Saturday, November 13, 2004

Stories, books, and Christmas cards

This morning, I was greeted by a friendly reminder to check my Yahoo mail, since I had goodies in it. So I did, to find something I'll definitely read later tonight.. I didn't have time to read it all right then.

Before Awana, I went to see if I could find a book at Chapters that I'm going to get my friend Erin. She recently mentioned reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and said it really spoke to her. Unfortunately, she couldn't highlight / write in someone else's copy of the book! Upon seeing that the book meant a lot to her, I decided to buy it for her as a Christmas gift. I know she'll appreciate it. :)

While I was at the bookstore today, I also picked up the latest W.C. Privy's Bathroom Companion and the latest Bathroom Reader for myself. There are a LOT of books I'd like to at least read, but I don't have enough money to buy out the entire store! So I'm buying the ones I know I'll like.. besides, I don't want to spend ALL my cash on books! ;)

Managed to finish prepping most of the Christmas cards I'm going to mail out this afternoon, too.. that's one task done as we hurtle into the holiday season. ;) Now, to start on reading.... and checking my Gmail account, since my German friend Tim said he sent me a video a few nights ago. :D

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Operation Christmas Child, and guilt-motivated inscriptions on encouragement cards

Had a good time with my friends today. Eric messaged me to make plans.. when I told him that I'd have Pho for dinner if we were going to church early, he ordered me to eat right then. I didn't listen to him, and ate when we got to church. Pho is definitely good stuff! :D

Talked to a bunch of people; gave out some birthday cards, since a lot of people have November birthdays. Also told Winnie that she wouldn't want my sister naming her kid: "Bok" would be a terrible name! *thud* Eric and I also noticed the disparity in gas prices: 81.9¢ as opposed to 69.9¢ a litre. He sang the gas prices out like my sister would... thanks for the reminder! :D

As a result of the plans I made with Michelle, I can go look at potential Christmas presents at certain places. (she's going for lunch earlier, so wouldn't be available to drive me) Briefly considered calling a certain someone, but decided against it as we were stuffing boxes for Operation Christmas Child with lots of things after the program. Possibly tomorrow.. we shall see.

There were a bunch of encouragement cards for the out-of-town students; I picked them up and started reading what everyone had written. Nathan's inscriptions were hilarious.. my brother owes him a lot of money apparently, and Dave makes him think of Chinese buns. Adela and I guilted Phil into signing more cards than he might have been inclined to write in, even if he said he talked to his girlfriend Megan and Dave all the time anyhow. "Look at all that white space calling you!" "It's the small things that count.. of COURSE they'll want to hear from you!"

Eric and I drove Cindy home.. she asked if we missed my brother. It's definitely weird not having Jon around.. as Eric said, "no more chest slaps." (Hon wrote "don't hurt anyone without their permission" in his encouragement card, hahaha) However, we can always keep up with Jon through his blog.. I'd read a comment Eric had left calling him a "girly man." *laugh* Cindy thought it was hard for me since both my brother and sister weren't around; if her siblings (Dianne and Tony) weren't around, she doesn't know what she'd do! Yeah, it's hard for me.. but not much you can do about it. They're coming back sooner or later, though...

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Friday, November 12, 2004

Memes on LJ Addiction and BC

If you can't access the site, you have a minor freak out... and a major case of hitting reload.

You found yourself composing journal entries during dates, movies, even sex!

When you're out, you suddenly think of a witty reply to a comment somebody made to you... several days ago.

You actually call it LJ and not Livejournal. Check.

You've downloaded some sort of LJ program which has only the purpose of making entries easier to write without going on the site manually.

You consider it a great offense if someone deletes you off their friend's list.

The first thing you do every day when you go online is check your friends journals - even before checking your email.

You actually paid money for a few extra pictures with a full account when you could actually just alternate pics when you want to for your screen icons.

When your friends ask what's new, you get mad at them because you already wrote it in your LJ and they didn't check it yet.

You have put more time into LJ than all your assignments for the semester.

You have more friends on LJ than in real life.

You've met at least 50% of your LJ friends.

You can't seem to call your friends by their real names - only LJ names will do.

You've fallen in love with someone you met on LJ.

You have posted about a party or get together on your LJ... and random strangers showed up.

You are guilty of traveling more than an hour to meet someone with LiveJournal. (Extra points for traveling five hours or more)

You've written a protected entry about one of your LiveJournal friends. (Extra points if they eventually found out about it)

You have written posts to notify people you're going to sleep.

You talk about your LJ friends to your real life friends all the time... like they're a part of your group.

You've created a LJ community, and people actually post in it.

You've been recognized in real life by a fellow LJ'er.

You have friended someone because of their LiveJournal icon.

You have "pity friends" on your list, who you would defriend if you could.

You've pimped one of your friends on your journal, trying to get people to friend him / her.

Instead of doing research, you post difficult questions on your LiveJournal.

Your pets all have their own LiveJournals.

You know, right now, how many people have friended you (without peeking).

You've stopped being friends with someone in real life because of something they've said on LJ.

You're guilty of posting sexy or nude pictures to get more people to friend you.

You have consoled yourself after a horrible day thinking "At least this will make a great LJ post"

You're jealous of people who have more friends and / or comments than you.

You have written a really great, solid post... only to be disappointed by the lack of good comments.

You're guilty of commenting excessively to get more traffic to your journal.

You've deleted a post a few minutes (or hours) after you've written it, because it seemed lame in retrospect.

You give shoutouts to all your LJ friends on their birthdays.

You have an additional, secret journal that hardly anyone knows about.

You've broken up with someone -- or ended a friendship -- solely via LiveJournal.

You have gotten mean anonymous comments (bonus points for figuring out who it was via their IP)

You've been reported (or reported someone) to LJ Abuse.

You've been featured on LJ Drama.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are LJ addicts.

You Know You're From British Columbia When...

You know the provincial flower

You consider that if it has no snow, it is not a real mountain.

You can taste the difference between Starbucks, Blenz, and Tim Horton's.

You know how to pronounce Squamish, Osoyoos & Nanaimo.

You can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark - while only working eight-hour days.

You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

You know that Dawson Creek is a town, not a TV show.

You can point to at least two ski mountains, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 5, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

You switch to your sandals when it gets about 10, but keep the socks on.

You recognize the background shots in your favourite movies & TV shows.

You buy new sunglasses every year, because you can't find the old ones after such a long time.

You use a down comforter in the summer.

The local hero is a pot-smoking snowboarder.

The local wine doesn't taste like malt vinegar.

Your $400,000 Vancouver home is 5 hours from downtown.

You can throw a rock and hit three Starbucks locations.

You've been to a deforestation protest.

If a cop pulls you over, just offer them some of your hash.

It's November, it's raining, but you're still wearing Birkenstocks.

You go broke just paying rent.

You don't own a heavy winter coat

You can't figure out why Manitoba is considered part of Western Canada.

You wouldn't be caught dead on Vancouver Island or Vancouver without your umbrella and plastic shoes.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from British Columbia.

You Are Not Scary

Not Scary!

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

You Are From the Sun

Of all your friends, you're the shining star.
You're dramatic - loving attention and the spotlight.
You're a total entertainer and the life of the party.
Watch out! The Sun can be stubborn, demanding, and flirty.
Overall, you're a great leader and great friend. The very best!

You Are a Social Blogger!

Your blog is more of a semi-private affair for your friends.
It's how you keep in touch... sharing stories, jokes, and pics.

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Watch out for my freaky memory! / Quizzes

I know that my memory freaks people out sometimes.. just ask any of my friends when I remember one of their birthdays right out of the blue. They always ask how I remember everyone's birthdays, and ask me if there's a birthday they want to know about, heh. There was this time in early 2003 when Jessica Lai was coming back to the Fellowship, and I asked her whether her birthday was Feb. 12. She was definitely very surprised! I also remember the time Jason and Keith were discussing my memory: Jason said that I was the birthday queen (which is a great nickname that's stuck with me ever since), and Keith said that I was amazing and had birthday prowess. :)

I was just reminded of this because I'm talking to Corey about how he can't pass up chances to screw with people, so I responded with "in three years and five days, I've indeed noticed that!" The next thing he said was, "You keep track of the day we met or something?" HAHAHAHAHA.. well, for some reason the date is easy to remember. Maybe it's because I've written it down somewhere, because I don't remember when I started talking to everyone on my various contact lists. (whether it be in real life or not.. it would be even harder if it was in real life :P) The only reason I remember when I first talked to Stephen on AIM is because it was the date the computer monitor blinked out: 25 February 2004. (not sure when we first started talking in LJ commentage.. probably Feb. 2 or 3, as I know it was in an RQ post) Now, Corey and I are just talking about our first conversations on 6 November 2001.. ah, memories! :D (we were discussing one of his favorite subjects.. GWAR, not naked chicks :P)

This also reminds me of what Spoz told me on 22 November 2002, when I told him that the day marked the one-year anniversary of when we started talking: "damn.. YOU DO KEEP INSANE RECORDS! :P" It's not so much that I keep insane records, which is what I *tried* to tell him. Not sure whether he actually believed me or not, but I'm sure it didn't help his perceptions of me as an obsessive-compulsive detail lunatic. *laugh* It's all good, though.. as long as I don't use the word "defenestrate" on his forum (which I really should visit again), or make copious references to Matthew Good (or his band) around him, we're good. ;)

You might be wondering what the point of this entry is... here it is: watch out for my freaky memory! Even though it might not be the best, I'll remember things that you don't think I could. (trips me up sometimes, though) Despite what Spoz thinks, I'm not a robot.. I *will* forget things from time to time. It's not a case of selective memory, either.. at least, not in most instances. ;) Definitely not a case of "you have a good memory, so why did you forget?!" Then again, there are the times when I'd like to forget things I remember... but let's not go there for now. That would make this entry way longer than it needs to be. ;)

Take the quiz:
confused I am

you're absolutely normal.... you suck

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* normal (You scored 1)
* mildly confusable (You scored 0)
* I'm confused (You scored 0)
* what are we talking about? (You scored 0)
* YAH SURE okay, whatever (You scored 0)
* whatever you say (You scored 1)
* duh????!!!!?? (You scored 0)
* whatever (You scored 0)
* ???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (You scored 0)
* I'M A DUMB ASS (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
What Finding Nemo Character Are You?

Seagull Guy
You are very smart and friendly

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Dory (You scored 1)
* Crush (You scored 0)
* Bruce (You scored 0)
* Marlin (You scored 0)
* Nemo (You scored 1)
* Bloat (You scored 0)
* Seagull Guy (You scored 2)
* Gulls (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
What natural disaster are you?


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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* tornado (You scored 1)
* hurricane (You scored 0)
* volcano (You scored 2)
* earthquake (You scored 1)
* tsunami (You scored 0)
* iceberg (You scored 0)
* lightning (You scored 0)
* fire (You scored 0)
* flood (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which game ninja are you

A cybernetic guy that holds a grudge against an old friend

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Ninja (You scored 2)
* Rikimaru (You scored 2)
* Tatsumaru (You scored 0)
* Tesshu (You scored 0)

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Toblerone bars, bubble tea, computer power bars, and more... / Quizzes

Just went out for a couple hours to buy some stuff:

* more US stamps for the Christmas cards I plan to send (luckily, I got the regular ones so they can be used after Xmas if need be ;) )

* two big Toblerone bars (Swiss almond chocolate and honey nougat.. I saw this 4.5 kg one for $69.99! *thud* )

* strawberry bubble tea (enough said.. and the next one from Tazza World Tea and Café will be free!)

* a computer power bar (I was about to go home when I remembered Eric M.'s advice about getting one to protect my computer against power outages and such.. must tell him about it later! Yay for Eric!)

* a few little surprises.. you'll have to see them first! ;)

Now, it's off to do my laundry and maybe take a nap / read a bit before a certain time (and I'm calling HIM for a change!)... the fun never stops around here, I tell ya! ;)

Take the quiz:
Are you a cat or a dog?

Well, I'm not so sure what you are. Sorry.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Dog (You scored 2)
* Cat (You scored 0)
* Unknown (You scored 3)

Take the quiz:
Have You Or Will You Be Possessed?

You may be possessed..
You may get possessed later on in life... you're safe for now, though.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You have or will be possessed! (You scored 0)
* You may be possessed.. (You scored 6)
* You will never be possessed! (You scored 3)

Take the quiz:
how much do you talk to yourself?

Does having this "quirk" mean you're abnormal? Does it mean you're an oddball? Does it mean you're going mad? Actually, it just means you have plenty to talk about, but not always someone around to whom you can speak. Perhaps you're just bursting with emotion, imagination, or the need to communicate. (As a child, you probably talked to an imaginary playmate.) Under the right circumstances, talking to yourself can be a delightful way to release mental "steam" and to confide in a friend (namely, yourself). As long as you allow room for other friends to join in! Think about it. Talk it over with yourself.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* weird?? (You scored 4)
* normal (You scored 1)
* none of the above... you must be a geek (You scored 0)

They totally stole the answers from this Quiz Stop quiz about the same thing, yo! :P

Take the quiz:
Which Robin Hood Outlaw are you?

Robin of Loxley
Following in your father's footsteps, you have assumed the mantle as the protector of the people. Your common origins and noble bearing have won you respect as ROBIN HOOD.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Robin of Loxley (You scored 2)
* Robert of Huntington (You scored 2)
* Marion of Leaford (You scored 1)
* Much the miller's son (You scored 0)
* Little John (You scored 2)
* William Schathlock (You scored 1)
* Nasir (You scored 1)
* Friar Tuck (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What animal are you

Mystical Creature
You are very peaceful, but you are not sometimes. You should be very proud.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Mystical Creature (You scored 2)
* Bear (You scored 0)
* Polar Bear (You scored 0)
* Cat (You scored 1)
* Cow (You scored 0)
* Tiger (You scored 0)
* Dog (You scored 1)
* Other (You scored 1)

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Assicons, courtesy of my friend Dave C.

We all know those cute little computer symbols called "emoticons," where:

:) means a smile and

:( is a frown. Sometimes these are represented by

:-) and

:-( respectively.

Well, how about some "assicons"? Here goes:

(_!_) a regular ass

(__!__) a fat ass

(!) a tight ass

(_*_) a sore ass

{_!_} a swishy ass

(_o_) an ass that's been around

(_x_) kiss my ass

(_X_) leave my ass alone

(_zzz_) a tired ass

(_E=mc2_) a smart ass

(_$_) Money coming out of his ass

(_?_) Dumb Ass

oo*" "*o.o*" "*o.
o o *o
....o o 'o
o o o.
o o o
o \o/ o
o --0-- o
o. /o\ o
o o o
o o o
o o oo
oo o oo
oo. oo oo
'ooo. oo. ooo
o ""oo,, ,,oO-'Oo, ,,,,,oo"o
o. """""" oo """"" o
'o oo o'
o oo o
'o o o*
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o

You have just been e-mooned! Send this to 5 people within the next hour, and you will be blessed with people laughing at your email. This is NOT a chain letter, so if you don't mail it out, you won't have bad luck. (But who wouldn't want to e-Moon a friend?)

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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Where Does Your Beauty Lie?

Nothing much has happened today, although I had a lovely discussion with Eric H. last night. If you're reading this: thanks, you rock the house! :D

Here's a quiz:
Intelligent Beauty

Your Beauty lies in Intelligence. Logical, wise, and a book-worm. You
have a mature beauty and look that shows how smart you are. You rely solely
on your logic to solve all your or anyone else's problems, which is a bit of a
two-sided coin. The fact makes you seem rather emotionless and cold to some
people. Not everything can be solved with logic. Despite it, many come to you for
advice and love how smart you are, wondering if there is anything you
don't know. You probably don't wear much make-up as it distracts you from your
studies, but you may wear a pair of glasses just because you like how you look in
them, whether you need them or not. For the most part, your looks mean little to
you, which makes you all the more attractive, especially when you're concentrated on
something. Good for you. Now go get your next A+.

Some Things That Represent You:

Element: Water, Light
Animal: Owl
Color: Black, White, Blues
Song: Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata
Expression: Concentrated Stare

Gemstone: Topaz
Mythological Creature: Centaur
Sign: Libra
Planet: Uranus

Hair Color: Dusty Blonde
Eye Color: Gray-Blue
Quote: "Knowledge is power."

Where Does Your Beauty Lie? ..::Original Pictures Are Back! Detailed Results::..
brought to you by Quizilla

I wear glasses because I need them, and these results make me sound like a nerd. :P

(no, I'm not a nerd.. but people seem to think I'm smart, with no backing to that)

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Monday, November 08, 2004

Talking to Shannon makes me lose brain cells...

Shannon's been my friend since 1997; we met at this summer camp for differently-abled people. She may not be so bad as a friend, but sometimes she makes me lose patience. :P Doing things with her takes longer than normal, but I try to understand. She seems to have a problem with her memory.. I had told her two minutes before she asked again what day and time we'd be meeting. (Thursday, Nov. 25.. 4:00 at the Quay, after my dentist appointment)

She also asked me how my name was spelled.. this, after knowing me for so long! Said she had two different versions of my name written down by the computer, and wanted to know which one was correct. I'll give her credit for at least asking about it, but shouldn't you know how to spell your friends' names long before this? She also claimed my email address didn't work because stuff was undeliverable and such. I have been using it since January without any of those problems.. we all know it works, after all. :P

Hmm.. oh well, at least I will get to talk to two people in the next two nights that don't have "brain damage." ;) ("brain damage" is meant in an entirely joking way!)

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Preparing Christmas cards, 2004

It's that time again to get ready for Christmas. Who am I sending cards to this year? (besides the local friends' Christmas cards if I can write enough of them, haha)

Right now, this is what the list looks like: Michael, Corey, Dan, Stephen, Lisa, Steve and Carol, Alyssa, Aaron, John D., Jocelyn, Farrah, Jim and Catherine, Sara Jane, Meredith, Candy, Darren, and Kathy. I'm also sending Michael a notebook in exchange for a dragon.. we both think that sounds fair. Not sure if I'm sending anyone else things.. I haven't made up my mind yet.

I do know that I have to get some more stamps, and at least address the envelopes! Time to do that now... see ya!

What Rocker are you?


Guns n Roses guitarist, one of the greatest guitar players ever

Personality Test Results

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Sleeping Pro-Tip

PROTIP: crack a window when you sleep to get fresh air and maximize your sleeping state's regenerative processes!

Courtesy of Corey.. I don't know that I'll trust links he puts up for a while, though! At least, not after tonight: Lemon Party, Tubgirl, Goatse, Sublime Directory, The Hun, the Pain series of pics... I would normally like that guy, but I'm on the edge of being about it!

Heads-up to Andre: Don't even try commenting on this one with a gross picture. :P

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Sunday, November 07, 2004

Unexpected phone calls / How Much I'm Worth / Quizzes

Yesterday, I received a lovely unexpected phone call from someone at about 11:35 PM. In case you're wondering why I'm not going to have a complaint about it happening so late, that is because he asked me beforehand if he could call.. which I wish more people in my life would do. :P He was concerned about my being tired and whatnot, but I really did want to hear his voice, and it was so awesome that he'd have that kind of consideration. Too bad it only worked for about ten minutes before the phone cut off mid-sentence.. at least through talking with Eric H., I know it's not a big conspiracy by the phone company to keep us apart.. ringer problems and such also happen to him. :P

I love little highlights like that.. although I'm certainly not going to use Spoz's line on him anytime soon. That reminds me, I should talk to him soon too! (haha, here comes amusement central! :D)

I'm worth $1,758,076.35! How much are you worth?

Take the quiz:
how crazy are YOU!?!?


Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* INSANE! GOT NO BRAIN!! (You scored 3)
* normal (You scored 0)
* SWITCHED (You scored 3)
* WEIRDO (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
What Is Your Personality?

You don't tend to like loudmouths or leaders. Good for you! You follow no one, and don't dislike much.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Leader (You scored 1)
* Loner (You scored 2)
* Gangsta (You scored 0)
* Slut (You scored 1)
* The Quiet Type (You scored 0)
* Loudmouth (You scored 0)
* Smart Aleck (You scored 0)
* Hot (You scored 0)
* Martha (You scored 0)
* Thing From Outer Space (You scored 1)
* Something From Under The Bed (You scored 0)
* Silly Willy (You scored 0)
* Princess / Prince (You scored 0)
* Average-Lou (You scored 0)
* Jelly Belly (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which Of My Story Characters Are You?

You're Damien Resse! You are controlling, sexy, and into war -- a natural-born leader. You have this thing where you must be in control at all times. Simmer down a wee bit and let someone else take the reins!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Damien (You scored 1)
* Aara (You scored 0)
* Shawn (You scored 0)
* Nic (You scored 1)
* Jade (You scored 1)
* Salem (You scored 0)
* Seamus (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
What self-mutilation emotion sequence are you?

Worthlessness, Exhilaration, Shame
doot doo doot

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Tension, Pleasure, Guilt (You scored 0)
* Worthlessness, Exhilaration, Shame (You scored 1)
* Vulnerability, Satisfaction, Crushed (You scored 0)
* Loneliness, Gratification, Pathetic (You scored 0)
* Confusion, Relief, Disturbed (You scored 0)
* Detachment, Control, No control (You scored 1)
* Panic, Aggression, Sorrow (You scored 1)
* Torment, Hatred, Intrigue with scars (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
What Kind of Light Source Are You?

Track Lighting
Pros: You are definitely a go-getter. You know what you want, and you know what actions will lead you to it. You take care of yourself first in a cutthroat world. Cons: You may point out only what you want to see in certain situations, and although this may narrow out complications for you, you may lead others astray from their own true feelings by being so one-sided.

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All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Night Light (You scored 1)
* Disco Ball (You scored 0)
* Table Lamp (You scored 0)
* Track Lighting (You scored 2)
* Fluorescent Lighting (You scored 1)
* The Sun (You scored 1)

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