread and the way he put down the French, maybe I should let the Ignore feature take effect.
flamsterette_x (1:10:15 AM): So what do you want to do? Ignore his birthday? I know I'm doing it for certain people.
aryk29 (1:10:58 AM): I've got half a mind to. Maybe I should decide in the morning (uh... later this morning ) but then again, I have a whole year to decide anyway.
flamsterette_x (1:11:06 AM): true
aryk29 (1:11:10 AM): (e.g. airdisc?)
flamsterette_x (1:12:42 AM): yes
aryk29 (1:16:46 AM): I'll see how the next 12 months go. I hate to be at odds with well established posters (yep, there's more than one) but when they act like asses, being well established isn't a good enough excuse. For now, the entry is pending review.
aryk29 (1:19:06 AM): Either that or you can post the thread next year. :P
flamsterette_x (1:25:22 AM): I see..
aryk29 (1:25:33 AM): I was being silly. :D
flamsterette_x (1:33:53 AM): Lemme guess. Miller?
aryk29 (1:34:02 AM): Yup.
aryk29 (1:34:28 AM): I told you already, right? Quite a while ago?
flamsterette_x (1:41:45 AM): Yes..
flamsterette_x (1:41:50 AM): I remember that.
flamsterette_x (1:42:18 AM): Now, I should really go to bed...
aryk29 (1:42:37 AM): Me too as soon as I'm done reading this pi thread in GQ.
flamsterette_x (1:42:53 AM): (as I was telling Spoz 15 minutes ago..)
flamsterette_x (1:43:00 AM): night
aryk29 (1:43:04 AM): Night!
flamsterette_x (4:19:49 PM): Just so you know, your signature doesn't show up in Mozilla.. but it does in IE.
aryk29 (8:12:48 PM): At Our Place? Hmm... I wonder why that is.

October 2

flamsterette_x (2:00:32 AM): Yes, at Our Place.. I have no clue why that is.
aryk29 (2:01:11 AM): Is it that the sig itself doesn't show, or do you just see CHQMaaaaaaa or whatever?
flamsterette_x (2:13:24 PM): The sig shows... I just see "C‚HQMöööâ¯äôåãÕû"àLù" in Mozilla, is all. (went to bed right after sending you the last message.... had a long enjoyable day, though!)

October 3

aryk29 (10:36:51 AM): Oh, okay. It does the same thing in Opera. See, in IE one can specify and it will understand, but that's not part of the HTML standard which Opera and apparently Mozilla follow. So the compliant browsers do their best to interpret the code while still following the HTML spec. Opera chooses a large Roman font; I have no idea what Mozilla does.
flamsterette_x (1:51:48 PM): Download Mozilla and see... or I can send you a screenshot. (might be too small to see, though.. no idea how people enlarge their screenshots) It's really weird that most of your message seems to be in Webdings font, too.
aryk29 (1:52:27 PM): Better to send the screenshot.
flamsterette_x (1:53:19 PM): Ah, no more Webdings. That's better.
aryk29 (1:54:26 PM): Now I'm confused.
flamsterette_x (1:57:44 PM): You know that message you sent me?
aryk29 (1:57:55 PM): The one about the screenshot?
flamsterette_x (1:58:49 PM): No, the one about the different fonts.
aryk29 (1:59:45 PM): Through Y Messenger?
flamsterette_x (1:59:52 PM): Yes.
flamsterette_x (2:00:00 PM): Most of it was in Webdings.
aryk29 (2:00:18 PM): I thought you just got a new computer! What's it doing acting weird already?
aryk29 (2:01:44 PM): *blows dust off the font selector box* ydcfueuydiufystdf first time I've touched that thing in weeks. It's been all Arial up till now.
flamsterette_x (2:02:40 PM): I doubt it's the computer. And now I see your Yahoo display image.
aryk29 (2:02:57 PM): Glad to hear that! Now you should get one too. :D
flamsterette_x (2:03:26 PM): Well... everything up to "in IE one can specify" was in Arial.. everything else is in Webdings, although it sent just fine.
flamsterette_x (2:03:35 PM): Hahahaha, let's see..
aryk29 (2:04:17 PM): Well, I don't have message logging enabled here on my father's computer... but going from memory, I don't recall monkeying with the fonts.
aryk29 (2:05:27 PM): Oh I know what it was! I used an HTML tag! Let's see...
aryk29 (2:05:35 PM): nope bold
flamsterette_x (2:05:36 PM): It sent in Arial, but when I see it now, it's in Webdings, most of it.
flamsterette_x (2:05:43 PM): HTML works in YM?
aryk29 (2:05:54 PM): Ah there it goes. Yes, but apparently not image tags.
flamsterette_x (2:06:36 PM): Here you go.. one shiny new display image.
aryk29 (2:06:53 PM): You can use photos in there? Solid!
flamsterette_x (2:07:13 PM): Screenshot is sent.
flamsterette_x (2:07:17 PM): Yes!
aryk29 (2:08:02 PM): Sent to what, my Hotmail account?
flamsterette_x (2:08:41 PM): Yep.
aryk29 (2:09:05 PM): (@#$% slow email server...)
flamsterette_x (2:10:29 PM): Delivery failed.
aryk29 (2:11:34 PM): OK, I know why. My account needs to have messages DL'ed and cleaned out. You could try sending it to .... I think that one still has plenty of megabytes of free space.
flamsterette_x (2:11:51 PM): Yeah, that's what it says.. in so many words.
aryk29 (2:14:48 PM): (Now if the Yahoo server wants to get its head out of its butt...) :D
flamsterette_x (2:15:33 PM): Yahoo's fine for me.
aryk29 (2:17:08 PM): I got it now. Oh okay, that's the screenshot of OurPlace via Mozilla. 1909 KB, wow! That would never have been delivered through Hotmail which only has a 1024KB limit. Do you have anything that saves JPEG or PNG format?
flamsterette_x (2:17:48 PM): There we go.
flamsterette_x (2:17:54 PM): Uh.... like what?
aryk29 (2:18:44 PM): Photoshop, Paint Shop, ah... umm... my mind draws a blank after that. See if you can get the evaluation v. of Paint Shop Pro 4. It limits you to 30 days but it doesn't stop you from using it after that time is up. ;) :D
flamsterette_x (2:20:26 PM): Hahaha. I'll see what my resident computer guru has to say once he gets on.
aryk29 (2:20:34 PM): k
aryk29 (2:24:58 PM): (hehe... 3% of 100MB... gimme one reason not to leave Hotmail. :D)
flamsterette_x (2:25:37 PM): Heh.. my brother won't. I don't know why, since he always has like 95% of his inbox full.
aryk29 (2:26:31 PM): Does he use an email client to download the messages? I use Outlook Express so that when my Hotmail inbox gets full, I can move messages to my local inbox.
flamsterette_x (2:26:59 PM): No idea. I know my sister does, but wouldn't know what my brother does.
aryk29 (2:31:07 PM): Did you notice what my display image does when I use a smiley?
flamsterette_x (2:31:43 PM): Uh, no.. although I've heard.
aryk29 (2:31:54 PM): Take a look. ;)
aryk29 (2:32:06 PM): Didn't do anything that time. Okay, how about :D
flamsterette_x (2:32:17 PM): Um... I think so.
flamsterette_x (2:32:39 PM): Do it while I'm actually looking at the window, haha.
aryk29 (2:32:50 PM): Okay. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
aryk29 (2:32:52 PM): :D
flamsterette_x (2:33:02 PM): Aaah! It moved!
aryk29 (2:33:06 PM): Yup!
flamsterette_x (2:33:51 PM): Haha, good thing mine doesn't. :D
aryk29 (2:34:21 PM): Yeah, they should make it so you can have a photo do that. That would be quite a feature.
flamsterette_x (2:34:44 PM): Would be weird, but eh...
aryk29 (2:35:18 PM): Speaking as a programmer here, it would be really tough to code.
flamsterette_x (2:37:08 PM): Yeah, I can imagine.
aryk29 (2:39:27 PM): 'Cuz it would have to let the user specify where the eyes and mouth are, etc...
flamsterette_x (2:39:36 PM): Yeah, I bet!
aryk29 (2:41:18 PM): Did you see at the SDMB that thread on the volcano, where I posted a link to the sound I recorded?
flamsterette_x (2:41:27 PM): Uh, no.
aryk29 (2:42:14 PM): If you don't have woofers on the computer though, it won't be audible (learned that the hard way with this thing and its piece of junk speakers).
flamsterette_x (2:43:16 PM): All right then.
aryk29 (2:52:04 PM): So did ya hear it okay? :D
flamsterette_x (2:53:16 PM): Worked for me!
aryk29 (2:54:10 PM): Glad to hear that! Infrasound is really neat 'cuz you can pick up lots of different noises that way.
flamsterette_x (2:54:48 PM): Heh, I bet.
aryk29 (2:56:37 PM): There was this one time, some road work was going on outside the place I was living in, and I recorded some infrasound. When sped up, it sounded like eerie voices. Never got anything like that before or since! Oh and for what it's worth, that building is no longer standing. :D
flamsterette_x (3:01:31 PM): Oops, momentarily distracted by the emoticons. :D
aryk29 (3:01:36 PM): Another time I recorded a motorcycle going "thppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppbt" and when sped up, it sounded like the cat yowling.
aryk29 (3:01:37 PM): :D
flamsterette_x (3:01:38 PM): But man.. sounds weird!
aryk29 (3:01:43 PM): Yes, it was.
aryk29 (3:02:05 PM): <- That's the emoticon I was looking for.
flamsterette_x (3:02:50 PM): Heh.. that's all right.
flamsterette_x (3:11:21 PM): Aah! It's animated!
aryk29 (3:11:55 PM): Oh yeah, that's another thing with the latest Y! Messenger... most of the smileys are animated now.
flamsterette_x (3:16:42 PM): I didn't notice that until just now..
aryk29 (3:17:14 PM): Well, let's see... blinks; shakes side to side... I think is also animated...
aryk29 (3:17:20 PM): Yup. Neat stuff, no?
flamsterette_x (3:19:44 PM): I think was also animated in the last version.
aryk29 (3:20:18 PM): Well, I skipped a few versions with this one. :)
flamsterette_x (3:21:13 PM): Sounds good then.
aryk29 (3:22:33 PM): I forget if it used to have a buzz button on the toolbar where the smileys are located... it didn't have an audibles button though.
flamsterette_x (3:22:53 PM): I don't think it did.
aryk29 (3:23:11 PM): But it does now! :D
flamsterette_x (3:23:24 PM): It does indeed.
aryk29 (3:23:44 PM): It had IMVironments before. Ever use those?
flamsterette_x (3:25:14 PM): No, I tried to do that once and it crashed the computer. :|
aryk29 (3:25:33 PM): But that was on the old computer, right?
flamsterette_x (3:25:48 PM): Yeah.
aryk29 (3:26:26 PM): (May take a moment to d/l)
flamsterette_x (3:27:11 PM): Hahaha! That's cool.
aryk29 (3:27:21 PM): :D
flamsterette_x (3:32:02 PM): Let's see...
aryk29 (3:33:21 PM): Nice! :)
flamsterette_x (3:33:44 PM): Here we go.
aryk29 (3:37:30 PM): There's a really funny thread in CS about songs that can be sung with each other's tune.
flamsterette_x (3:45:23 PM): Posted.
aryk29 (3:46:25 PM): I don't know the words to Scared. :(
flamsterette_x (3:46:38 PM): Look it up.
aryk29 (3:52:57 PM): OK, looking it up now. LOL, you can transpose Piano Man with Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald!!!!
flamsterette_x (3:53:11 PM): Oh my....
aryk29 (3:55:43 PM): I can't make the words to Scared scan with the tune to Amazing Grace, but I can make the words to Piano Man scan to Wreck... easily. Maybe it's 'cuz I listen to '70s music on a daily basis. :D
flamsterette_x (3:56:09 PM): Hahaha, perhaps so!
aryk29 (4:17:51 PM): about starship captains.
flamsterette_x (4:18:07 PM): And I would be interested in it, because... ???
aryk29 (4:18:19 PM): Beats me. That's just what I'm reading right now.
aryk29 (4:18:28 PM): (It is funny, though)
flamsterette_x (4:18:31 PM): Heh.. all right.
aryk29 (4:18:36 PM): :D
flamsterette_x (4:44:52 PM): Sorry... was multi-tasking, then took a shower just now.
aryk29 (4:46:07 PM): That's okay... I'm now in the middle of reading a guilty pleasures song thread. (it's easier to just include the link in case it is of interest). :)
flamsterette_x (4:46:28 PM): Heh.. no worries about including the link. :)
aryk29 (4:47:10 PM): The OP says Sailing is a guilty pleasure, but to me, it's just a great song.
flamsterette_x (4:47:26 PM): Sailing?
aryk29 (4:47:37 PM): By Christopher Cross.
aryk29 (4:47:48 PM): Yep, Sailing, of all songs.
flamsterette_x (4:48:12 PM): I see.
aryk29 (4:58:31 PM): Hehe, I posted my guilty pleasure songs.
flamsterette_x (4:59:54 PM): Never heard the Christopher Cross song.
aryk29 (5:00:30 PM): Lemme see if Tower Records has a sound clip...
aryk29 (5:02:37 PM): It does.
flamsterette_x (5:05:14 PM): As I thought, never heard it.
aryk29 (5:05:25 PM): ic
flamsterette_x (5:14:08 PM): Oh well..
aryk29 (5:14:51 PM): It is a nice song though, no?
flamsterette_x (5:15:35 PM): Yeah, it's not too bad.

November 4

flamsterette_x (10:32:50 PM): make up your mind :P
aryk29 (10:33:22 PM): :D Ready for the doozies.
flamsterette_x (10:36:40 PM): um.. hang on.. gotta figure out what you're talking about first ;)
aryk29 (10:37:06 PM): Umm... Our Place... uhh.... (c'mon, brain)... Honorary blogging degree!

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Too early for reminders of Christmas!

It's too early for Christmas reminders! Then again, I was saying that back in September when I saw things in the Mississauga dollar store... oh well, watch my personal rush start from my brother's birthday onwards. But I'll be doing Christmas cards, haha. :P

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Friday Five: Things that are said and thought

New set of questions, which I'm actually going to answer. ;)

1. What was the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you?

"You're so sweet and helpful, and an amazing friend to have! I really appreciate your listening to me!"

2. What was the meanest thing anyone has ever said to you?

"You're a real bitch, pretending to be sweet and caring. But now I know that you're [insert much profanity] and nobody really wants to be your friend. We all wish you'd go to hell and die sooner rather than later."

3. At times, lots of people never tell us what they are really thinking. Who is the one person that you would really like to know what they are thinking (as far as how they feel about you), and why?

Hmm.. I would have to say either Randal or Andy for this one. We talk sometimes, but not really about any deep things. Basically, I'd like to know how they really feel about me, as they don't say much about it. :D

4. What was the nicest thing you have ever said to anyone?

"You're a golden, true, and understanding friend. Thank you for being who you are.. I really appreciate your help and loving friendship!"

5. What was the meanest thing you have ever said to anyone?

Um... no comment here. If you REALLY want to know, just think back to last September or so. (and if you didn't know me then, and want to know: I'm not telling you!)

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

What Romance Movie Best Represents My Love Life? / Memegens

My Mormon name is Chreslie Neighlee! What's yours?

Note: LJ Friends / LJ Renaissance Festival Memegens. (by Dullan and BardicWench)

What will your Funeral be like?
by rashock
You will die by:You always were kinky in your sex life, and took it just a bit too far. You died over doing breath control, blood play, or some other strange kink.
Death Date:January 22, 2057
Number attending your funeral?63
How much will you leave to friends and family?$1,400,766
Quiz created with MemeGen!

If You Were A Sandwich? by electronicoffee
MeatMeat Trio
VeggiesAll of it! [Love them all!]
CondimentMayo and Mustard
Dessert?Pudding Cup
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Your Last Meal On Death Row by electronicoffee
What Crime Did You Commit?
DrinkGin and Tonic
AppetizerJalapeno Poppers
Main Dish ABaked Turkey
Main Dish BBeef Teriyaki with Sticky Rice
DessertGeorgia Peach Cobbler
Your Execution?None. The Governor Called. Case Delayed.
Quiz created with MemeGen!

"You must remember this, a kiss is still a
kiss." Your romance is Casablanca. A
classic story of love in trying times, chock
full of both cynicism and hope. You obviously
believe in true love, but you're also
constantly aware of practicality and societal
expectations. That's not always fun, but at
least it's realistic. Try not to let the Nazis
get you down too much.

What Romance Movie Best Represents Your Love Life?
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Depictions / Quizzes

I see myself in his descriptions of her, and it scares me... I must become better. Not sure how, though... eek.

Take the quiz:
are you weird or normal?

YOU'RE WEIRD! You're kind of a loner: you don't really like people, or you like them TOO much. But don't worry: overall, the bad things being weird is VERY good.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* YOU'RE WEIRD! (You scored 5)
* YOU'RE NORMAL! (not cool...) (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What are you.................... suicidal or homicidal?

You are Homicidal
You killer person, you. You should go over to the suicidal person's house because they're in need of your help. Remember, this is just my opinion.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You are Suicidal (You scored 0)
* You are Homicidal (You scored 2)
* You confuse me (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
Which one of my RP characters are you?

You are Zelig. You are honest and noble, but you are a little overprotective of the ones you hold dear to you.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Zelig (You scored 5)
* Alex (You scored 3)
* Taisu (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
What movie character are you? (girls only)

Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality)

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Trinity (Matrix) (You scored 0)
* Jean Grey (X-Men) (You scored 1)
* Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality) (You scored 2)
* Grace (Armaggedon) (You scored 1)
* Sarah (Sweet November) (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
Which movie killer are you

Well, you're a playful dream killer that likes to really scare the hell out of your prey. If you're not forgotten, then you're good.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Jason (You scored 1)
* Freddy (You scored 2)
* Michael (You scored 1)
* Leather Face (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:

Lord of the Rings
WOW, you're LOTR: the greatest film ever made, in my opinion. You have it all..... God, I love you!!!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Lord of the Rings (You scored 3)
* Apollo 13 (You scored 1)
* The Shawshank Redemption (You scored 0)
* Aladdin (You scored 1)
* Any James Bond movie (You scored 0)
* Pirates of the Carribbean (You scored 0)
* None... how gay. (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Do you know your movies?

You kinda know your stuff, haha.
You did okay. You probably got a couple of them wrong, but that's okay... you know some stuff, so good job.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You know your stuff, haha. (You scored 6)
* You don't know crap... haha, just kidding. (You scored 2)
* You kinda know your stuff, haha. (You scored 7)

Take the quiz:

you had fun...
ARE YOU HIGH? OR HYPER? COZ I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHEEEEE!!!!!!!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* you had fun... (You scored 3)
* why did you take this quiz?! (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
Are you crazy like me???

Man, you are as crazy as me... YAAAY
You are just like me. You are in the group of "The craziest beings around." If you didn't have this quiz, you would be in a wheelie bin. In fact, maybe that's where this computer is. You are one mad mofo. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)CRAZY LAUGH PLACE HERE :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Man, you are as crazy as me... YAAAY (You scored 6)
* You are perfectly sane... BOOORING (You scored 4)
* Nearly crazy. (You scored 1)
* Nearly sane. (You scored 1)
* Caught up in the middle... (You scored 0)

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Infowars / Quizzes

Corey just told me about this site, and I think I'll keep this link here.


Take the quiz:
How Much Do YOU Hate Your Parents????

You HATE them a lot

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You HATE them a lot (You scored 4)
* You only hate them sometimes (You scored 1)
* Not at all (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Secret Window Character Are You?

Mort (Morton Rainey)
You are like Mort. You are funny and kind... but alone at the moment and you can be schizophrenic. Sort of can get aggravated sometimes. Is depressed (was depressed) and takes constant naps. Likes Doritos, corn, Mountain Dew, and Jack Daniels. Wears basically the same thing all the time. Is nice, but a little paranoid when in public... so he wears a black snowcap. (Or beanie hat... same thing)

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Mort (Morton Rainey) (You scored 3)
* Amy (non-applicable last name) (You scored 2)
* Shooter (John Shooter) (You scored 1)
* Ted (Ted Milner) (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
What color is your poo?

Green diarrhea poo
You had too much Mexican food

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Normal brown poo (You scored 1)
* Green diarrhea poo (You scored 4)
* yellow poo (You scored 0)
* A mixture of all the colors of the rainbow (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
are you a pervert?

In the middle. You only like to perv a bit.
You like to perv sometimes, but not a lot.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Hell, yes! You sick freak! (You scored 0)
* In the middle. You only like to perv a bit. (You scored 2)
* No. You're not a sick freak. (You scored 1)
* Hell, no! You hate perverts! (You scored 2)
* I dunno?????????????????? (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
what is your favourite band?

You rule! You've got the best music taste!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Justin Timberlake (You scored 0)
* Metallica (You scored 4)

Take the quiz:

You're smart!
By that, I mean you're dumb... and by that, I mean you're smart. I mean I don't know what I'm talking about.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You're smart! (You scored 4)
* You're dumb! (You scored 1)
* Put it this way... you're a retard... (You scored 0)
* Trailer trash (You scored 0)
* Haven't gone to school yet (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
are you a loser?

in the middle
you're a bit of a geek.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* fuck, yeah! (You scored 0)
* in the middle (You scored 3)
* hell, no! (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
Is your shoe untied?

April Fool's
Hahaha, made you look!!!!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* April Fool's (You scored 1)
* Oh, it is... oh (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
In my eyes, what would you see through my visions?

Your Past
You touch one of your childhood toys, and SNAP! You have a vision of when you got the toy. Congratulations, you have my power to see your past.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Your Future (You scored 1)
* Your Past (You scored 4)
* Past Life (You scored 0)
* Your Birth (You scored 0)
* Your Death (You scored 0)
* Someone else's death (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
What kind of person are you

You do extreme things, and your haircuts and clothes show it all. Your life consists of extreme sports and hardcore music. You should do more things other than extreme sports.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Shy (You scored 0)
* Loud (You scored 1)
* Normal (If there is such a thing) (You scored 1)
* Intelligent (You scored 0)
* Dumb (You scored 0)
* Musician (You scored 1)
* Skater (You scored 2)
* Barry (You scored 0)
* Try hard wannabe (You scored 1)
* You don't care about this test (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What stereotype are you?

You are always drunk. You are quite quiet when you're not drunk... but when you are drunk, you can do anything.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Drunk (You scored 3)
* Shy (You scored 1)
* Clown (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which one of my friends are you?

You are quite quiet, but a great laugh.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Hols (You scored 3)
* Zoe (You scored 4)
* Laura (You scored 1)
* ME! (You scored 0)

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Time with Grandma, part 2

Went out with my grandma today to her house and the mall. She needed to water the plants and get a bunch of clothes, since my cousin's in Hong Kong right now for a couple of weeks. So I just chilled and watched some CNN and MuchMusic while she was doing that. Afterwards, it was off to run some errands / eat lunch at a Hong Kong-style café (which she paid for) and then go to the mall.

She told me a funny story while we were waiting for the bus, since we just missed one.. she was talking to my brother on the phone recently. His Chinese is worse than mine... she told him that she was sleeping in his bed, and his reply to that was "Thank you!" I *had* to laugh! :D

She thought that she needed to rest when we got to the mall.. she sat on a bench while I got some milk tea with pearls, 51 Christmas cards, some bookmarks, and some stamps (both the mail kind and the inkpad kind). When I returned about an hour later, she said that she thought I'd forgotten about her! For the record, I would NEVER do that! She insisted on giving me $10 back for the money I spent on my stuff... I told her that she didn't have to, but she insisted. What are you going to do.. say no to your own grandma? ;)

So now I am here at my brother's, and I must eat dinner even if I'm not hungry.. later!

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election 2004, Election Memegen, Election Blogthing

Not that I'm voting in the US election or anything, but I thought this was interesting... I took a quiz here and it said:

"You preferred Bush's statements 43% of the time.
You preferred Kerry's statements 57% of the time.

Voting purely on the issues, you should vote Kerry."

Hmm.. I guess it goes along with the Sunday discussion that we were having. ;)

(yes, of course I'm talking to Corey about it.. I can't find his county on a map to save my life :P)

Who Did You Vote to be President? by cerulean_dreams
You Voted For
Chance they had of winning: 55%
Quiz created with MemeGen!

HAHAHAHA... Captain Jack Sparrow as president?!

Don't Vote

Don't Vote

For the Love of God

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Monday, November 01, 2004

Soft-toned instrument, fluttering fairies, sensational sprites, princess / enchantress / faerie / mermaid / toad, Pokemon, dark words, sadness

Note: How Good are you at Certain Things? / Insanity Test / Your inner Devil / Open a fortune cookie! / How do you measure up? / Your Psychological Profile / What's Your Phobia Kwiz Biz quizzes. (by KillianO, insanitydefense, QueenStrata, Confused_Pete, waywardpixie, DrWorm, and spider_gurl)

You are a flute. You are social and like to take
your chances. You like to spread your wings and
experience new things. You are high in spirit.
You also like to talk to many people about your views.

What is your soft-toned instrument?
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You are the fairy of Fire! You are quite strong and
powerful. People look up to you greatly, and
often seek your protection. You have the
ability to gain many friends. Not everyone is
capable of leadership, but you certainly have
the willpower and flair to do it.

Which fluttering fairy are you? (gorgeous pics!)
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You are a rose sprite! As beautiful as a perfect
blossom but as sharp as thorns, you are a
wonder. To you, life is something precious and
you intend to figure out its mysteries. You are
also very mature.

Which sensational sprite are you? (entrancing pics!)
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You are a Faerie, mischievous and fun
loving. You are friendly, flighty, can
sometimes be fickle, and you love the company of
others. You probably have many friends and
delight them with your stories and jokes. You
do also have a rebellious side to you though,
and you like to upset the authorities. You just
can't help it - you just love to upset the apple-cart!

Your good points are that you're
fun, intelligent, and a joy to be around - your
bad points are that you can be fickle, devious, and
sometimes take your tricks too far! In
addition, you can also be unaware of other
people's feelings.

You love to be in the
limelight and believe in living live to the
full - After all, life is short and not meant
to be wasted!

Are you a Princess, Enchantress, Faerie, Mermaid or Toad? (with pictures!)
brought to you by Quizilla

123: Scyther - With ninja-like agility and speed,
it can create the illusion that there is more
than one.

Of the Original 150, Which Pokemon Are You?
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Your word is: Sad. You wanted to give yourself to
someone. But they didn't accept you. Being
rejected, whether it be from family, friends,
love-interests or peers, is a very hurtful
thing to go through. It is also likely that you
have been betrayed several times before, which
is why you keep away from everyone now. You
learned the hard way to never trust people, and
your defence mechanism is now to isolate
yourself. Yet you yearn for people who will
understand and like you, to have the thing you
never had: love.

What dark word represents you? (anime pics and 7 outcomes)
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You are sad because of your grief

Why are you sad? [amazing pictures] For darker people
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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Origin of free book

Just got some clarification of how I received the free book in the mail last week, from my A Word A Day email. :)

From: Ruth Ann Harnisch (
Subject: Somebodies and Nobodies book giveaway

Were you surprised to receive a book in the mail recently?

Perhaps you are one of the thousands of AWAD readers who requested a free copy of author Robert Fuller's Somebodies and Nobodies earlier this year. Mr. Fuller was AWAD's Guest Wordsmith from June 21-25, 2004, and to help spread the word about "rankism" and the "dignitarian" society (Fuller's words that aren't yet in dictionaries), The Harnisch Family Foundation offered a free copy of Dr. Fuller's book to the first 500 AWAD readers who requested one. We received thousands of requests - so many, in fact, that we expanded the giveaway to 5000 AWAD readers. It took a while to figure out how to ship all those books. Eventually, we partnered with -- who we met through AWAD -- and The team has now completed the mailing of AWAD requests. However, we have received feedback from many people who are confused about why they received the book. May we kindly request that if you ordered a copy for a friend, that you remind your friend how this book happened to arrive in the mail? And please, don't forget to use the new words whenever you can! Our goal is to make them an official part of the language.

Ruth Ann Harnisch
President, Harnisch Family Foundation

Definitely a good thing. :D

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Smelly incense and repetitive 30-second loops of music do NOT make for a fine ambience! / Poetry and chemistry / Quizzes

Managed to help two people before I even left the house today.. that must be some kind of record! *laugh*

I met my friend Tim's parents this morning, then a bunch of us were talking to Karen about her computer problems until it was time for Sunday School. After that, it was time to go somewhere for lunch: a whole group of us went to the new Pho restaurant to try it out. The food service was kinda slow, the incense wasn't great, and the repeating 30-second loop of music left something to be desired! Nathan tried to get them to change it, but they forgot.. he's usually good at tuning these things out, but not today. Citrus joked that we'd play it at his wedding.. Nate was not too impressed.

There was a TV in the restaurant, so we watched the news clips about the election and another beheading. Citrus mentioned that he'd seen a beheading video on the Net, and it was pretty gross. Adela mentioned that she'd seen one, and wasn't able to sleep that night. We also discussed relationships, training yourself to become somewhat ambidextrous to prevent Alzheimer's, and soda with egg in it. (looked like a protein drink!)

At the meeting, we noticed a new couch in the balcony.. Eric and I sat on it together; it was almost TOO comfortable! Vanessa asked us if we were both feeling better.. yup, we certainly were! I finished writing fifteen birthday cards, all for the month of November. When the meeting ended, I was going to give someone a call, but someone was using the church phone. Maybe later on, if I feel the urge to...

Here's a neat site that I found just now. There are poems to the elements of the periodic table here!

Take the quiz:
are you a liar or a truthful person?

Truth teller.
Hi! You're just like me: a truth teller! I like you! If you were lying throughout the whole test, I'm not that stupid! JUST GO AWAY IF YOU WERE LYING!! (if you were lying, you suck!)

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* YOU ARE A FREAKIN' LIAR!! (You scored 2)
* Truth teller. (You scored 4)
* ?????? I have no idea. (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Anime Character Are You?

You are from the future! You fell in a well that took you to the past! Now you have to hunt for the Shikon Jewel! Good luck!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Inuyasha (You scored 0)
* Kagome (You scored 1)
* Kikyo (You scored 0)
* Kusanagi (You scored 1)
* Momiji (You scored 1)
* Kurama (You scored 1)
* Milly (You scored 0)
* Vash (You scored 0)
* Orphen (You scored 0)
* Cleao (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which Inuyasha Character Are You?

You are Kagome! You are cheerful, and not too shy about expressing feelings. You become embarrassed easily, but you make up for that in love power! You are truly sweet.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Naraku (You scored 0)
* Kagome (You scored 3)
* InuYasha (You scored 2)
* Bankotsu (You scored 0)
* Jakotsu (You scored 1)

Same character in both quizzes... SCORE! :D

Take the quiz:
Rock, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop and R and B music quiz!

You got a 90-100, good job... you know your stuff
You know your stuff, and some of those questions were hard, but also you have an open mind, like me, and don't let what people say about music get to you, so congrats!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You got a 90-100, good job... you know your stuff (You scored 4)
* You got a 70-80, you know some stuff! (You scored 3)
* You got a 60-69, you did okay! (You scored 2)
* You got a 59 or lower, listen to more stuff (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Is He The Right Guy For You???

Yes,yes yes... He is the PERFECT guy for YOU!
He really does love you, and respects you sooo much for the person that you are!!! DON'T LET HIM GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Yes,yes yes... He is the PERFECT guy for YOU! (You scored 3)
* Kinda... He could respect you more though... (You scored 3)
* Maybe, You could do MUCH better... (You scored 0)
* One word..... NO!!! (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Are you insane or normal?

You are definitely insane.
Wow... You are definitely insane. You need to take anger management or something because you are just scary.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You are definitely insane. (You scored 2)
* You have your crazy moments, but rarely. (You scored 2)
* Nope, you're just normal. (You scored 1)

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Early mornings

Managed to get up before my alarm, and have already helped two people before leaving the house to go to church.. woohoo! :D

My friend Candy wanted to know if I could get to this link because it wasn't working from the Q forum.. I could, indeed. Dunno why it isn't working for her....

Someone else on an LJ community I belong to wanted the lyrics to Informatik's A Matter of Time.. I asked on the SDMB, and got the lyrics from someone.

And there you were, your beauty caught me by surprise
I held my tongue in silence, taken
In all my life, I never dreamed someone like you
Could be true, now I know it's you

Wherever you are, I'll be waiting
I'm tearing apart anticipating
It will not be long until you'll be mine
You'll give me your heart just a matter of time

Then you were gone... you disappeared right out of sight
You were the one above all, I knew
You left a hole deep in my heart that will not heal
The time has come to find you, I will


And there you are I can't believe my own two eyes
The day has come, I found you it's true
All this time and now I finally realize
My wish come true, now I'm here with you

I want you, I need you
I've got to be near you

Helping people feels so good.. maybe this is a good omen for today, hahaha! (Halloween good omens.. oh my!)

Now, I must leave to get to church... see ya! :D

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