Saturday, December 04, 2004

Friday Five: Phobias

Now that I finally have time to answer these:

1. If you have a phobia (or something close to one), what is it?

Fear of escalators.

2. How long have you had the phobia (or something close to it)?

Since I was little.

3. If you know anyone with a phobia (or something close to it), how does s/he act when s/he is experiencing it?

They hyperventilate and have a semi-panic attack.

4. What is one phobia you would wish not to have?

Fear of people touching you.

5. What is one phobia you wouldn't mind having, if you were to face one?

Fear of the Walloons.


Friday, December 03, 2004

Quizzes on elements, quirky deaths, surviving a horror movie, and more!

Note: What type of serial killer are you? / What Type of Music Are You? / What will your last words be before you die? / You in 10 Years Kwiz Biz quizzes. (by FunkyDirt, Burrito05, iluvfacialz, faded_days)

Note: LJ Heaviest Drunkers / LJ Deranged Hippo / LJ Chrono-Displacement blogquizzes. (by Paul, Olvidarás, and James)

What's Your Style? Find out @ She's Crafty

You're a true nature chick who loves the outdoors. Because you're always running from activity to activity, you have zero time for a full fussy face of makeup. Instead, you want to be able to hop out of the shower, pull your hair into a ponytail, slap on some sunscreen, and go. Just make sure that your laid-back, all-things-natural attitude doesn't lead to you become lazy -even on-the-go girls need to glam themselves up sometimes!

Which Empire Records Character Are You? Find out @ She's Crafty

You are one crazy mother. And you really want to work at a record store. Lucas is your hero, which is and isn't strange because you're polar opposites. You want to be Lucas-level cool, when unfortunately (no matter how humorous you are) your level wouldn't even get you on a rollercoaster. You have the best intentions at heart and are actually a nice guy, but no one notices.

Take the quiz:
Which Laguna Beach Character are You?

You have strong morals and respect your friends. Singing and acting are a passion. You are also very smart, though.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* LC (You scored 1)
* Stephen (You scored 0)
* Lo (You scored 2)
* Kristin (You scored 0)
* Talan (You scored 0)
* Christina (You scored 3)
* Trey (You scored 0)
* Morgan (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
How Royal Are You?

Somewhat Royal
You are... not VERY royal. Occasionally, you act like you're the ruler, but most of the time, you just act like any old regular human being. Try taking a little more charge sometimes... it can be fun!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Pure Royalty! (You scored 1)
* Almost Royal... (You scored 0)
* Somewhat Royal (You scored 3)
* Not Royal at All! (You scored 2)

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Discover the hidden meaning of your Sun Sign symbol (With pictures!)

The M-shaped sign for Virgo stands for Mary, the virgin mother of Christ, and the squiggle at the side represents a sheaf of harvested wheat. Some believe this wheat sheaf demonstrates a remnant of ancient paganism in the heyday of early Christianity: the combination of inner purity with human fertility - both of which are features of Virgo natives today.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Aries (You scored 0)
* Taurus (You scored 0)
* Gemini (You scored 0)
* Cancer (You scored 0)
* Leo (You scored 0)
* Virgo (You scored 1)
* Libra (You scored 0)
* Scorpio (You scored 0)
* Sagittarius (You scored 0)
* Capricorn (You scored 0)
* Aquarius (You scored 0)
* Pisces (You scored 0)

Would you survive a horror movie? Find out @ She's Crafty

No psycho slayer is going to get between you and your right to life. You're an ass-kicker, a charge taker, and if need be, a monster masher. You're level-headed in sticky situations, you trust yout instincts, and you're not afraid to get a little dirty while getting the job done. Simply put, you rock! But don't get carried away. Even though your little brother might act like a creep sometimes, you definitely shouldn't be driving stakes through his heart!

Little White Liar
Congratulations! You scored 73%!

This would be the category most people would want to fall into. It's almost perfectly balanced. You don't lie in places that you shouldn't, and you aren't overly truthful... so that people spite you for being a know-it-all, tattletale, or just plain being too frank. On the other hand, you don't have to worry about the reputation of a liar... so you just keep on being yourself!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 65% on liar
Link: The LIE DETECTOR Test written by AngelSpark on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Broadway Icons Quiz! by Thicket
Favorite Broadway Song:
Wicked Icon:
RENT Icon:
POTO Icon:
Sweeney Todd Icon:
Your Personal Icon:
Random Icon:
Quiz created with MemeGen!

The Common Woman
You scored 36 variable 1!

Congratulations, you weren't horribly disfigured in the transformation from inside beauty to out. You are like a majority of women, or people in fact. You are a little self-centered, but overall an all right and caring person. But be careful, or you may find yourself as an Ugly
Harpy, or even one of the lowliest Hideous Medusas. However, stay on the track you are on and you might grow into one of the unrivaled beauties.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 7% on goodness
Link: The What SHOULD you look like Test written by Flu102 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

How cool are you? by jas_the_taz
future amount of money$5,642
style of clothing
type of music
coolness: 49%
Quiz created with MemeGen!

what makes you beautiful? by sweet_angel
fav. color
your eyes makes me shiver
your nose iscute
your hair isrough
your lips arekissable
your body isnot sexy
all in all, you arecharming!
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Android or Hologram
You scored 60% Aggressivness, 60% Technology, and 60% Social Enlightenment!
Homeworld: n/a

Hmmm, interesting. You have a high level of technological development, you're aggressive, and yet you're still extremely socially progressive. How is this possible? It's not! At least not naturally, anyway (and not in the Star Trek universe). This suggests that you are either an android or a hologram, meaning you're are capable of just about anything. You can be aggressive, but also peaceful. By your very nature, you have a high level technology... yet many androids or holograms seek to enhance their humanity. You defy categorisation and have superseded mere organic life to become a totally different breed of lifeform...










Like this test? Then don't forget to rate it!!

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The Trekkie Test

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The Capitals of the World Test

The Australian Trivia Test

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 77% on Aggressiveness

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You scored higher than 67% on Technology

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You scored higher than 57% on Social Enlightement
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Take the quiz:
Quirky Death, Anyone?

Drown in a glass of water!
Your obsession with water didn't get you very far, did it?

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Drown in a glass of water! (You scored 2)
* Suffer a severe paper cut! (You scored 0)
* Forget to breathe! (You scored 0)
* Eaten by wild ferrets! (You scored 1)
* Human combustion!! (You scored 2)

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Which Element Are You?

Coooool... your element is Sky. :) You believe things will always look up. If something goes wrong, something will go right. Kinda like whenever someone dies, someone is born.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Earth (You scored 1)
* Fire (You scored 1)
* Water (You scored 0)
* Sky (You scored 2)
* Air (You scored 1)

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Inner Shapeshifter

The Indian snake creature known as the naga was
believed to reside in groups apart from normal
humans, and many legends tell of their secret
cities hidden deep in the jungle, underground,
or underwater. In many tales, the naga is often
of royal lineage, or sometimes even divinity.
Nagas are often associated with water, and it
is said that they can control the weather.

As a naga, you possess strong leadership abilities,
you are highly intelligent, and you can also be
a bit intimidating. You also enjoy the finer
things in life and like to be pampered, and
you're not too keen on mixing and mingling with
the unwashed masses.

Who is your inner Shapeshifter?
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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Akbar's Dopefest

Since I have nothing to say right now, here's a picture instead:

I was looking for old pictures, and found this one of a few people at an SDMB Dopefest. No, it has nothing to do with drugs.. that's just the term for get-togethers that happen with people on that message board. I look bad in photos, and admit I wasn't looking at the camera.. I have issues with flashing lights right in front of my face, even though (as Corey's just reminded me) that tends to be how a camera flash works. :P

This happened on Saturday, 5 April 2003. Bob's Texas sweetie Brianna (whom he met on that board, incidentally) was visiting him that weekend for his birthday, and asked if anyone in the area wanted to get together for dinner. Cheri, Ann, and I showed up at Akbar's Own... and it was good Indian food and great company. :D

I also went to my friend Lauren's surprise bridal shower that morning, and chilled at Chapters that afternoon.. I also bought the then-new Matthew Good CD Avalanche right before dinner. The day was great fun! :D

* that's Zyada (Brianna) and rjk (Bob) in the back and l-r me, Scotticher (Cheri), and zoogirl (Ann)

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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Conversations with Erik: November 15 to 30, 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Mon Nov 15 22:20:17 2004
aryk29: Boo! :D
flamsterette_x: Ack!
aryk29: Busy?
aryk29: (Some greeting! ;) :p )
flamsterette_x: Um, just re-configuring Trillian here. I'm sure you've read the story of my computer woes tonight!
aryk29: No I must have missed that post. :(
flamsterette_x: Oh, wait. I don't think I even made that post over there. Never mind!
aryk29: That would explain my confusion. :p Hey, BTW... here's the quotes thread
flamsterette_x: Tonight has not been a good night, computer-wise. Corey messaged me with some more non-viewable icons, which he insisted I should be able to see. I couldn't see them, so he sent me a copy of Trillian Pro. He also sent me a link to download WinRAR, which is better than WinZip. Trillian Pro had a lot of viruses, even though he runs updated anti-virus software all the time on his computer and hadn't noticed a problem. Of course I believe him. :) Running my own virus scans and doing what he told me to do ultimately didn't work.. so to make a long story short, I'm starting anew with the regular version of Trillian. It doesn't really matter that I can't see his icons... ;)
aryk29: What a nightmare! :(
flamsterette_x: Yeah, I thought it would be fine, but it ended up not. Oh well, like I said in a post you could actually see, Corey will be there for me. :)
flamsterette_x: And yes, I know the same is true for you if that is what you were trying to get at in your response. ;)
aryk29: Well, we hadn't IM'ed in a while is all. :)
flamsterette_x: Heh, I know. Didn't mean to sound so weird with my response. :P
aryk29: :D
aryk29: So was there anything in particular you wanted to discuss and get caught up on?
flamsterette_x: Heh.. not really. Just thought it would be nice to talk to you when you could, is all. Like you said, we haven't really IM'ed in a bit. :)
aryk29: ic.
aryk29: Have you been reading the SDMB a lot lately?
flamsterette_x: No..... is there something I should see?
aryk29: Just wondering. :)
aryk29: It's been hard to do a lot online cuz our internet connection has been behaving badly.
flamsterette_x: Yeah, so I gathered from your post.
aryk29: Trying to remember if I posted what kind of connection it is.
flamsterette_x: No.. all you said about it was something like "a POS connection."
aryk29: To the extreme. It's wireless DSL, connected line-of-sight to a server in the office. But, it has these long periods where it goes completely unresponsive for hours on end, sometimes in the middle of a long GQ post. I told another friend of mine that I want to go back to dialup.
flamsterette_x: That sounds like a good connection, but if it behaves like that...
aryk29: It's not good. Well, right now... it seems to be working but half the time it isn't. Which is another thing... if I should suddenly go offline, it's not the computer, it's the connection.
flamsterette_x: All right then, so noted.
aryk29: brb
aryk29: Just had to get some chocolate chip cookies.
flamsterette_x: k
aryk29: So anyway, cable beats DSL.
aryk29: They're going to implode a piece of history tonight / tomorrow morning. :(
flamsterette_x: Uh.. what are you talking about?
aryk29: The last piece of the Desert Inn... they have explosives set up and they're going to detonate it at 2:30. It was built in 1950 or thereabouts, and closed down a couple years ago.
flamsterette_x: No wonder I have no clue what you're talking about.
aryk29: Yeah it's a local Vegas thing. Still, it's sad to see a building go down.
flamsterette_x: True.
Session Close (aryk29): Mon Nov 15 23:04:25 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Mon Nov 15 23:21:55 2004
aryk29: But on the bright side, it must mean they're getting ready to put in something new. Like that one they tore down in 1993 is now the Bellagio.
flamsterette_x: I guess that's a good thing..
aryk29: Sorry, my mother was just bending my ear. :)
flamsterette_x: Ha, that sounds like the excuse HE gave me last week. :P
aryk29: Who, Corey?
flamsterette_x: Haha, no. Of course not.
aryk29: I'm confused then.
flamsterette_x: Yes, I talk to Corey all the time (for the last three weeks straight, in fact :P), but that is NOT who I meant. :P
aryk29: Oooh, a puzzle... okay, my next guess is Reaibn.
flamsterette_x: You got it.
aryk29: Woot! Finally won at a guessing game. :D
aryk29: So youse were chatting and he was away from the computer for a while?
flamsterette_x: No. That was his excuse for not calling me back last Wednesday. I know he's busy with his upcoming move and all, but man!
aryk29: Sometimes people get caught up in life and forget. Come to think of it, I haven't seen him on the board lately.
*** You have been disconnected. Tue Nov 16 00:12:45 2004.
*** "aryk29" signed on at Tue Nov 16 00:14:28 2004.
flamsterette_x: Yeah, I guess. Oh well.
flamsterette_x: What can I say.. he's been busy, I suppose. Even I haven't heard THAT much from him lately.
aryk29: Is he relocating or just moving to a new house?
flamsterette_x: Moving to a new house. He says it'll be good because he and his best friend will have cable Internet and then he'll presumably have more time to spend with me. Eek.
aryk29: Ah yes... can't beat cable. It depends though, if he'll have his own computer online or timeshare it with his friend. It's easy to spend all day on the net. :D
flamsterette_x: Yes, I know.
flamsterette_x: We'll see. Big change..
aryk29: Watch his post count skyrocket... :p
flamsterette_x: Eep.
flamsterette_x: That is... um..... *Ican'ttalkaboutthis*...
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 16 00:36:50 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 16 00:37:03 2004
flamsterette_x: I need time!
flamsterette_x: (to adjust to the change, y'know)
aryk29: What, about him moving?
flamsterette_x: Yeah.
aryk29: umm.... okay.
flamsterette_x: Cognitive dissociation.
aryk29: Forgive me for being dense at 1:00 in the morning... :p If you want to change the subject, that's okay too. :)
flamsterette_x: Not quite 1 AM, but eh. :P
flamsterette_x: Yes, he told me 2 weeks ago for sure that they'd be moving. (him and his best friend)
aryk29: 2 weeks is not enough time!?
flamsterette_x: It's only in the last few days that it's set in.
aryk29: Oh, so that's what you were wondering about in the I Am thread. :)
flamsterette_x: Uh.. what did I put again? I think it was 4 AM or something..
aryk29: Hang on... I'll check (the post I'm thinking of was something like noon or early afternoon on the 10th)
aryk29: You wrote "I am mostly caught up elsewhere with stuff I missed over the weekend." on 11/15, 4:16 AM.
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 16 01:10:43 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 16 01:11:22 2004
aryk29: wb.
flamsterette_x: thanks.. and no, that's not what I meant :P
aryk29: You're welcome, and okay, back to page 28... :)
aryk29: Oops... the one I was thinking of was on the 11th, not the 10th... "I am.... wondering about all sorts of stuff. [headbang]" followed at 2:11 AM by "Right now, I am... thinking of going to bed. Heard some good news today, which serves to put me in a slightly better frame of mind than before. :D" Well, glad to hear about the good news anyway!
flamsterette_x: What I meant by the original post was that I was caught up on stuff on other sites.
flamsterette_x: And yes.. the "wondering about all sorts of stuff" was the moving / change stuff. :P
flamsterette_x: Good news.. um.. can't remember what that was.
aryk29: Well, whatever the big change is, I am sending positive thoughts to both of you. :)
flamsterette_x: The big change is his move!
flamsterette_x: And I know I should be able to cope with it meaning more time with each other and all, but somehow my brain refuses to cooperate. Ack.
flamsterette_x: But thanks!
aryk29: :)
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 16 01:30:43 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 16 01:37:54 2004
aryk29: Make up your mind. :p ;) :D
aryk29: Problems with Trillian?
flamsterette_x: Eh, shush you. :P
flamsterette_x: Sorta. I needed to get stuff from the "real" programs, and then encountered an error. Oh well.
aryk29: "Real" programs? Error - must have been an exception or illegal instruction or general protection fault or whatever they're calling it nowadays.
flamsterette_x: Yeah, the real programs.
flamsterette_x: You know, the Yahoo / MSN / AIM / ICQ programs that you'd normally use.
aryk29: oic. Because they actually work. :p
flamsterette_x: Well, maybe. :P
aryk29: Hey, ya know what? I screwed up.
aryk29: Before you got your new computer, I should have sent you my snail mouse pointer.
flamsterette_x: You did?
flamsterette_x: I never noticed that..
aryk29: I didn't send it, but I should have.
flamsterette_x: Didn't you send me some other pointer?
aryk29: Umm... might have, not sure. Was it the snail?
flamsterette_x: No, Loch Ness Monster or something.
aryk29: Oh yeah! Okay. Here's the snail.
flamsterette_x: Snail?
flamsterette_x: Oh, and why would you have sent it to me before?
aryk29: Because your old computer was slow. I use the snail as my wait cursor. :D
flamsterette_x: Ah, I see.
flamsterette_x: Ha ha ha.
aryk29: It's telling me you did not accept the file transfer.
flamsterette_x: What file transfer?!
aryk29: I tried to send you the snail pointer. Lemme guess, Trillian don't do that neither?
flamsterette_x: Usually, it does... hmm.
aryk29: Why don't I just email the silly thing.
flamsterette_x: Why not.
aryk29: Done. :)
aryk29: Have fun with the pointer! Can't believe it's almost 3:00. cya later. :)
flamsterette_x: Got it. Thanks.. Going to bed now. Later.
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 16 02:55:42 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Sat Nov 20 17:44:59 2004
aryk29: Boo! :) Guess you're away from the computer right now, but did you see SkipMagic has a new board? It's powered by Invasion also. :D
*** Auto-response sent to aryk29: I am currently away from the computer.
flamsterette_x: I saw that thread of yours, by the way.
Session Close (aryk29): Sat Nov 20 18:52:11 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Sat Nov 20 18:52:42 2004
aryk29: Yeah, I wasn't sure how you'd take it.
*** Auto-response sent to aryk29: I am currently away from the computer.
aryk29: (Your chat client still says you're away from the computer.)
aryk29: Are you surprised? I understand if you don't want to talk about it. :)
flamsterette_x: (Yes, I know it says that.. it's to prevent the entire known universe from bombarding me right after I get home.)
aryk29: ic
flamsterette_x: There you go.
flamsterette_x: I only saw it because I was responding to the birthday thread. I looked at your signature, which says something like "Maybe not all boy" or something, and thought: "Hmm.. okay, I'll check it out."
aryk29: I knew you would see it sooner or later, and was worried what you'd think because I value friendship a lot.
flamsterette_x: So do I. Do you want to know what I think?
aryk29: Yes! :)
flamsterette_x: Half a mo.
aryk29: Not sure what you mean.
flamsterette_x: "Half a moment." Meaning "hang on for a second."
aryk29: oic
flamsterette_x: Had to make a sandwich.
flamsterette_x: So.. you want to know what I think. :)
aryk29: Good or bad - it's okay. :)
flamsterette_x: At first, I thought you were having us on.
flamsterette_x: (meaning, I thought it was a joke at first.. dunno why I'm talking in British-speak tonight :P)
aryk29: I understand. :D
flamsterette_x: But I realized you were altogether serious about at least trying it out.. and then I didn't know what to think!
aryk29: Do know that I'm the same person I've always been... nothing's changed. :)
aryk29: I guess I should have warned ya. Actually, I had "Get ready for the shock of your life" as my Yahoo Messenger status for a while, but then remembered you couldn't see my status text.
flamsterette_x: Wait a minute.. I can see it.. I think. Change it to whatever you like so I can figure out if I can.
aryk29: Okay, how's that?
aryk29: I mean okay, done... can you see me now?
flamsterette_x: Yup, thought so.
aryk29: What does it say? :D
flamsterette_x: "City of Lost Wages" .. no idea of the reference.
aryk29: Lost Wages = Las Vegas. :D I didn't want to put Sin City, my SDMB location field, because one of my IM friends is underage. :p
flamsterette_x: Hm.. thought so.
aryk29: So, now I am stuck with a guy's username, which was already changed once (used to be aryk29), because at the time I was ill-informed and maybe in denial, and to top it off in my infinite wisdom :p I am using the same username at Our Place.
aryk29: (BTW, you may have noticed I've been dropping hints over there.)
flamsterette_x: Now, about that thread.. I admit I was pretty shocked, yes. In fact, this is the first time this sort of thing has come up. Still trying to figure out what to say..
aryk29: If you need to take some time, collect your thoughts, I understand.
flamsterette_x: I keep thinking of things, writing them out, discarding them after trying to look at them objectively.. none of them horrible.
aryk29: Maybe you could write them out on paper or in a private text file on your HD? Maybe after a while, you'd have enough to read over them all and it would be clear how you really feel about it?
flamsterette_x: Maybe.. you know me and friendship. I try to accept my friends no matter what. :)
flamsterette_x: (and that incident last year has nothing to do with it)
aryk29: Glad to hear that. Last year? I already forgot! ;)
flamsterette_x: All right! ;)
aryk29: It's getting awful windy here... hope it doesn't start thundering.
flamsterette_x: Now that I'm not distracted by other things, I'm getting an image of you in my head that is alternately amusing and weird.
flamsterette_x: I hope not!
aryk29: Okay... mind sharing? :D
aryk29: (If it's what I think it is, rest assured. :) Try picturing if I had been born a girl, and wear the same clothes as I do now - jeans, T-shirts, etc)
flamsterette_x: Um.. one of those flamboyant RuPaul wannabes in utterly ridiculous drag queen clothing.. *lips sealed into an X*
aryk29: Yeah I thought so... that's NOT me. :D
flamsterette_x: I know it's not, or shouldn't be.. at least, after I read the thread. But shock / horror / disbelief / denial were among my initial reactions...
aryk29: Sorry you felt that way. :(
flamsterette_x: Even you figured it would be a shock, to say the least. :) But I think I'm over the initial denial, the "no, he's not.. it can't be true.." part, anyhow. :) So I don't know if that's reassuring or not..
aryk29: Well, it sounds like the hardest part is over, so that's a good thing. It wasn't easy for me either. I wish it could have been easy for both of us.
flamsterette_x: Then I thought: "I have to talk to him about it, sometime. At least then it won't be so bad." :)
aryk29: Is it not so bad now that we have talked about it? :)
flamsterette_x: It's made me feel better, yes. :)
aryk29: Good to hear that! :)
flamsterette_x: (although of course I don't fully understand it, and probably won't be able to...)
aryk29: It's not easy to explain.
aryk29: But, if you ever have any questions I'd be glad to answer them.
flamsterette_x: I know. :)
flamsterette_x: Well, I do actually have one. When did you begin thinking this?
aryk29: Well, I can think back to when I was 11 and I had an image of myself as female... throughout growing up, I found it incredibly difficult to act like a guy, and kinda took it for granted that I might someday do one of those "sex change" things that I'd heard about on TV. After joining the SDMB, I read a lot of threads on the subject, learned a heck of a lot about it, and started to seriously consider that maybe I was one of "them." Then around the end of October, I had a really powerful dream and that's when I started really thinking seriously about the possibility.
flamsterette_x: Thanks for telling me. :)
aryk29: Sure. :)
aryk29: Another thing worth noting: the people I'd seen on television were mostly ones who went through the transition in midlife, and yes, they are usually quite... umm... obvious... but those who transition in their 20s, usually you wouldn't even know from looking at them that they weren't born physically female.
flamsterette_x: Fair enough, then.
aryk29: Don't know if I can ever be open at Our Place, but SkipMagic's board seems to be accepting enough.
flamsterette_x: You might think I'm horrified and disgusted at the news, but aside from those first few moments, I really am not. :) Don't know how to convince you of it though. I'm sure I'm not thoroughly disgusted. :) But how to reassure you? I have NO idea......
aryk29: I trust your word that you are not disgusted. :)
flamsterette_x: You know me fairly well, I'd figure. I'm not. It's just... surprising. :)
aryk29: But after all the hints I've dropped? Doing the birthday threads, not complaining when IWLN said she thought I was a woman, replying in agreement to Viper's posts where he said it might be fun...? :D
aryk29: brb
aryk29: Winds are kicking up some dust outside and there's either a dust storm or some clouds off in the not-too-distance... man, I hate living in a trailer. :O :O :O
flamsterette_x: I had no idea that doing a birthday thread was considered a woman's thing. :)
aryk29: Well, I dunno... maybe it isn't. :)
flamsterette_x: As for the other things you've mentioned, I don't think I've seen them.
aryk29: Lemme dig up links...
aryk29: (Actually I did link to the thread where IWLN said that...)
flamsterette_x: IWLN?
aryk29: from the SDMB, in Great Debates where I was telling her about 1980 and she guessed it right?
aryk29: here's a thread that's somewhat relevant. :P
aryk29: Hint dropped here, a little more than halfway down the page...
flamsterette_x: What does that stand for?
aryk29: What, IWLN?
flamsterette_x: Yes
aryk29: I Wanna Live Now. She told me what it's about, but I don't remember if it was in private email or on the board.
aryk29: here's the thread Viper posted about why it's better to be a woman. Wild old chicken, eh? :p
*** Auto-response sent to aryk29: a wild old chicken that doesn't have to walk
aryk29: I don't get it.
aryk29: Ah yes, the other thread I was looking for.
flamsterette_x: I was searching on your posts. I found that first one, but didn't get that it was a hint.
aryk29: I went there for the purpose of posting that very joke.... as a way of testing people's responses to the concept and to the humor itself. :)
flamsterette_x: I got the second one.. that was definitely the hint I was thinking about before you started giving me these URLs to look up. :)
aryk29: Ah, so you did see that one? (The Will It Catch On thread, right?)
flamsterette_x: The penny hasn't dropped apparently for the third one with anyone yet. But I can now see that it's meant to be a vague hint.
aryk29: Yeah, I got it set up to email me when someone responds to that one! Of course, if you were to bump it, maybe anybody who missed the post would see it. Just hypothetical. :D
aryk29: (& notice I used that particular smiley. :D )
flamsterette_x: And I missed the last one completely.
flamsterette_x: "The penny dropped".. another Briticism.
aryk29: I kinda figured you'd either not read that one or expect to find me in there.
aryk29: Don't tell me - lemme guess...
aryk29: Means someone got it and caught on? Almost like the shit hitting the fan, but not so severe or not necessarily bad news?
flamsterette_x: Actually, not quite. When the penny drops, someone belatedly understands something that everyone else has long since understood. Of course, the last part isn't true in your case yet, but....
aryk29: It's true about >1500 Dopers. :p
aryk29: (Maybe that's not too accurate because it does count the same person more than once... maybe only a couple hundred, and some of those thread views are of course mine.)
flamsterette_x: You know what I want to do right now?
aryk29: What?
aryk29: *do you want to do right now*
aryk29: (the suspense is killing me)
flamsterette_x: I somehow want to just give you a hug and say things will be all right, but I don't know about that myself.
aryk29: Okay, no pressure. :)
flamsterette_x: But uh.. yeah. Dunno if things will be okay for you.. bleck.
aryk29: I understood what you meant. :)
aryk29: It's only been 2 days since I posted my sig in the November thread, so it's understandable that you'd still be unsure right now.
aryk29: Or did you mean that in reference to Our Place?
aryk29: (Storms are moving in from the southeast.... WHY did they pick a Saturday night? The new SNL season just started and it'll be a while before they rerun tonight's episode. :( )
flamsterette_x: I meant that in reference to your sig, yes. I don't know about Our Place.
flamsterette_x: No, I don't know why the storms picked now to come in. Ask God about it. :P
aryk29: Yeah, umm... if he exists, we are going to have a little talk when I meet him. :P
flamsterette_x: Yeah, I can imagine..
flamsterette_x: Oh, and I don't know what your reaction would be to that either.
aryk29: Well, I try to keep an open mind, if that's what you mean. :)
aryk29: Starting with the human body plan. Two arms are not enough! And why do our little toes keep hurting for days after we bump them? For that matter, why do we even have them in the first place? We never use 'em. And as for teeth that grow in once and only once... :D
flamsterette_x: No.. your reaction if I were to give you a hug.....
aryk29: I wouldn't mind. :)
aryk29: I have hugged some people when first meeting them... it's not too big a deal. I never initiate the hug, though.
flamsterette_x: I know you're the same person you always were. Just.. this is the first time this has happened. But I appreciate your understanding. :)
aryk29: Well, ya know, if anyone can be expected to be understanding... :p Seriously though, even my parents have noticed that I've always been the sensitive emotional type.
flamsterette_x: Haha, I know. :P I guess that's good then.
aryk29: You noticed that, too? Guess I am not so good at acting. :p
aryk29: oic what you mean - sorry, just being a space case.
flamsterette_x: :P
flamsterette_x: That's okay. :)
flamsterette_x: Wish I could, though.
aryk29: Act?
flamsterette_x: No. Give you a hug.....
aryk29: Oh, that was my next guess. :P Sentiment warmly received. :)
aryk29: There's always the [[[cyberhug]]]
flamsterette_x: You know I'm not being too weird, right? :)
aryk29: I know it is not your intention. :)
flamsterette_x: Well, sometimes I get in a mood where I want to be affectionate to my friends.. or at least to let them know I'm here for them. ;)
aryk29: Hmm, I know that mood... gee, where do I know that mood from? :D
aryk29: (Seriously, I'm no stranger to it either. ;) )
flamsterette_x: Gee, I don't know where you know the mood from. :P
flamsterette_x: But all right.
flamsterette_x: *hugs*
aryk29: *right back at ya*
flamsterette_x: I don't know if you thought I'd be totally turned off by it or what, but I am not.. you're my friend, after all. True, I've had friendships that have failed for one reason or another, but I do feel better from talking to you. :)
aryk29: I'm glad we were able to discuss this. To tell you the truth, I feared the worst. Yes, failed friendships are not a pleasant thing.
aryk29: And I feel better for getting a monkey off my back. :) (I thinnk that's the right usage of the term).
flamsterette_x: Hang on, making phone call..
aryk29: k
*** You have been disconnected. Sat Nov 20 22:16:51 2004.
*** "aryk29" signed on at Sat Nov 20 22:20:51 2004.
flamsterette_x: What did you think I would say?
aryk29: I really wasn't sure. I was afraid it would come as such a shock that we wouldn't be able to be friends anymore. (Perish the thought!) I don't know how I would have dealt with that.
*** Auto-response sent to aryk29: a wild old chicken that doesn't have to walk
aryk29: Okay, you keep saying wild old chicken, but I don't get it.
flamsterette_x: Well, it was a shock.. but I don't know about us being able to be friends anymore.
flamsterette_x: Meaning that I wouldn't have scuppered the friendship because of that..
flamsterette_x: Oh, I was going to say something about that, but forgot. It's a nickname one of the kids gave me.
aryk29: Some kids! :P
flamsterette_x: At least it's better than what he called me before. :P
aryk29: Dare I ask?
flamsterette_x: Ha, go ahead. You'll find it in my personal thread anyhow. :P
aryk29: Help me out here... what page is it on? ;) :D
flamsterette_x: You know what page it's on, Erik. :P
aryk29: Page 283. Just kidding. Page 40.
aryk29: (Does sound like an awful disrespectful kid though, IMHO.)
flamsterette_x: 283 and 40? Both wrong.
flamsterette_x: Well, he's very odd.
aryk29: The way I have my board preferences set up, your thread only goes up to page 40. Why, how many pages do you see?
aryk29: Ah yes... odd...
flamsterette_x: 79
aryk29: So it is a small novel then. :D
flamsterette_x: Let's see.
aryk29: Were you going to join SkipMagic's board? Its fora are kind of like different flavors of MPSIMS.
flamsterette_x: I have 105 pages in my personal thread if I set up my controls like they were at the old board. (where I had 24 pages of personal thread over maybe 7 months)
aryk29: Wow, that's quite a bit! Paperback or hardcover? :P
aryk29: Spiral-bound? :D
flamsterette_x: if I set it up to show 15 posts per forum page :P
aryk29: 15 posts would never do for me. Five seconds and it would be time to click the "next page" link. Speed reading at its finest.
flamsterette_x: If you say so.
aryk29: Mine was set to 40... I just set it to 50 (the maximum)... let's see what that does...
aryk29: 32 pages.
flamsterette_x: I could do that, but then Eric would be surprised. :P
aryk29: Ah, but they're 32 looooooooooong pages. Kind of like that TV commercial many years back for plastic kitchen baggies... "they'll hold 76 of your mother's meatballs... or one of mine." :p
flamsterette_x: If he notices these things the next time we're at Nathan's, of course. :)
flamsterette_x: Hey, you know I write a lot. :P
aryk29: So a thread would contain 76 of your posts... agh, never mind. :p Writing a lot is a good thing. Won't be long till you reach that 10,000th post. :)
flamsterette_x: HAHAHAHAHAHA.. HAHA
aryk29: I might make 5,000 within a normal human lifetime. :D
flamsterette_x: hahahahaha
aryk29: Well those storms are dying down... might get to see SNL after all.
flamsterette_x: Hahahahaha!
aryk29: And I am *tired*. Just pigged out on semi-sweet chocolate chips and washed them down with 2 tall glasses of milk... sweets and milk are both said to help go to sleep.
flamsterette_x: So is eating a big lunch. ;)
aryk29: Indeed. Or in my case, supper at 4;00 must not have helped. :P
aryk29: g2g... show's starting and I don't trust WinTV to run concurrent with Y! Msgr. Glad we got this chance to chat! cya. :)
flamsterette_x: Heh.. okay then! I'm really glad too. :) Talk to you later!
Session Close (aryk29): Sat Nov 20 23:27:09 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 23 21:38:29 2004
flamsterette_x: Don't know if you're there, but I will post #142 tomorrow, I hope. Consider this fair warning.
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 23 21:38:56 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 23 21:39:05 2004
aryk29: Thank you! :)
aryk29: I think I figured out what to say, too. :p
flamsterette_x: Before I even posted the story? Wow, you're good. :P
aryk29: Well, you gave me the gist. ;) Oh, BTW, I was just going over some message logs, and... the Honey Nut Cheerios bee!
flamsterette_x: Oh, okay then. ;) I guess I'll wait for the actual response tomorrow or whenever then.
flamsterette_x: Uh..... did we discuss that?
aryk29: Remember I was trying to describe my voice and I mentioned Fry from Futurama, but you didn't know what Fry sounds like? A little like the Honey Nut Cheerios bee, but not quite so high pitched or nasal.
flamsterette_x: Ah, I see.
aryk29: Imagine him (?) played back at 80% speed.
flamsterette_x: Been ages since I watched one of those commercials.
aryk29: One just played over here a couple hours ago and I thought to mention it to you.
flamsterette_x: All right then.
flamsterette_x: On another note, I deserve chocolate.
aryk29: Good on you! Whatever for? :D
flamsterette_x: Because I have had a somewhat frustrating night.
aryk29: :(
flamsterette_x: I argued with a "friend" of mine, and someone didn't call when they were supposed to.
aryk29: Sorry to hear that.
aryk29: M&D are bending my ear again.. brb
flamsterette_x: I think things will work out.. or at least I hope so.
flamsterette_x: Argh.. later.
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 23 21:51:55 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 23 21:52:29 2004
aryk29: Okay, I'm back.
flamsterette_x: Didn't take long.
aryk29: They asked me if I knew how to make change.
aryk29: (handling money)
flamsterette_x: Shouldn't you know how?
aryk29: Well, it seems I do know how. :D
flamsterette_x: Good.
aryk29: So yeah, I hope things will work out too. :)
flamsterette_x: I hope so too. Someone else says I should get mad at the person when he doesn't call.. that might be an idea if he says the wrong thing when I ask him about it in six days.
aryk29: I dunno. Depends on what the call was supposed to be about.
flamsterette_x: Steve was supposed to call me, but apparently did not.
aryk29: Viper?
flamsterette_x: No, not Viper. Think.. who else do I know named Steve?
aryk29: Hang on, gimme a minute...
aryk29: (drawing a blank here)
flamsterette_x: Okay, I'll give you a minute then.
aryk29: Fnord? (You gave me like 5 already. ;) )
flamsterette_x: Yeah, that's what happens when you're on RQ.. time-sucker, that one is. ;)
aryk29: RQ?
flamsterette_x: Here.
aryk29: Random Questions. Kinda like GQ. :p Hey, that most recent one is dated an hour from now. :O
aryk29: (And rather tasteless, too... )
flamsterette_x: That isn't surprising. It's all timestamped based on where you are in the world. :P
flamsterette_x: Tasteless?
aryk29: Yeah. Although haligh's avatar is kinda nice. *swoon*
flamsterette_x: What's so tasteless?
aryk29: I have a little too much respect for people to go around using words like those on a public site.
flamsterette_x: Words like what? I'm looking at the page now.. not sure what you'd define as tasteless, unless Andre has broken out the Goatse man again. *sick*
aryk29: Agh, never mind. Hey, have you ever been to Rather Good?
flamsterette_x: Seriously, now you have me curious. Whose post?
aryk29: Omake_don, 11:14 PM. Hey, check out Hippo Girl (on rathergood)... it's hard to hear what the words to the song are, but they're hilarious! :D
flamsterette_x: Oh yes. Not saying that it isn't tasteless. But I thought you meant something else.
aryk29: oh
flamsterette_x: I wouldn't use those words either.. what's interesting is that he's Asian.
aryk29: Yeah, and the issue of whether a person should be allowed to do that has been discussed on the SDMB. I don't remember if I voiced my opinion.
flamsterette_x: Hippo Girl comes up totally blank.
aryk29: lemme check
aryk29: Do you have your browser set to not show activex controls? (Damn, that song's catchy!) Want me to just send you the SWF file?
aryk29: does this link work?
flamsterette_x: I see a picture, so that part works.
flamsterette_x: And now I hear audio.
aryk29: :D
flamsterette_x: Is this one of those things that just repeats itself?
aryk29: Yeah.
flamsterette_x: Okay then.
aryk29: Catchy song, though, huh? :D
flamsterette_x: Yep.
aryk29: Looks like TubaDiva just changed my username.
flamsterette_x: Look at this!
aryk29: You are Special Agent Kitten?
flamsterette_x: haha, no..
aryk29: The dialogue that goes on over there gets me. :) )
flamsterette_x: Now take a look at RQ..
aryk29: Oh okay, you are glowing_dragon.
flamsterette_x: Yep.
aryk29: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! IE screws up my new username!
flamsterette_x: Now what are we supposed to call you?
aryk29: Just pronounce it "upside down." ;)
flamsterette_x: It's not the same one as the one at that board, is it?
aryk29: SkipMagic's board? Yeah, it is.
flamsterette_x: Boy, you must have given Jenny a compelling reason to change your username. ;)
aryk29: Yeah, I linked to the thread! :p
flamsterette_x: Oh, by the way: I can't join that board.
aryk29: Why?
aryk29: :(
flamsterette_x: Because I feel uncomfortable.
aryk29: Sorry to hear that. May I ask why you feel that way?
aryk29: (Don't forget to fix May 3rd's entry in the b-day list.)
flamsterette_x: Now I have to get used to that. Copy and paste username, please?
aryk29: umop ap!sdn
aryk29: (and I typed it in, but what the hey. :p )
flamsterette_x: Changed it, thanks.
aryk29: :)
flamsterette_x: And as to why I feel uncomfortable, I don't want to cross paths with someone again. Even though I apologized and meant it, it's just too much stramash.
aryk29: One of the other regulars over at that board? I understand. I don't want to cross paths with Czarcasm, but they don't offer an ignore list. C'est la vie. At least he ain't a mod there.
flamsterette_x: I don't know if the person who I'm talking about is a regular there, but well... better to be safe than sorry. Might still join them, but possibly not. (you know who I'm talking about?)
aryk29: Not off the top of my head, no.
flamsterette_x: Take a look at the desserts thread on there.
aryk29: MsRobyn?
flamsterette_x: No.
aryk29: The search is no help here. Sorry, I'm never going to get this one on my own.
flamsterette_x: It was the last post there yesterday.
aryk29: It hasn't been posted to today so I guess you mean the last post of the thread.
flamsterette_x: Yeppers.
aryk29: ic. Well, he and I have never crossed paths - that I recall anyway - and I didn't even know he's also an SDMB member.
flamsterette_x: He is.
flamsterette_x: Aren't most of the people there from the SDMB?
aryk29: Yeah, but I don't know if everyone is.
flamsterette_x: Fair enough.
aryk29: There is a Generic Thread going on in MPSIMS and I am ROTFL over here reading it. :D
flamsterette_x: I see.
aryk29: Teehee, I posted. :)
flamsterette_x: Where?
aryk29: Here.
flamsterette_x: Oh, those things.
aryk29: *shameless post pad*
flamsterette_x: Been there.
aryk29: Well, it seems like a fun thread to read, so why not share. :) What do they expect, 1470 posts full of actual content? :D
flamsterette_x: Who knows.
aryk29: This is weird... a couple hours ago it was 71° in here and I was too hot... now it's 70° and I'm freezing!
flamsterette_x: You DO use weird characters, don't ya? :P
aryk29: What, Alt+0176? :D
flamsterette_x: No. this ----> °
aryk29: Yeah, the degree symbol... it's Alt+0176.
aryk29: µ <<-- Alt+0181
flamsterette_x: Why would you include the Â
aryk29: The chao goes µ.
flamsterette_x: Chao?
aryk29: One of the SDMB posters has a username, The Chao Goes Mu. I was making a pun on mu = µ.
flamsterette_x: I thought you were referring to someone with that last name.
aryk29: Nope. SDMB username and Greek letter.
aryk29: It even looks like a cross between an M and a U.
flamsterette_x: Nah.. not so much.
aryk29: What does it remind you of?
flamsterette_x: The symbol for some element.
aryk29: Haha, not quite.
aryk29: It does mean micro, though.
flamsterette_x: Sure, whatever you say. :)
aryk29: As in microfarad, µF. Or just plain micron, µ. We should start using it in place of words that have the micro- prefix. As in, I just upgraded my µprocessor now I wish I could afford that fancy µscope. :D
flamsterette_x: You're weird. :P
aryk29: Thank you! :o)
aryk29: imminent.
flamsterette_x: Okay then!
flamsterette_x: Goodnight.
aryk29: cya. Hey, how come we use the same TLA - cya and C.Y.A.?
flamsterette_x: ?
flamsterette_x: No clue.
aryk29: Hmm. Okay, anyways, umm... bcnu. :)
flamsterette_x: Uh... sure?
Session Close (aryk29): Wed Nov 24 00:46:49 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Wed Nov 24 13:45:04 2004
flamsterette_x: Oh, never mind. I get it now.. "be seeing you." DUH. Brain slow, that's my explanation. :D By the way, I also just posted that "shoplifter-in-drag" story.
Session Close (aryk29): Wed Nov 24 13:46:03 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Wed Nov 24 13:46:38 2004
aryk29: :D Okay, thanks! I was just over there earlier, so there shouldn't be too much to get caught up on.
aryk29: Done. I added a little something to it, too. Hope you don't mind me grammar policing a little. :D
flamsterette_x: That was your comment that you had in mind?!
aryk29: Yeah, why? :D
flamsterette_x: Uh... somehow I thought it might be another actual hint.
aryk29: Couldn't think of one. Anyway, it's still taking the idea lightly in good humor.
flamsterette_x: ("Natural high junkie," eh?)
aryk29: Yeah, that could have made a good username. Thought of it once, but never used it before. Like that episode of Friends where Phoebe stands up, gets head rush, says "one more time," sits back down, stands up again, and enjoys herself? Yeah, ummm... I'm like that with head rush too. :D
flamsterette_x: You could still incorporate the weird font issues line. ;) Just kidding.. do what you want. :D
aryk29: Hmm... "natural high junkie with weird font issues" oh wow, I like it! But haven't used weird fonts in a while. Maybe if I revive my practice of putting all my posts in my own hand print. :p
flamsterette_x: Maybe.. have you done that before?
aryk29: You never noticed?
aryk29: (Heh.. I still have [size=4][font=aryk29] [/font][/size] in my personal notepad.)
flamsterette_x: Uh..... no.
aryk29: Okay, I'll have to remember to put my next few posts in that font.
flamsterette_x: Do it. :D
aryk29: (It wouldn't let me put my title in my own font *grumble* )
aryk29: Alright, go look at the idiots thread again. :p
flamsterette_x: THAT is the font?
aryk29: Yeah, why? It's the same font I'm using here.
flamsterette_x: It looks different!
flamsterette_x: And it doesn't look weird.
aryk29: Why, thank you! :D
aryk29: Guess I just assumed it was a weird font. Ya know, how many people put their own print on the internet.
flamsterette_x: Look up fonts online.. plenty weird stuff there.
aryk29: You mean like Salamander?
flamsterette_x: Hang on.. looking at rings on EBay.
aryk29: Ooh, that reminds me... think I'll post a blonde joke.
flamsterette_x: K.
flamsterette_x: No.
aryk29: No what, blonde joke or salamander?
aryk29: (Cuz it's too late, I already posted.)
flamsterette_x: Salamander.
aryk29: Oh, okay.
flamsterette_x: Not weird at all.
aryk29: Look here!
aryk29: *and eat a cup of tapioca puuding at the same time*
aryk29: *pudding* (this keyboard reeks)
aryk29: Looks like our DSL is about to quit again.
flamsterette_x: k.. talk to you later
Session Close (aryk29): Wed Nov 24 14:22:54 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Fri Nov 26 15:04:06 2004
flamsterette_x: I'm home now, so shall reply to your PM in here, heh. :D
aryk29: :D
*** Auto-response sent to aryk29: I am currently away from the computer.
flamsterette_x: Good luck on your journey in finding out who you really are.. we all need to go on that one. :) Um, let's see.. "Hot Babes" thread around where it got changed.. hmm. Not sure on that one, but now I know about the other one.. how coincidental that you'd pick Julie as a girl name. ;)
aryk29: Well, it's a common enough name, so it's not surprising somebody else out there has it. :p
flamsterette_x: I think for now, I shall still call you Erik until / unless you get fussed about it enough.
aryk29: Good on you. :)
flamsterette_x: Yesh, but on this board? Hahaha! Okay, maybe not.. I should stop finding amusement in random things.
aryk29: :D I do that too.
aryk29: So about the Hot Babes thread,
aryk29: if you notice, Viper posted that it was a guys' thread (originally it was called Eye Candy for the Guys) but one of our women countered with something like "oh really!?" and Nutty kinda pulled Viper aside to say "umm... you may want to change that thread title."
flamsterette_x: Yeah, *NOW* I get the hint.. 'twas Ceejay who mentioned enhancements and such.
aryk29: Hang on, lemme check
aryk29: By now, I should know all the board's fora!
aryk29: I don't know how "enhancements" relate, but lemme read it more carefully...
aryk29: 3 posts after Ceej's comment.
flamsterette_x: Ha, I had to search on "babes" in the thread title.
aryk29: Me too. :p
aryk29: 7/20/04 11:46 PM Pacific time.
flamsterette_x: Ducky, eh?
aryk29: That's why I figured she'd be okay with the idea.
aryk29: So does this mean I'm good at reading people now?
flamsterette_x: I don't know.
aryk29: I'm just waiting for someone to reply to this thread where I commented about wind resistance, and say a.k.a. drag. :p
aryk29: Unless that's taking it too far.
flamsterette_x: You didn't say "drag."
aryk29: No, I'm waiting for someone to say it. Ah well... just silly, I guess.
flamsterette_x: Why?
flamsterette_x: Dio you want ME to say it? ;)
aryk29: No, not unless you wanted to... I was just musing on the idea. :D
flamsterette_x: Heh heh.. musings = hintage. Right then.
aryk29: Less of a hint and more of a water test. :p
flamsterette_x: Takes me back. Bleck!
aryk29: Takes you back to when?
aryk29: Or should say I haha, need not it back to take. :)
flamsterette_x: Uh... to a time when I was "testing the waters" with someone else. Bleck, again!
aryk29: Oh. What about?
flamsterette_x: Erm.. this person was in a foul mood before, so I was wondering what his reaction would be if I IM'ed him.
aryk29: oic
flamsterette_x: And now let's not speak of that anymore since we don't talk to each other.
aryk29: You and the other person don't talk anymore?
flamsterette_x: No, we do not.
aryk29: :( ic
aryk29: Ya know, a friend of my parents said this might just be a phase... it occurs to me that being completely open at OurPlace could do damage, and theoretically could be unnecessary... definitely going for the username, but beyond that, the timing just isn't right.
flamsterette_x: Think what is best for you, eh?
aryk29: :)
aryk29: Teehee, I just changed my Skip's Magic Board avatar.
flamsterette_x: To what?
aryk29: Lemme find one of my posts...
aryk29: third post in thread (teeheehee)
flamsterette_x: Oh, that one.
aryk29: :D

aryk29: It fits too, if you look at the tone of my posts.
flamsterette_x: I guess.
flamsterette_x: Haven't been over there much, and you know why.
aryk29: Yup. ;)
flamsterette_x: Oh well.
aryk29: Ya know what, lemme try something...
flamsterette_x: Uh, sure.
aryk29: I PM'd the site admin to ask why they don't have an ignore list.
flamsterette_x: And?
aryk29: (Partially because there's a poster there I'd rather not deal with, either.)
aryk29: Waiting for a reply...
aryk29: (from the admin)
aryk29: Anyway, I'd imagine they might just say we're all friends here, or they might think it a good thing for if / when trolls stumble in, but it's not something I'm going to be real insistent or czarcastic with them about. :)
flamsterette_x: True.
flamsterette_x: So... may I ask what your beef with that poster is?
aryk29: He's a bit of an ass.
flamsterette_x: Ah.
aryk29: He has a condescending way of arguing in GD threads about spirituality or religion, imposing a harsh opposition to everything... as a mod, his actions have been less than predictable (e.g. putz smiley banned from GD and now by implication, IMHO - after I went and used it! :O ) and to top it off, he gets pitted regularly for stuff that I'm always inclined to agree with the Pit OP about.
flamsterette_x: Banned from IMHO? That could be useful there....
aryk29: If he'd put up a sticky in IMHO (his own forum! ) saying that it was not allowed outside the Pit, then I'd be okay with it. As it is, anyone who doesn't visit GD has no idea, and anyone who does visit GD has to hear about it by word of mouth.
aryk29: (has to hear about it being disallowed in other fora, by word of mouth.)
flamsterette_x: Right.
aryk29: So if he ever goes the way of Manhattan, he'll be joining Miller. :p
flamsterette_x: I guess.
aryk29: People should have the option to see who is ignoring them.
flamsterette_x: Really?
aryk29: I think so. Not that they'd have to click that little link, but just to give them the opportunity if they want to know.
flamsterette_x: Yeah.. might be useful.
aryk29: I'd click it. Would you?
flamsterette_x: Possibly.
aryk29: Either that or the lists should be mutual... anybody I put in mine, it automatically puts me in theirs too. :p
flamsterette_x: Heh.. that would be good.
aryk29: Cuz then akatsugesundheit wouldn't see your posts. :D
flamsterette_x: Uh, yes..
flamsterette_x: Would be nice.. for the record, he did it first. Maybe he thought that I didn't like him seeing what I wrote.. at that time, it would have been true. Now, I don't care.. but maybe it's better this way?
aryk29: I don't know.
aryk29: Did he tell you that you were on his list?
flamsterette_x: He did.
aryk29: Ouch. I see why that is now against the rules. Well ya know, if he doesn't want to read your posts, that's his problem, not yours. I don't think you need to be afraid to visit fun websites because of one bad apple in the bunch. Of course, it is entirely up to you. :)
flamsterette_x: Haha, I'm not sure I need to be either... besides, I already am a member of one website he frequents.
aryk29: The SDMB?
aryk29: Anyway, Skip's board could use a few prolific posters. :p
flamsterette_x: Wasn't thinking about that.. more like the Unaboard.
flamsterette_x: Heh.. that's what Spoz said about his forums. Not sure if I can find something related to music though.
aryk29: I should check out the Unaboard sometime.
aryk29: There's also Fathom and FWIS, both of which I have considered joining.
flamsterette_x: FWIS?
aryk29: Or start my own and call it pjeoq. :p
flamsterette_x: Um....... whatever you say. :P
aryk29: Turn it 180°.
flamsterette_x: Not again.
flamsterette_x: If I get whiplash again, I'm going to blame you. :P
aryk29: pjeoq = board upside down. :D
aryk29: pjeoq a6essaw message board hehe
flamsterette_x: I am going to kill you. :P
flamsterette_x: Well, no.. of course not. I got that after engaging in some most unseemly contortions.
aryk29: ;) :D
flamsterette_x: No, not those kind either. :P
aryk29: Huh, for once I wasn't thinking of that. Go figure.
aryk29: I could do up the board in tan and purple, with dream catchers and stuff for effect.
flamsterette_x: Ewwies to the color scheme.
aryk29: Then it could be skinned with such themes as Aztec and Hopi.
flamsterette_x: Ick?
aryk29: What would you choose then?
flamsterette_x: No idea. But it sounds.... interesting.....
aryk29: Now to cook up some ideas for fora.
flamsterette_x: Good plan.
aryk29: It needs a Fire Pit...
aryk29: brb
flamsterette_x: k
aryk29: K I'm back. :D
aryk29: Or, it could have a psychedelic feel to it.
flamsterette_x: Already?!
flamsterette_x: Maybe.
aryk29: Already. Why, when do you usually eat supper?
flamsterette_x: It took you two minutes to eat supper?!
aryk29: No, two minutes to get up and grab it. :D See my status message?
flamsterette_x: I never pay attention to those things. :P
aryk29: ic
flamsterette_x: But since you insist... ah yes.
aryk29: Doesn't mean we can't chat though... it's just my standard issue mealtime text.
flamsterette_x: Okay.
aryk29: So the fora could be all different colors... red = Pit, yellow = fun stuff, green = technical stuff, blue = board issues, purple = spirituality...
flamsterette_x: Turkey sandwiches?
aryk29: Cheeseburger and potato chips.
aryk29: We don't have room to store or cook a turkey in this dinky little RV.
aryk29: 'Sokay though... that stuff is way too dry for me.
flamsterette_x: All right, I was just asking since Corey's just went off to eat one. :D
aryk29: Chicken is better than turkey.
flamsterette_x: No tryptophan, at any rate.
aryk29: Very little. It's the least common amino acid. (And don't be fooled into thinking Old Navy or Orbitz or whatever it is commercials are real science.)
aryk29: But it does occur in most, if not, all protein-rich foods.
flamsterette_x: I never thought those commercials were real science. :P
aryk29: Good. :D
aryk29: I didn't think anybody did, actually, just wanted to point out their error. :)
flamsterette_x: All right then! Never seen 'em.
aryk29: I have seen, in a science textbook, a photo of two chickens the same age, one of which had been deprived of tryptophan and was visibly smaller.
flamsterette_x: Interesting.
aryk29: Out of the 20 amino acids, half are essential - our metabolism cannot manufacture them so we have to get them from our food.
flamsterette_x: Right.
aryk29: Mmmmmmmmmmmm, food. :p
aryk29: So anyway, wonder if anyone's gotten back to me yet on either board...
flamsterette_x: Don't know.... go check.
aryk29: Got my name change @ Our Place. w00t
aryk29: Nothing yet from Skip's board.
flamsterette_x: You did?!
flamsterette_x: NOW what am I gonna call you?!
flamsterette_x: (that doesn't sound too weird..)
aryk29: CB, umop, knot head... take your pick. :D
flamsterette_x: Shiz.. um.. I'll get back to you.
aryk29: Umm, okay.
flamsterette_x: Test this out, please?
aryk29: What am I looking at?
flamsterette_x: Does it work?
aryk29: I see pictures and captions.
flamsterette_x: Good. Then it works.. what's the first one you see?
aryk29: A page from a book about the sign of Virgo.
aryk29: My mistake... it's about the 1976 Virgo.
flamsterette_x: Good. It works. Now I have to retype what I was going to post.. accidentally closed the window. :P
flamsterette_x: Does that work?
aryk29: Yup. :)
flamsterette_x: Thanks for being the guinea pig. :P
aryk29: :P Sure, no problem. :D
flamsterette_x: Going now.. talk to you later if you're still on. If not, some other time.
Session Close (aryk29): Fri Nov 26 18:59:29 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Fri Nov 26 18:59:34 2004
aryk29: k c ya
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Session Close (aryk29): Fri Nov 26 18:59:36 2004

Session Start (Yahoo! - flamsterette_x:aryk29): Tue Nov 30 12:17:03 2004
aryk29: The SD thread is tonight! Can't believe it's almost December already.
flamsterette_x: What are you talking about?!
aryk29: Have to post the SD December thread tonight. I'll do it if I can, but this DSL has been acting flaky.
aryk29: BTW, I got a reply back from SkipMagic about the board. Says there's no ignore list, but they're looking into future versions to see if they have one.
flamsterette_x: Oh, that.
flamsterette_x: Well, why don't you just let me do it then?
aryk29: Okay.
aryk29: I told Skip I had a friend who was thinking about joining - didn't name you or the other poster - and he said to say that you can go ahead and join if you want, and if there's any problems, you can always report the post.
flamsterette_x: Did I say I was thinking about joining?!
aryk29: That's what I understood.
aryk29: Well anyway, just wanted to let you know the response.
flamsterette_x: Hmm. let's see.
flamsterette_x: Thanks for that, though.
aryk29: :)
flamsterette_x: But I have looked at the logs, and I don't see where I said I was going to join it. I gave you reasoning why I felt I couldn't, but that's not quite the same thing.
aryk29: Okay, I'll take a look...
flamsterette_x: Do so.
aryk29: Sidetrack: you asked me what FWIS is and I never answered. It's From Where I Stand... another MB I saw, but didn't join.
aryk29: Okay, I can't find where you said you might join.
flamsterette_x: Ah, I see.
flamsterette_x: HA!
aryk29: I concede. :D
flamsterette_x: Ha ha ha. :P ;)
aryk29: I discovered something - don't remember at which board, but it applies to Invasion boards, so it works at Our Place too... ya know how I usually read threads is by clicking on the Show New Posts link? Only if for any reason something interrupts me for too long, the rest of the threads are gone from the search results? Well you can also search today's active topics on the forum home page!
flamsterette_x: Invasion?! Hee hee.. reminds me of what I used to read "Invision" as when we switched to the new board. :)
aryk29: Yeah, I remember reading that post. ;)
flamsterette_x: You didn't know that? Cool that you discovered it, though! :)
aryk29: Didn't, and yes it is. Why, is that what you use? (And it should be Envision, not Invision. :p )
flamsterette_x: No, but it's hard not to notice on the front page. ;)
flamsterette_x: (Probably.. oh well. ;P)
aryk29: Well, it's too much trouble going through all those fora. Hard not to notice what, the spelling or the link?
flamsterette_x: The link..
aryk29: Okay, so that's why they call ya a detail lunatic. ;) :P :D
aryk29: (Which is a good thing.)
flamsterette_x: Well.. YEAH. :P
aryk29: Sorry, was just composing an MPSIMS post.
flamsterette_x: Ha, that's okay. I'm just doing the usual.
aryk29: It's the sleep pisser thread - just be forewarned, the thread is a little bit TMI.
flamsterette_x: Um.. okay...
aryk29: Okay, well I'll let ya get back to what you were doing. :) Food's almost ready, and there's more good stuff @ MPSIMS to read. And mom's trying to hold a conversation with me AGAIN! :p bcnu
flamsterette_x: All right then, bye.
Session Close (aryk29): Tue Nov 30 13:18:51 2004

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