Saturday, May 21, 2005

Packing and quotes...

My mom asked me, "Did you make off?!" in regards to me and Palmer. HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Note to self: Pack clothing, notebooks, wallet, and paper.

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Hilarious quotes!

I forgot about these! I'm just surfing through my sister's site now because I'm bored, and found these amusing gems. I'm too lazy to fix the variant spellings of "Mom / Mum." Live with it. :P

1. Dawn, on how she'd like to die: "I'd like to die while surrounded by family, biting into a nice piece of steak and suddenly just croak."

2. Last November, my mom took a nutrition management exam as a part of her job. So she complained to me about the wordiness...

Her: "How come they call it MASTICATION when they can just say CHEWING? I will remember it because it sounds like MASTURBATION."

Me: "Yeah, Mum... it's the same thing as URINATION and peeing; and DEFECATION and pooing."

Her: "Hah??? I thought it was when you got your head cut off?!?!"

Me: "NO Mum, that's DECAPITATION."

I was so totally unamused! Oh, and Mum still cannot pronounce "anus"... she says it like "ann-uss" and the male genitalia as "penn-iss." There was this one time she got so confused when we went to some pasta house, and my sister ordered a plate of penne... yeah. o_O

(which reminds me of the time Spoz thought "decaplets" were twins born with no heads... HAHAHA!)

3. My mom's idea of matchmaking, while on the phone to my sister in November:

Mom: So, any of your girliefriends interested in Jon yet?
Steph: Um, not really...
Mom: Ha??? Have you asked them? Maybe you should introduce him to your friends!
Steph: I told my friends about him. But they're not interested.
Mom: HOW COME?! Jon is a GOOD boy!
Steph: They don't know him, Mum. He barely goes to our church!
Mom: Hmm. Well, you should try your best to help out your brother. You know, I still like *****, *****, and ********. Do they have boyfriends?
Steph: Nope!
Mom: Oh, gooooooooooooooooood. Maybe something will happen when he's here for Christmas.

What's funnier is that my DAD got into it too! (and he almost never does!)

Good thing Mom doesn't know about the entry in which Steph put out an open application for Jon's future wife. ;) She'd love the suggestions there, hahaha.

(Now accepting all applications...

It's Jon's birthday next week. I know this is gonna make me seem like a freak (erm, freakier?) but the only decent and meaningful gift I can think of is... a sister-in-law for myself! Ooo. I think I've spent too long with my mum, I'm becoming her double. Anyway, the more I think about it (and yes, I do think about it), the more I have certain people in mind. Hmm. I'd rather not risk those friendships by proclaiming who my ideal sis-in-law would be, but in case any of them is reading this post (hehe, and some of them do read this hehehehehehehe)... Jonathan is a very decent young man. He can play music to swoon you (although I don't think he's very romantic... and I don't really wanna know , he's not that ugly (despite his nickname) and he's got the cooooooolest sisters and a very fun mother! Oh, he has a father too, but no adjective for him... he's just not as fun as us Ng women... Anyway, contact me if interested... I would be pleased to arrange any get togethers. I only ask a couple things... crack the whip on his tardiness, and don't be a meanie! No awkward family dinners are allowed.

Welcome to the family! Ceci, Viv Lui, Becca, Melia, Cindy, or Becky!!! Hehe, one can only hope!

As for what happened when he was over here for Christmas, the poor boy had a gastrointestinal incident. He had to spend Christmas and half of Boxing Day in the hospital. :(

4. Mum: We're going to Uncle Ken and Auntie Ada's house for dinner on Thursday.
Steph: Who are they?
Mum: You know. Bernadette's parents!
Jon: Um... I think you mean Benedict.


5. So my mum was writing a Christmas card for an old family friend... good thing Jon decided to proofread it. Instead of "Ngs crazy bunch," it said: "love from Ngs crazy butch"...

Nice. Real nice.

Mum to my sister: Can you have a baby girl before I'm 60?
Erm... that gives her 3.5 years to produce. Eeek.


Closely related to the above:

Mom to me: Don't go and get pregnant by the first guy that's nice to you!

The very next day:

Mom: I want you to give me GRANDCHILDREN as soon as possible!

Uh... talk about mixed messages THERE.... o_O

Steph: Ew, Mum, did you just fart???
Mum: Noooo. I was only passing gas!

Hahaha... yeah, what's the difference? Oh, Mummy...

6. Mum: I think pink makes me look too fleshy.
Dad: Are those your Anne Frank socks?

(he meant Paul Frank!)

7. In March, after my sister got a speeding ticket going to a non-existent football game / practice:

Steph: Oh Mum, guess what happened to me on Saturday!
Mum: You got a boyfriend?!!!
Steph: Uh, no. I got a speeding ticket.
Mum: HA??? Aiya, how much was it? Aiya!
Steph: Fifty-two bucks...
Mum: AIYA... so expensive! You're a dangerous driver!!!
Dad: Ha, what happened?
Steph: I got a speeding ticket.
Dad: Oh, haha. How much?
Steph: Fifty-two bucks...
Dad: Oh! So cheap!!! ... *five seconds pass* ... Anyway, I think it is time for you to settle down and get yourself a boyfriend.

My parents are funny. They're so opposite, but so alike at the same time.

8. From an April phone conversation my sister had with the parents:

Dad: Now, do you have a boyfriend yet? (read: How can you still be single?!)
Steph: No, Dad!
Dad: Ha? How come?! Aren't there any good boys at your church?
Steph: Uhhh....
Dad: That's ridiculous. I should send your mother over. Maybe she can make something happen for you! *pause* Maybe I should come by myself!

BAHAHAHAHA. MCBC boys, consider yourselves warned!

Mom: Steph, I've been thinking about *******. He is a very nice boy. What do you think about him???
Steph: Uhhh....
Mom: I have already been praying for the two of you. Hopefully, he will spark a conversation with you when you're home!
Steph: Uhhh... *thinks I NEED HELP!*

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Book meme

Thought I'd do this as I love reading, haha.

Total number of books owned? 202

Last book I bought? The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest (Rev. Roshi P.T.N.H. Jiyu-Kennett) and According to the Rolling Stones (the Rolling Stones)

Last book I read?

Fodor's Alaska Ports of Call, 6th Edition (Mary Beth Bohma)

Five books that mean a lot to me?

Friends Are Flowers That Never Fade: A Little Book for Friends, and in Honor of Friends (Kathy Davis) [Andrea gave this one to me for my 25th birthday, and we're still friends!]

Grace Awakening / Hope Again / Simple Faith (Charles R. Swindoll) [got this one at Pilgrims, and it contains a lot of reminders which I need]

Shakey: Neil Young's Biography (Jimmy McDonough) [this definitely tells me what Neil's been through to create his music]

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (Irene Taylor, Alan Taylor) [this has all sorts of snippets of everyday lives!]

The Outlandish Companion (Diana Gabaldon) [this got me into that whole series, and has LOTS of references and bilbliography!]

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Organizing the Alaska postcards....

As a way of organizing my Alaska postcard-ness:

I'll get at least 35 or 40? (there goes my $60 US... *thud* )


* Me (at least 5, since that's what I got in the Maritimes)
* Citrus (he'll love it, haha)
* Danielle (she doesn't even know, I think!)
* Dawn (she's mailed me postcards in the past!)
* Eric H. (Alaskan king crab, haha)
* Eric M. (just because)
* Nathan (he's a crazy person!)

Personal LJ

* Catherine (geordiecat76)
* Christine (occipitaldruid)
* Farrah (lilaznffairy421)
* Jim (harryroberts)
* John (snooooopy)
* Kai Qing (sjenkins)
* Palmer (palmer_kun)

LJ in General

* Ann (annabel_annabel ... I have to reply to her letter!)


* Erika (airyca)
* Lindsey (lbf_buzz)
* Sydney (sintron)
* Tiffany (circuscat)

Random Thought

* Amy (i_worship_feste)
* Chuck (hovsep)
* Rachel (emoduckie)
* Sarah (oh_no_bad_touch)

Personal GJ

* Billie (mrgrim)
* Shannon (tearfulgoodbyes)


* Jennifer (sinfromnight)
* Margaret (biitchinbabi17)

Other Net Contacts

* Candy (she asked for postcards; she'll have 2)
* Corey (polar bears and seals, haha)
* Darren (just because he's a sweetheart)

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Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday Five, Horror Movie

Friday Five

1. What made you happy this week?

My brother getting back from Toronto!
Spending time with the guys. (Jon, Eric, Nate, Jeremy)
Finally talking to Palmer on the phone and feeling better.
Being able to talk to Eric about things alone.
Getting my passport in the mail a full week earlier than expected.
The church meeting ending early at 3:30, haha.

2. What made you sad?

Processing feelings from last weekend.
News and drama about Alyial.
Saying goodbye to Christon for eight months.

3. What made you angry?

Processing feelings from last weekend.
My mother assuming she knows what's best for me.
Certain people and their comments to me.
My sister posting those stupid videos on her site. :P

4. What are you looking forward to in the next week?

The Alaska Cruise!
Doing new things that I'd never have a chance to here.
Time away to think about a lot of things.

5. What are you not looking forward to?

Spending eight or so days in close quarters with my family.
Not being able to talk to certain people for those same days.

Take the quiz: "Which Horror Movie Are You?"

The Blair Witch Project
You feel lost, and like you have no one to talk to. You know there are people there, and you know you can get help. But you are too fearful of the outside world to the point of letting no one in. You might have a couple of close friends, but you push them away because your own fears overtake all feelings and emotions you might have. You aren't worrying about a specific thing, just life in general.

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I think I need a man...

What is wrong with me this morning? *sigh* I swear I need a man, or something... a manless life CAN get to you! :P

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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Dreams of being officially old at 35 / Corey's new monitor and STAR WARS / Bathroom stall / quizzes

I had a weird dream that featured Mary (in her Awana uniform), Melia (in a pink shirt and burgundy jeans), Denise (in a white top and black bottoms), and a bunch of my other friends going around with me in a store that sold a LOT of stuff. We were pushing shopping carts around on the streets, and I was worrying because I was officially old at 35. o_O

No, of course 35 isn't old in this society we have now! I think my subconscious is trying to tell me something... that, or it's my biological clock. I'm getting very strange urges, and I don't mean the good kind of strange either. :P I'm also thinking of what might have happened had I tried certain things in the past few weeks, but that's all over and done with. Too bad, because I think I enjoyed such things. On that note, I'm not sure the "Dirty Mind" test below is entirely accurate. ;)

But then if my brother can dream of some guy [Matt Mark] in his Toronto Fellowship (even though he protested to me and Dave that it wasn't true / he didn't remember since he slept at 5:30 AM before going back to Vancouver), then who knows? My brain may yet get me... o_O

Corey's gone to see Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and joked that he'd tell me ALL about the movie when he gets back. Sure, why not... I don't plan on seeing it ANYWAY now that Elizabeth and James are no longer in my life. They dragged me to see Episode I: The Phantom Menace twice, and James even fell asleep during that movie! Corey was also saying that he bored me with his enthusiastic descriptions of his brand new widescreen LCD monitor... no, not at all. It sounds like a cool one, though.. especially since it was on sale!

[12:52:24] Corey: my new monitor is here!

holy crap, it's awesome... it's almost too big :P there's so much room on the screen, maximizing windows is almost dumb to do :P if I go to google maximized, like 75% of the screen is blank white space :P I could probably fit FOUR decently sized browser windows on here without overlapping them... :P and movies are REALLY cool.... fills up the screen since it's widescreen and they fit the shape of it right..... very cool :P ditto for games... very cool in widescreen :P
[12:52:43] Corey: my mom saw this thing and her first comment was, "maybe we should have got one for us too!"
[12:55:39] Flami: Jon's finally home!: sounds awesome! just how big did you say this monitor was?!
[12:59:09] Corey: 20.1" widescreen... and it's an LCD so that means it's actually that size :P you lose an inch or so of actual viewable space on normal monitors
[13:02:01] Corey: it's slightly bigger vertically than my 17" CRT monitor that's dying on me... and a whole lot wider...
[13:03:55] Corey: so it's pretty cool.. even if stuff doesn't support widescreen (so it puts black bars down the sides..) it's still a bit bigger than it was on my old monitor.. and with widescreen support... quite a bit bigger :P the game I bought with this actually supports this monitor's native resolution (1600 x 1050), so it fits the screen perfectly.. and it's very cool :P
[13:05:35] Corey: if stuff doesn't support widescreen though, you can have the monitor make it fill the whole screen and stretch the image out.. or it can just scale it up until it fits, but keep the aspect ratio (so, black bars...)
[13:08:06] Corey: the other really cool thing is that it supports FOUR things hooked up to it at once, and there's a button on the front that cycles through all those things... then it has picture in picture options too... so you could use the main screen for the computer, then have a window with a video game or DVD player, or TV or something... or you can even have it put two things side by side.. so TV next to the computer screen or whatever :P

plus you can turn the whole screen 90 degrees.. which gives me a screen almost as wide as my old monitor, but way taller... useful for pictures, comics, reading stuff....
[13:08:20] Corey: and now that I've bored you with all that.. I'm off to go see Star Wars :P
[13:08:54] Corey: it's 10 minutes after 2 hours early right now... so I think I'll head over there...
[13:09:02] Flami: Jon's finally home!: good idea...
[13:09:05] Flami: Jon's finally home!: take a book
[13:10:11] Corey: I kinda want to take my laptop and watch Clone Wars (the cartoon that takes place between SW II and III) but if I'm going to be standing, that won't work very well.... that cartoon goes right up to the start of Episode III, though
[13:10:44] Flami: Jon's finally home!: yeah, I don't think it'd work very well, either
[13:10:47] Corey: I'll just head over there and wait, I guess :P maybe there'll be freaks in costumes to watch :P
[13:11:02] Corey: anyway, I'm off...
[13:11:09] Flami: Jon's finally home!: yeah, that'll be fun :P
[13:11:14] Flami: Jon's finally home!: talk to you later then
[13:12:15] Corey: I'll be sure to tell you everything about the movie when I come back ;)
[13:12:24] Corey: talk to you later
[13:12:30] Flami: Jon's finally home!: haha, I'm so sure
[13:12:31] Flami: Jon's finally home!: later

Hey, I just noticed any animation in icons is working yet again! Score! (makes me wonder how long it'll last, though...)

On some bathroom stall in a Richmond Asian shopping centre:

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On the Verge

You scored 41% Dirtiness!

According to your score, you are on the threshold of possessing a truly dirty mind. You might enjoy a dirty joke or two once in a while, but you haven't allowed your thoughts to become that smutty. You may enjoy thinking dirty once in a while, but chances are it's not your top priority on your list of things to think about. You take it easy and probably don't offend people, and probably aren't easily offended, either. You possess a good balance of pure and impure thoughts.

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 Dirtiness

Link: The Dirty Mind Test written by demainneviendra on Ok Cupid

Your Star Wars Name and Title

Your Star Wars Name: Lesng Chvan
Your Star Wars Title: Gncho of Noj

Your Amazing Yoda Sex Line

"Down here, I am. Find a ladder, I must!"

Your Star Wars Pickup Line

"I may look like an Ewok, but I'm all Wookie where it counts, baby."

I threw a temper tantrum, and you KNOW what happens when I don't get what I want.

What did YOU do?

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dragon Ball, digicam fun, KUNG FU HUSTLE, Jeremy, and Nathan

Right now, I'm at Nathan's. Jon, Eric, Nathan, Jeremy, Steve, Tim, Mark (Jon's CRU friends), and I spent an hour or so at Dragon Ball having some (pudding) bubble tea and talking. It's been some time since we've gone there: we love the relaxed vibe since a few of us were there before others showed up, and the employees there didn't rush us like they would have in Toronto with menus and such! Someone decided to put three tables together to create a big one: good thing we got there before it was really busy, since we were like half their business! We talked about the contrast between high school / university / grad school grading and work ethic, about liquor stores and the taste Jon had for beer now (his Toronto friends call him a beer snob), and about summer plans / work / scholarships. When Jon asked what the hours were at the closest liquor store, Nathan thought he was talking about a Pho restaurant and suggested the nearest 24-hour one! He had an excuse, since he's still sick! That was amusing, though!

Steve had a hilarious story of how one of his friends called his bluff. She'd asked him if he had any interest at all in going to a Ludacris concert. He thought she was kinda joking, so he said sure! Imagine his surprise when she actually bought him a ticket! He explained that he thought she'd been joking, but no go. Finally, he managed to get rid of the ticket by giving it to someone else who WAS interested! Hahaha! Jeremy also showed us his pretty Korean cherry blossom / Korean flag key chain.. it was awesome!

When Steve, Tim, and Mark left, the five of us decided to downsize the table since it looked rather ridiculous. Besides, it freed up space for the other people who were now streaming into the bubble tea house! We talked about Chinese / artsy movies, Dave and Dawn, MSN, Jen, plans for next week, and other such things. Nathan recognized a girl in Dragon Ball as a family friend, and spent some time embarrassing her: "Wow, I feel like one of those 40-year-old uncles at a family dinner saying: 'Aiya, Helen! You've grown up a lot! You're 17 now!' " :D

Later, we amused ourselves by watching funny digicam videos of Dave and Jon dancing around... and Jon and his friend Mary posing with beer bottles at Alan's house. Then Jeremy and Eric decided to stack all the empty bubble tea cups together somehow: it looked like we'd gone through way more bubble tea than was healthy to consume! Of course, we HAD to take more pictures: in one of them, Nathan does look like a 300-pound overweight Buddha! :D

Later, we decided to let Eric and Nathan practice their worship music at Nathan's. I was good to go with the idea, especially since Jeremy and I could get in a sneak preview of Kung Fu Hustle. (it's in theatres now, but thank goodness for MAL!) There was a bit of a problem with the VCD, but it was just the sneak preview before the actual movie! Jeremy and I settled in to watch it while the guys practiced, but then the movie got pixellated and slow... it was shaping up to be a good one, too! (Chinese gangsters and death, anyone?)

Now Jeremy's gone up to get food since he hasn't had dinner yet.. Korean food is the best! Good thing Nathan's dad isn't into ripping the legs off live shrimp just before he cooks them, either! In the time it's taken me to write this long entry, the movie appears to be working normally again, and Jeremy's joined us once more. Definitely a good night!

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Sister's Xanga, hilarious parental quotes, passport

My brother's back from Toronto! We had a good time chatting with him; apparently, he left eighteen bars of soap (among other things) with his friend Alan. Mom bought much lotion, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and such for the school year: of course, they're not going to use it ALL! He still has two big tubs of Jergen's lotion, for example. I liked the mug he made in Toronto... he painted it himself, and it says "Yaz is ug" on the bottom, hehehe. Despite what Corey says, it isn't caveman talk... it's just a weird dialect that our family made up once, haha. He was hungry since WestJet doesn't feed you, so we went for some wonton mein before shopping for mangoes and such at the Chinese market. (the one that Palmer and I went to that time) To his disappointment, there were no durians for sale. I'm sure he and Jeremy will be going for some durian bubble tea this summer, along with lots of Pho! (he has it twice a week now, haha) We went around the market a bit, then went home to unload the luggage that he did bring home. I helped by taking in the groceries and his violin. Later, I took out both US and Canadian money from the bank. I also bought toilet paper (on sale), and picked up my passport from the post office. Last week, they said I'd have to wait till May 25 to get it, so getting it now just proves that they're pretty fast sometimes! Now, I'm going to have dinner with my family... then probably go out for bubble tea with Jon, Nathan, and Eric. I'm not even sure what time I'll be home, but that's the beauty of summertime hangouts! :D

Hilarious parental quotes from the afternoon:

Mom to me: "Are you sure you don't want to move back home and pay us rent? That way, I can be sure that you don't go into... other professions! You never know about this Internet friend of yours. Jayson might drug you and then rape you... and then make you do other things that you don't want! He could be a primp!" My sister and I just laughed at her for being too paranoid, and for mangling English. She always does something to English that doesn't sound right!

Mom, upon half-listening to my comment to Steph about finally emailing her a link to Palmer's picture: "You're going to pick up Jason Yeasting? Your Internet friend is going to pick you up?! Who's Palmer?!" (My sister explained that Palmer was his onscreen name, and our conversation had nothing to do with our friend Jason. She doesn't think that Palmer's the dude she saw on the TV show who was wanted for harassing girls on the Vancouver Dateline thing, either!)

Dad, upon hearing my sister's plans for tonight with Jessica and Margaret: "You're going to watch a show called America's Next Topless Model?!" My siblings and I laughed at him for THAT one! It's America's Next Top Model, NOT the other thing! :P

Steph's Xanga: she has links to all sorts of stuff.

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All the poetry form results!

Here are all the results from the poetry form quiz!

I, as a clerihew,
Tend to be merry; too
Merry, it might, perhaps, by some, be claimed;
But I'm sure that these people are wrong, and need to be grievously maimed.
What Poetry Form Are You?

If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.
I'm the triolet, bursting with pride;
If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
No, it isn't obsessive. Now hide
All the spoons or I might get convulsive.
If they told you I'm mad, then they lied.
I'm odd, but it isn't compulsive.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Short, terse, unfriendly,
Yet sometimes quite emotive;
I am the Haiku.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I'm the limerick, mired in muck.
I refuse to be bored or get stuck.
   I like to offend,
   But not, in the end,
As much as to thwart expectations.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am heroic couplets; most precise
And fond of order. Planned and structured. Nice.
I know, of course, just what I want; I know,
As well, what I will do to make it so.
This doesn't mean that I attempt to shun
Excitement, entertainment, pleasure, fun;
But they must keep their place, like all the rest;
They might be good, but ordered life is best.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I know I should be telling you that I'm
A rubai - but perhaps some other time.
It sounds like work, and anyway, it's late -
Unless I sleep, I'll be too tired to rhyme.

Besides, there's plates to clear and cups to clink,
And when that's done I have to sit and think,
Since then it won't be long before I need
To sleep again and eat again and drink.
What Poetry Form Are You?

The ballad, I; I shun the world,
   Its bustle and its noise,
Its busy hasty rushing crowds
   And bright consumer toys.

Indeed, I sometimes like the old
   Because it's not the new;
And if you think that's strange or wrong,
   I might not much like you.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Yes, I'm rubbish.
I am the cinquain, and
Believe (unjustly) I'm clever.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am free verse,
and know the rules,
and use them -
when they suit me,
which admittedly
tends not to be the case.
tradition, laws;
very much not
my sort
of thing,
I fear.
Perhaps, on occasion,
I go too far in the opposite direction,
and shun the accepted merely because it's accepted,
accepting its opposite merely because it isn't;
but since it's clearly
better that than
being normal;
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;
Not prone to overstated gushing praise
Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled
With overstretched opinions to rephrase;
But on the other hand, not fond of fools,
And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;
And holding to the sound and useful rules,
Not those that seek unjustified control.
I'm balanced, measured, sensible (at least,
I think I am, and usually I'm right);
And when more ostentatious types have ceased,
I'm still around, and doing, still, alright.
In short, I'm calm and rational and stable -
Or, well, I am, as much as I am able.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Ottava rima? Me? That can't be right!
   Too frivolous? But tut, there's no such thing!
Let others ponder thoughts of wrong and right,
   Or sit and think how much they love the spring;
I'd rather spend my time in gleeful spite,
   Or maybe laugh, or maybe sit and sing.
Besides, it might be fun to be inspiring -
But surely it would get so very tiring.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I'm the lai, with no sort
Of grave, solemn thought,
And I
Will never be caught
By miseries sought,
Nor sigh;
Where battles are fought
Or arguments brought,
I fly.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am the descort, and thwart, and long
for discordant, mordant chaos;
See the pretty dissolution,
See the ditty pattern briefly then
Dissolve away
Into a
Mode of messy disagreeable
(but me-able)
Affray, with lovely spite and hating,
Fights and hurting,
Never abating.
(Quite contrary me.)
What Poetry Form Are You?

I am the tanka.
The attention of others
Is unnerving, and
Since I try not to draw it,
I'm left alone. Which is good.
What Poetry Form Are You?

A cywydd llosgyrnog; I'm one.
"A what?" Well, quite. There'd be no fun
In being understood; I
Thrive upon obliquity.
Don't comprehend or follow me,
For mystery's my ally.
What Poetry Form Are You?

I'm terza rima, and I talk and smile.
Where others lock their rhymes and thoughts away
I let mine out, and chatter all the while.

I'm rarely on my own - a wasted day
Is any day that's spent without a friend,
With nothing much to do or hear or say.

I like to be with people, and depend
On company for being entertained;
Which seems a good solution, in the end.
What Poetry Form Are You?

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A productive and reassuring post-midnight phone call with Palmer / Poetry Form / Music Stuff

I was up till 2:15 AM on the phone with Palmer. He'd told me all week that we could indeed be friends, that The Three weren't going to kill me, and that we could get together in the future without worrying about the last few weeks. While I had believed him up to an extent, I felt that I needed to actually HEAR his voice telling me things would be okay. (yeah, I'm too needy already and I'm not even his girlfriend :P) So after dancing around and hinting at it for a while last night, I finally told him what I needed. He was quite willing to do so, which caused me to be a little surprised in a good way. Heh... a post-midnight phone call in which we talked about things, and I was rambly and hyper: he didn't seem to mind, though! Reading things on your screen is all very well and good, but I'll take the chance to actually hear someone's voice if I have it! (yay for local internet correspondents! :P)

It wasn't about me after all, and none of them are upset with me in any way. It would have happened no matter who it was, and they'd be glad to hear I was okay with things. He told me that Alli felt upset and terrible about making me feel the same way given recent events... he knew I'd have trouble believing that one. I did kinda think that she and the others would be like: "Nyaah! He's ours and you can't ever have him!" because I don't really know them. Alli thinks I'm sweet and nice (which is what I always get from people), while the other two are neutral on me... honestly, I feel the same way about them. Jami and Neko like me because he does... like any friend would with a friend of a friend. I don't know what will happen if ever we meet, though... *eep* But he did manage to make me feel better about things as a whole: I was definitely reassured, and he even said that I could ask him for that kind of favor again. Heck, I could even be a demanding bitch about it, and he'd be more than fine with that! (he says that works better than being nice and polite.. he's been trying to train me and Alli up in that way!)

He doesn't like my mother's mentality about Internet people... I obviously do not share in that! For a while, he was having evil fun coming up with scenarios where he'd introduce himself to my parents and family as "the Satanist who was over at her apartment" and "the person with three girlfriends who corrupted your sister." (no, he's not a Satanist; just a nominal pagan type) I'd hope he wouldn't ever do that in person... creates a very messy potential, y'know? Ah well, we had a reassuring fun conversation: I was surprised when he mentioned overnighting at my place again, only because I thought those days would be long over. The Three want him to have both new and old friends, but they just don't want him to be overnighting anywhere more than once every fortnight or so. (which does make some sense... if they didn't want him to have ANY friends, I'd be like: "Dude, there's something seriously wrong here...")

He STILL has that annoying cough! I told him to get to a doctor: he usually ignores them until they go away. This one hasn't for at least a few weeks, so I said I'd take him to the doctor next time he was here... he invited me to try. Well, I'm just concerned like I would be with any friend of mine! Although I did notice his taking my cough drops when he was over here both times... I don't know if they helped, but he was welcome to them! (as he is to whatever's around if he's over, like any friend of mine would be)

So all in all, it was a very nice conversation: I hung up the phone feeling tired, but ultimately peaceful about the whole thing. Earlier, I had sought reassurance / strength / forgiveness / hope that things would go well, and I'd received those things in full. That was pretty awesome! So yes, I think we can definitely make the process work! (which is a long shot better than how I was feeling a couple days ago) I really should work on being more forthright and less annoying, though... it might be easier on the both of us!

P.S. Oh, and I did find the Starbucks mocha I was asking him about last week. It was on the side fridge door. I put it there to make room for the dessert crepes, and then forgot about it. He's not the only one who forgets things. ;)

A Music Baton!

01. Total volume of music files on my computer?
No idea. So I did a search on "*.mp3" in Drive C. 91.96 MB and 330.9 KB. Yeah, I'm math-challenged... despite Palmer thinking I'm a math / stats nerd!

02. The last CD I bought was:
Can't remember. Probably the remastered version of Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet.

03. Song playing right now:
Jack Off Jill, Bruises Are Back In Style

04. Five songs I listen to a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order):
Matthew Good, Near Fantastica
Radiohead, Karma Police
Big Sugar, If I Had My Way
the Clash, London Calling
Rufus Wainwright, Foolish Love

I'm the lai, with no sort
Of grave, solemn thought,
And I
Will never be caught
By miseries sought,
Nor sigh;
Where battles are fought
Or arguments brought,
I fly.

(If you were not a Lai, you would be Ottava Rima.)
What Poetry Form Are You?

You scored as Avenue Q. You are AVENUE Q! Your life revolves around your friends. You can always trust your friends to be able to support you in all that you do. You don't need lots of money and fancy things to satisfy your needs. You know you have a great purpose in life, and you are searching to find out what it is.

Your song: Purpose
Your color: Orange

Avenue Q








Little Shop of Horrors


Phantom of the Opera


Which musical are you?
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Reminders, shirts, steak / salad / aspirin dream, voting, STAR WARS horoscope

What to write this afternoon.....

One part of me wishes that I hadn't tossed him back his shirt that afternoon when he left. That way, I could have it to remind me of some things. But then the more practical part of me says that it would have been a bad idea... no more reminders are needed, whether I ended up wearing the shirt or not. Who knows if it would have fit, haha. It was a nice Hundred Mile House shirt, with a nice drawing on the front. But I'm not one to steal other people's clothing, just in case you think that way! It just makes me wish I had one like that... I may have used to, but I'm not even sure where it went. :P

But after a dream in which I ate steak and salad in this richly-appointed bookstore / library (and drugged monkeys with aspirin to make them sleep on the shelves), I'm feeling better. I'm also talking to someone else now, who reassures me that they don't have ANYTHING against me. Remaining friends after this might be awkward if we let the whole "previous attraction" thing get in the way... they'd never dream of telling him not to be friends with anyone, including me. So I guess we'll see how all this goes.... I might be a bit insecure about things, but I am sure we'll remain friends and build the friendship. THEY changed the rules, and I'm not to blame even if I participated in certain activities with him. So if they're truly not upset with me, then that's a good thing. Guess I'll have to be VERY careful with how I act!

Besides, I have to give him his stuff back. So there's at least a practical reason for seeing him again at least once, haha. Who knows, I may even invite him and Jasmine out to one of our summer get-togethers! That'll be awesome!

I must also vote today at the local school. Let's hope I don't twist my ankle going out of the school like I did in 2001.... that would NOT be good for me, especially as I have this Alaskan cruise coming up next week.

Corey's right, as usual: hibernation mode IS faster! Go, us! :D

Star Wars Horoscope for Virgo

You show efficiency when working for a good cause.
But you tend to be a bit fussy when it comes to doing something out of the ordinary.
Like many Virgos, you want to stay out of the spotlight.
You do well at picking up the smallest details.

Star Wars character you are most like: C3P0

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Monday, May 16, 2005

Rationale for getting together with Eric, and memories / Quizzes

Gem of the night from my mother: "You can get together with Eric! It's okay, even if he's five years younger than you! Caucasians look older anyhow, and you look young for your age!" Hahaha! Maybe so, but it would NOT work!

On another note, I wish the couch / shower / bed / floor didn't remind me of a certain person... memories, begone! It was nice while it lasted, but... ergh! :|

Take the quiz:

You're definitely like me. We're bored most of the time, and we're forced to be antisocial while our friends talk online.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* yup... (You scored 2)
* nope.. (You scored 0)
* hmm... (You scored 2)

Take the quiz:
Are you a member of the Trench Coat Mafia?

You're in it, and you even carry out your plans!
You are very similar to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. You feel as if nothing will go right for you, and your only exit is to go down with as many people as you can kill. May God have mercy on your soul, for those who you kill will get none under the muzzle of your automatic rifle.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You're in... you just don't do anything. (You scored 2)
* You're in for sure, you sick fuck! (You scored 2)
* No, you're just too... normal. (You scored 1)
* You're not in, but you want to be in. (You scored 1)
* You're in it, and you even carry out your plans! (You scored 3)

Take the quiz:
ARE YOU WEIRD? ................................

Okay, you are sooooo cool! Weird people must --- rule--- planet! Wow, you can tell I was kinda cheese high when I wrote this...

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* WEIRD! YOU ROCK! (You scored 2)
* squeezed, in the middle.. smack dab... (You scored 2)
* okay... you aren't weird in any way, shape, or form. (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Should You Work At Tom Field, inc.?

You're getting there...
You still get the job, but you will receive extensive training in the art of murder. You will be given quarterly assessments to mark your progress, plus weekly quizzes and hands-on practice. Good luck with your training.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* You're hired! (You scored 0)
* You're getting there... (You scored 5)
* You're FIRED! (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Are you Crazy?

Wow, you are crazy... woot!

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Crazy (You scored 1)
* Not Crazy (You scored 0)

Take the quiz:
Which Rock Instrument Are You?

Bass Guitar
You are the Bass Guitar! You keep the pitch even, and keep the electric guitar from getting too full of itself.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Drums (You scored 2)
* Electric Guitar (You scored 0)
* Bass Guitar (You scored 3)
* Keyboard (You scored 1)

Take the quiz:
Which Marauder are you destined for? and why?

Lucius Malfoy
He loves your bloodline, your wealth, and your total lack of respect for other. He likes that you are sly and may say one thing, but think another. You are like him. He especially loves your hair when you wear it down.

Quizzes by -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!

All of the possible quiz results for this quiz:

* Remus Lupin (You scored 2)
* Lucius Malfoy (You scored 3)
* Severus Snape (You scored 2)
* Sirius Black (You scored 3)

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Sunday, May 15, 2005

Eric and Mom amuse me SO much!

Part of a phone conversation just now:

Mom: So how did your date go?
Me: What date?! [How does she know?!]
Mom: The date with that guy the other day!
Me: That wasn't a DATE! [No need for her to know everything!]
Mom: Well, you went out with a guy to do stuff!
Me: That still isn't a DATE, Mom. We just hung out!
Mom: Are you sure he didn't take advantage of you?
Me: Quite sure, Mom. We just chilled and had fun.
Mom: You didn't kiss him or anything like that?
Me: No, of course not!
Mom: That's good. You have to be careful with these Internet people! Does he go to church?
Me: No, Mom. We were talking about that the other night. He says he has a strong dislike of churches and organized religion, and that I could ask him about it. But I said that since it was 2 AM, I had to go to bed.
Mom: He CALLED you at 2 AM?!
Me: No, Mom. Of course not. This was over IM.
Mom: What's that?
Me: It's like MSN and ICQ.
Mom: Oh. Are you sure he's not trying to take advantage of you?
Me: Been there, done that. No, of course not.
Mom: Well, you never know. He might be putting up a front and being nice. I saw this thing on TV about this guy who was normal during the day, and then he tried to get this girl to worship Satan with devil worshippers! They then went to her apartment to scare her some more! Those people are everywhere, you know!
Me: Well, I'm fairly sure he's not like that!
Mom: Just don't go to his house, or invite him over to your apartment!
Me: Of course not, Mom. I'm not doing that now, anyway!
Mom: Okay, good. Is he a strange person?
Me: He's stranger than me. [To say the least....]
Mom: He is?! What sort of strange stuff is he into?
Me: You don't want to know. [I'm not explaining his other complications to her... I wouldn't even know where to start!]
Mom: But I'm your mother!
Me: Actually, he never really explained it to me. [a half-truth] But he's not into church and stuff. That's not even a good thing for me personally. (I'm not rebelling any more that way, now...)
Mom: Good. We need to pray for your better half and a partner for you.
Me: Maybe I'll meet one on the cruise!
Mom: Aiya! I don't know about that!


Then there was the MSN conversation I had with Eric earlier:

[19:08:01] Diven: Don't say it's over it's so not over
[19:08:23] Flami: it's over!: Eh, we're trying to talk that out now, thanks.
[19:09:09] Diven: I'm just quoting big sugar
[19:09:18] Diven: and it better be over
[19:09:22] Diven: in reality
[19:09:31] Flami: it's over!: Yeah, I know you're quoting Big Sugar. ;)
[19:10:03] Flami: it's over!: Oh yes, all the hanky-panky is now over with. The POWERS THAT BE (ie. THE THREE) have declared it so.
[19:11:10] Flami: it's over!: But simple friendship could be where it's at. Who knows.
[19:11:38] Diven: hanky-panky! :-O
[19:11:40] Diven: :P
[19:11:42] Diven: :-O
[19:11:44] Diven: :-O
[19:11:46] Diven: :-O
[19:11:47] Diven: :-O
[19:11:54] Diven: +o( [being sick / barfing]
[19:11:56] Diven: :-O
[19:11:58] Diven: :-O
[19:12:04] Diven: +o(
[19:12:07] Diven: :-O
[19:12:09] Diven: :-O
[19:12:10] Diven: :-O
[19:12:12] Diven: :-O
[19:12:34] Flami: it's over!: I *told* you about the hanky-panky! :O
[19:13:06] Diven: no you didn't
[19:13:19] Diven: you told me about snogging
[19:13:39] Flami: it's over!: Like that isn't enough!?
[19:14:30] Diven: huh.. what are you saying
[19:14:41] Diven: snogging = kissing
[19:14:49] Flami: it's over!: yes, I KNOW
[19:14:51] Diven: hanky-panky = um
[19:14:58] Diven: um
[19:15:03] Diven: +o(
[19:15:18] Flami: it's over!: no, I didn't get into "um, er" with him!
[19:15:24] Diven: good
[19:15:37] Diven: I was pretty sure that was an error
[19:15:52] Diven: becareful with you vocab though sheesh
[19:18:34] Flami: it's over!: heh, sorry for horrifying you :P
[19:18:59] Diven: well its allright..
[19:19:30] Flami: it's over!: okay then, I hope so..
[19:19:52] Diven: my keyboard is really yuckie now though after all the +o(
[19:19:55] Diven: lol
[19:20:54] Flami: it's over!: haha, I'm sure. you weren't eating at the computer, now were you?
[19:21:33] Diven: no its all the pho
[19:23:55] Flami: it's over!: Don't tell me your lunch came up again!
[19:24:11] Diven: again?
[19:24:41] Flami: it's over!: you said it was all the Pho, so I figured the food came up the wrong way
[19:24:58] Diven: yeah.. but what does that have to do with again
[19:25:10] Flami: it's over!: no clue. threw that in as an afterthought
[19:25:28] Diven: it was a completely nut ball after thought but okay
[19:25:38] Diven: I'm kidding about throwing up anyway
[19:25:49] Flami: it's over!: I like being a nutball anyway, and you know it ;)
[19:26:48] Diven: yes unfortunately
[19:27:03] Flami: it's over!: UNFORTUNATELY?!
[19:34:36] Flami: it's over!: hahaha. at least I can be myself around you haha
[19:34:53] Diven: that is good.
[19:35:58] Diven: (reports crazy woman to police in the townhomes across from hostpital.)
[19:36:01] Diven: lol
[19:37:55] Flami: it's over!: you know what that sounds like?
[19:38:13] Diven: no
[19:38:25] Flami: it's over!: it makes it seem like the police are the ones in the apartments across the street from the hospital, and not this "crazy woman" ;)
[19:38:50] Diven: your right it does.
[19:39:57] Diven: (reports crazy woman in the appartment complex across the from the hospital to the police in the police station across from the library)
[19:39:59] Diven: lol
[19:42:46] Flami: it's over!: hahahaha, that's much better in terms of structure ;)
[19:42:51] Flami: it's over!: but I'm not THAT crazy! :P
[19:43:54] Diven: I know... its a joke
[19:45:33] Flami: it's over!: yeah, I know it's a joke.. had to rag on you anyhow :P

Those conversations provided a lot of amusement. :D

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Goodbye to Christon, white man jokes, Alaska brochure, discussions with Eric, and more people!

Today was the last day we'd see Christon for eight months, because he's going to Edmonton on a hard labor co-op. (that's what his roommate describes it as) He still hasn't packed yet, since he kinda has to decide what to bring / what to leave / having enough room for the stuff he'll buy there. At least he sat right by me in service, so I know he was there. We said goodbye to him later on, and he knows we'll be thinking of him!

I gave Adela her way-late birthday card, and discussed lunch plans before the meeting with a few people. Phil, Michelle, and others went to McDonalds. There's this new guy from Mexico at church: we thought his name was Mark, but it's really Omar... I know I'd like to get to know him better, if possible! Talked to a few people about the Back to the Future marathon Nathan had at his place yesterday: Christon says they were done before midnight, which is a rarity around there! ;)

Dawn wanted us to get a shrimp salad roll from the Pho restaurant for her, so we did that. Jen, Nathan, Eric, and I made a bunch of jokes and discussed various parody movies and Forrest Gump. When Jon gets back on Wednesday, we really should all hang out... it's going to be fun! Bubble tea, movie nights, parties, friends... ah, good times! :D

I told Nathan that I'd finally tried egg with soda: I agree with him that it tastes good. Then I told them about taking my friend out for Pho since he'd never had it before. Since Nathan was like o_O, I had to tell him that this person was a white guy who isn't as good as Eric! :D Then we made a bunch of jokes about white people... Eric just gave us funny looks, hahaha! (I wonder what they would have said had I told them that this dude didn't even know how to use chopsticks... perhaps Eric would have said, "Even *I* know how to use them! What's wrong with him?!" *laugh* )

During the meeting (which ended at the uncommonly early time of 3:30), Jen and Sheena admired my Alaska Princess cruise line brochure: the pictures are pretty beautiful, indeed! Lots of wildflowers, icebergs, activities (Jen would love the wine tasting, hahaha), caribou, food, and everything else! I'll get my sister to put a bunch of pics online when we get back!

Tim and I both commented on Nathan's cold: he's been sick for a week, and doesn't know quite what to blame it on! I suggested the floating air molecules, but then he came up with a better idea: he's blaming it on all the Communists in North Korea. ("DON'T BOMB JAPAN!!!") :D (it sounds better than it reads, or maybe you just had to be there, hahahaha)

Afterwards, I wanted Eric to give me a ride home so that I could discuss this past week in more detail with him alone. It was a good conversation, and I know I'm not that good myself. Oh well. We then discussed toilet paper, gibberish, baby talk, the Sims, and executing me for my plans of eating cereal for dinner before he dropped me off. I'll have to go to the bank anyhow this week to get some US money prior to the cruise... maybe Thursday.

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