Saturday, November 19, 2005

Dragon tails, mouse ears, making dinner of what's around, new comment stats meme not working

Sam and his brother Jeremy picked me up today, albeit a little late, but that was fine with me. At least Sam and I weren't the only ones not at the Awana lunch thing, haha. A bunch of us tried on costumes like a dragon tail and mouse ears: Alysia wanted Chris to try on some ballet tutu so she could take a picture of it to show his girlfriend Sabrina, but he wouldn't. Apparently, the kids all have to dress up as animals or plants for the Dec. 10 Christmas concert... should be interesting, kinda.

Auntie Rebecca REALLY wants Jon to play at the concert, even though he'll presumably be back earlier that day... I guess we'll see whether he's up for being an extra violinist or whatever! I had the dinner of champions while waiting for her to finish practicing with the kids: peach juice, two Chinese crackers, water, Chinese cakes, pretzels, a mini sponge cake, fruit candy, a cream puff, and a caramel. Now that I'm home, I'll top that off with the remains of my fajita beef soup since I'm really not that hungry.

Now, if only I can get this comments stats thing to work... seems simple enough... but it freezes on me ALL the time! Blah. :P

#1 Go to this page and select View Source in your browser (you must View Source or else it will not get the proper contents! You can do this in Internet Explorer by right-clicking and selecting "View Source" or in Firefox by selecting "View Page Source").

#2 Copy what you see and paste it into your favorite plain-text editor. Microsoft Word and Wordpad are NOT plain-text editors; Notepad is. Save it to a place where you will be able to find it.

#3 Next to the file box below, select "Browse" and find the file you just saved. After this, hit "Get stats."

Edit: Never mind. It's for Mac / Linux users. *is a ditz*

P.S. AIM will be lonely this week. =/

P.P.S. Julie (julie709) got my card and postcard! :D

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Pop-top gadget and cards

Marie's pop-top gadget worked successfully on the can of fajita beef soup that I had in the cupboard after some maneuvering... yay! :D Now I have to tell her... that is, if I don't get distracted by other shiny stuff on the message board. ;) (I can try chicken sausage gumbo Chunky Soup in future!)

Rachel B. (cynicalsiren) and Candy also got their cards from me in the past couple of days, too! Yayness all around for now! That's two more out of 38. (40 if you count the two birthday cards) Total received from the stuff I mailed out or plan to mail out: 8 out of 40. Not bad... yes, I keep lists! :D

Gotta eat this soup before Sam gets here at 3:15... see ya kiddies later! *waves and disappears*

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Rides, Received Cards, Questions 501-550 of 5000, Quizzes

Since LJ is up again after moving servers, I may as well update. I tried going to bed earlier than usual tonight, at around 1. Getting more sleep that way doesn't work for me... I think I need to invest in Nyquil / alcohol, or do more physical exercise. :P

I called Sam earlier: he has a ton of papers to do, so won't be going to that appreciation lunch thing... 3:15 works for me as long as I get a ride! (if I don't sleep in horribly, that is...) Hey, I took the Intellectual Sexiness Test as well. :D

A few people have already received my Christmas cards, or at least let me know that they did: Shannon (tearfulgoodbyes), Natalie (chibi_blackie), Kira (kazulanth), Brynn (irishvampire13), and Darren (dfrancis)... he gets a bonus birthday card! Yeah, I'm ahead of schedule... but since I had a bunch of stuff to mail ANYHOW, why not bung it in with the rest? I'm practical, if not completely sane. ;)

Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.

501. If you could rename yourself, what would your new name be? Celestina!

502. What is your glam name (your screen name plus your street name)? Alena Gilbert.

503. What makes someone cool vs. not cool? Cool: Isn't prejudiced, doesn't pre-judge, doesn't accuse people of things they didn't do, etc. Uncool: Does all of the above and more.

504. What is your favorite song from the 70's (think the Eagles, Elton John, early punk, early Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, disco, glam, or whatever you want)? Lou Reed, Walk On The Wild Side.

505. Are you uncommonly attractive and vivacious? HAHAHAHAHA, no!

506. How could you strengthen yourself? Be more assertive.

507. Have you ever lost touch with someone you should call? Yup, quite a few people.

508. Deep in thought, do you forgive everyone? No.

509. What's the difference between old school and new school:

punk? Old school was way better than the new school, dude.

goth? They were true innovators then.. now, they're just wearing black all day.

hip hop? Old school actually had a tune and message to it.. now, it's all about seeing how many swear words and bad references you can cram into four minutes.

In all 3 cases, which is better? Punk.

510. What do you have faith in? God, my friends, maybe life? haha

511. Are you my friend? No.

512. What (not who) do you care about? My reputation.

513. What is the worst thing that could possibly happen to you? Have all my loved ones die / alienate themselves from me.

514. Who or what is really the absolute root and source of all evil? Satan.

515. Do you want to change the world? If you don't, who will? I don't know if I'm capable of changing the world.

516. Why did you decide to complete this survey? To see if I could stick out 5000 questions.

517. Has anyone ever led you on? Oh yeah.

518. What was the last thing you did against your will? Don't remember.

519. What are your plans for the rest of today? SLEEP!

520. How can you make tomorrow better than today was? Go out and do stuff for the kids with friends.

521. Where have all the cowboys gone? Nice Paula Cole reference. Probably Calgary.

522. How often do you get jealous? All the time. *sigh*

523. What is the one thing you do that your friends wish you didn't? Annoy them with pointless questions.

524. Do you do any soul searching? Yes.

525. Do you even have a soul? Of course.

526. If you made friends with someone older and slightly insane who took you to clubs and whatnot, would that be fun? YES!

527. Are you a slave to love? Sometimes...

528. Is love the drug? It can be, given the right circumstances.

529. Does anyone understand you? Maybe one or two people...

530. Do you even understand yourself? Not really...

531. Are you a mad scientist? No, but that looks like fun!

532. Who influences you to be the way you are? Nathan, Corey, Eric...

533. What are some ideas that you live by? It's past 3 AM, so I'm not thinking about this.

534. How can people act to make you want to get to know them? Friendly and humorous.

535. Are you delicate or tough? Somewhere in between, though my sister always says I'm tough for some odd reason.

536. Would you rather be smarter or more beautiful? Smarter.

537. Have you ever had a surprise party? Yeah, but Cindy Yang ruined the surprise.

538. What makes someone lame? If they go around acting all full of themselves.

539. What words did you and your friends make up, and what do they mean? I can't think of an answer to this one.

540. What do adults do that you will never do? Smoke.

541. Forever young... do you want to be forever young? Rod Stewart... whoever wrote this is showing her age. :P Sometimes...

542. Do you really want to live forever? Oasis! Not really if I think about it...

543. What could make you so happy right now that you would cry and laugh and sing? At past 3 AM? Finally finding the true love of my life. :P

544. Do you experience powerful emotions? Yes, sometimes.

545. Who is your favorite artist? I don't know about ART art... but musical artist: one of my favorites is Matthew Good. (too many to pick just one)

546. What would you like to protest against? The abuse of women and children!

547. What or who do you support? The rights of the people who have no defenders. (my brother will know what I'm talking about)

548. If you got pregnant tomorrow, would you have an abortion? In that EXTREMELY unlikely event, no.

549. Do you like picking out greeting cards, or would you rather write your own? Writing my own.

550. Are you mysterious? Kinda-sorta, but not really.

Your Wedding Gown Is
Bonny Style 510 Wedding Gown

You're a Depressed Drunk!
When you drink, the world seems to become
unbearable. You wonder why you're still living
and when it will all end. You cry and clutch
the bottle to your chest, singing dark lyrics.
People get phone calls from you in the middle
of the night to hear you slur out your
apologies for having been such a jerk all these years.

What Kind of Drunk Are You?
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Friday, November 18, 2005

Laziness enabled with extra turkeys... whee!

Eric M. got on MSN earlier to say that he was feeling tired, so wouldn't be going to Fellowship tonight. That was fine with me... he's enabling me in my laziness, heh. I also explained last week to him: kinda strange David didn't invite him to the banquet since he was in one of his Bible Study groups, but oh well. At least this isn't like a few weeks ago when he was going to the 54-40 concert: I told my sister about it, so after some calling around between her and Jessica, she gave me a ride.

Corey got on AIM to say that he'd just torn a phone book in half, and is making progress on his grippers too. He also mentioned he was missing the Children of Bodom show in favor of getting ready for the trip. A while later, he asked whether I'd need a turkey since UPS just delivered one to their door courtesy of the guy handling his grandma's investments. (his parents thought that guy was a jerk, but maybe he gets away with it by giving away turkeys to people) Good thing they got it before they left for Texas: they DO have someone taking care of things while they're away, but it came in a styrofoam cooler wrapped in plastic... so who knows whether that would have gone into the freezer (as planned) or not.

What a deal... Thanksgiving dinner in another state that takes two days to cross, and still enough turkey when they get home afterwards! Corey has to be up at 7 AM tomorrow... that time does not exist in either of our worlds, so it's going to be very weird sleeping at night and not sleeping in during the day. Speaking of such, I need to get my sleeping schedule to a reasonable time... there's apparently a pre-Awana thing tomorrow at 2 (will I get up in time, given the last week?!) that takes the place of the leadership dinner. We'll see if Auntie Rebecca can give me a ride home, since Sam's doing Floodlight. o_O *is not a fan of waiting around at the church, or of taking buses home in the dark*

Thanks, Eric! You just gave me extra hours to do stuff! :D

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Friday Five, Psycho Killers, Bikinis, Eye Color, and Conspiracy Nuts


1. What do you do for fun? Hang out with friends, read, play online computer games...
2. Is there a person from your past you would like to talk to again, even if it would be a potentially painful conversation? Yazmine, to figure out what her rationale was behind what she did last May.
3. What is your favorite comfort food? Pho.
4. What is your preferred form of self-expression? (Do you dance; or express yourself through music, conversation, etc.) Talking.
5. You just received $5000; what do you spend it on? BLING! Haha.. new TV, new stereo system, a digicam... too much choice.

Note: LJ Negative age / LJ Random Stuff / LJ Christmas Caroling / LJ Santa Coming to Town / LJ Underpants blogquizzes. (all by Frodo)

Cannibal psycho killer or computer programmer?

I got 8 out of 10, while recognizing three of the serial killers. ;)

You Are a One Piece!

Surprise! You're not a bikini at all ... and chances are you don't wear one in real life.

You're a tad on the modest side, but your modestly is not going to keep you from summer fun.

You know that the right one piece can be as sexy - or even sexier - than a bikini.

What Kind of Bikini Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Your Eyes Should Be Brown

Your eyes reflect: Depth and wisdom

What's hidden behind your eyes: A tender heart

Score! My eyes ARE brown! :D

You are 54% Conspiracy Nut

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You are a conspiracy nut. The government tops your list as the least trustworthy. You are into looking behind what you are given, and analyzing propaganda to discover the truth. It's out there.

Take this quiz at

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Corey's Gothic Theatre hangouts, Questions 451-500 of 5000, quizzes

Right now, Corey's trying to convince me to hang out with him in Fort Collins this weekend so I can go see the Children of Bodom / Trivium / Amon Amarth show at the Gothic Theatre with him and a female friend. I probably wouldn't mind that: too bad I can't just up and go! (well, I could.. but there are obligations weighing heavily upon me :P)

Of course, it's no GWAR... which he'll miss on both ends of his week-long Texas trip to see his grandparents from Nov. 19 to 27.. he warned me that I'd better miss his messing around with me. (example: "there sure is a lot of sex in these games you listen to... I for one find it to be highly inappropriate... and I'm going to keep pretending that scoring means sex!") Sure, why not... he IS like Eric M., after all. ;)

Having body parts fall asleep on you is no picnic, either.

Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.

451. Do you work out? No, but I'm scared to start!

452. Would you rather have a strict teacher with a sense of humor, or a lenient teacher that doesn't teach? A strict teacher with a sense of humor.

453. If you ever have a baby, what might you want to name it? James for a boy, Tatiana for a girl.

454. If you won free tickets to a concert from a radio show and had to choose between INXS / Poison / Blondie / Moby, which would you choose and why? Probably Poison because I hear they make good metal music. ;)

455. Are you a good cook? Not really!

456. What do guys look for in a girl, or if you are a girl, what do you think they look for? Certain favorable physical attributes, sense of humor, and a quiet demeanor.

457. What do girls look for in a guy, or if you are a guy, what do you think they look for? Sweet caring personality!

458. Are you more spontaneous and unpredictable, or loyal and routine? Depends what situation I find myself in.

459. If someone offered you stardom... but they would pick your outfits, and write your songs and write your speeches, and make up "facts" about you (like favorite color, etc.)... would you agree to do it? No.

460. What's the best way to lose weight? I've always heard that you have to burn more calories than you eat. In that case, the battle's over before it's started for me. :P

461. Do you have street smarts? At times, but I'm not so sure they're always evident!

462. Do you have a lot of common sense? Sometimes I like to think I do. :P

463. Are you a nomad soul? Not really... I just like to stay in one place.

464. Name three things that are unexplainable and try and explain them. Love is something that everyone needs, and it's mostly explained by weird things in the air. Death happening to good people is explained away by the need of the universe to balance itself out. (it's 2:23 AM :P) Irrationality can be explained thusly: it's part of life's curveballs!

465. Would you ever be on a talk show? If yes, what would the show's theme be? Yeah, probably... "These People Have No Lives... Why?"

466. Do you like the way you look naked? .... no... thanks for asking. :P

467. Have you ever dissected an animal? Fish, frogs, and a cow's eye... ah, junior high school science!

468. Does the taste of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes bring out the tiger in you? Nah.

469. Are you a demon? No.

470. And if you were, would you tell me? Probably not... I *do* have a mystique to retain, y'know. ;)

471. What is one interesting thing you know? The dot over an I is called a tittle.

472. Do you talk to yourself? All the time.

Do you talk to your pets? No pets here.

473. Do you believe that mankind has a future in space (will we live there some day)? I don't know... possibly that's for future generations to figure out.

474. Are you afraid to get dirty? Sometimes, depending on what definition of "dirty" we're talking about here...

475. How does one "live life to the fullest"? Have a packed social / work schedule, meet with friends all the time, and get all you want out of life.

476. Are you sloppy or a neat freak? Kinda in the middle...

477. Would you rather have a trunk full of nickels, or half a trunk full of dimes? Half trunk full of dimes!

478. What is the worst mistake you've ever made? Telling my parents to F*** off once. That was a bad decision, kiddies. :P

479. Are you in good health? I wish!

480. Are you patriotic? Of course! CANADA ROCKS!

Let's play fact or crap.

Is it a fact? Or is it crap?

481. The greenhouse effect is bad for your health. FACT!

482. There are about as many molecules of air in one breath as there are hairs on your head. CRAP!

483. The Miss America pageant started out as a contest in which people decorated wheelchairs and one chair was judged the prettiest. CRAP!

484. To remove a tattoo, a physician can place a small balloon under the skin which is inflated so that the tattooed skin gradually stretches. Then they cut the stretched skin away. FACT!

485. Cock fighting is a sexual sport. CRAP!

486. It is the warmest time of the day during the hour that the sun is the highest in the sky. FACT!

487. Certain scientists specialize in studying cow farts. FACT!

488. The brilliant colors (reds, oranges, yellows) across the sky that we get from sunsets are caused mainly by pollution. FACT!

489. In Grimm's original fairytale, Rapunzel is pregnant. FACT!

490. Dracula was the first movie about a vampire. FACT!

491. The inventors of Corn Flakes, the Kellogg brothers, ran a school for delinquent youth. FACT!

492. "Kemo Sabe" means "soggy shrub" in Navajo. FACT!

493. Sir Thomas Crapper invented the toilet. FACT!

494. The Earl of Sandwich invented the Sandwich. CRAP!

495. Some Chinese alchemists were trying to invent an immortality medicine and accidentally invented gun powder instead. FACT!

496. The human body is made of about 99% water. CRAP!

497. Bubble gum contains rubber. FACT!

498 This survey to the zero power = 0. FACT!

499. Most lipstick contains fish scales. FACT!

500. There are 86,401 seconds in day. CRAP!

Fact or Crap is over.

You're Justin. You are a student who would just
like to drop everything and create art. You
have a lot to learn about yourself and the
world around you. That's why everyone you hang
out with, besides your best friend, is older
than you.

Which Queer As Folk Character Are You?
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The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy - your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone's obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, Showgirls, The Big Lebowski

The Moon Card
You are the Moon card. Entering the Moon, we enter
the intuitive and psychic realms. This is the
stuff dreams are made of. And like dreams, the
imagery we find here may inspire us or torment
us. Understanding the moon requires looking
within. Our own bodily rhythms are echoed in
this luminary that circles the earth every
month and reflects the sun in its progress.
Listening to those rhythms may produce visions
and lead you towards insight. The Moon is a
force that has legends attached to it. It
carries with it both romance and insanity.
Moonlight reveals itself as an illusion and it
is only those willing to work with the force of
dreams that are able to withstand this
reflective light. Image from: Stevee Postman.

Which Tarot Card Are You?
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Romance and insanity? I'm up for that! (I think...)
HAHAHA... this also reminds me of all the Miss Cleo prank calls I have on here! ("What are all these negative influences I'm seeing around you on the Moon card?")

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Thursday, November 17, 2005

There goes the streak of not losing in the Staples Centre since Dec. 13, 2001...

The Canucks' power play was good last night, but it wasn't great tonight. They hadn't lost in the Staples Centre (the L.A. Kings' rink) since Dec. 13, 2001. Tonight, the Kings had two goals in 53 seconds in the first period from Lubomir Visnovsky... both were power-play goals: the first with a two-man advantage, and the second on a one-man advantage. In the third, the Kings had two goals in 16 seconds from Jeff Cowan and Craig Conroy. After that, it was time for a Vancouver goaltending change from Cloutier to Auld. I think we had way too many penalties, although at least with these new rules, you can't have the game in the bag at the end of the second period. Naslund had back-to-back goals (and went for a hat trick) in the third period after Bertuzzi scored in the third, but it was too little too late. Now they're 12-6-2 at the 20-game mark of the season. When is this Canucks team going to play 60 minutes of hockey? They certainly dug themselves an awful hole early on... by Shorty's count, they've had six wake-up calls in the first quarter of the season so far! o_O

Pavol Demitra had three assists tonight, in this game where the coaches are actually good friends: Marc Crawford wanted to bring Andy Murray into Vancouver as an assistant coach or an associate head coach. The badly-sung national anthem included an "ai-yi-yi," which was pretty painful in itself... the worst ever! Three stars of the game: Alexander Frolov, Visnovsky, and Naslund. The Florida Panthers now have a 10-game losing streak. Next game is Sunday at the Arrowhead Pond at 1... the first of only two afternoon games for Vancouver all year. (we don't even PLAY an Eastern Conference team till next month!)

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Vancouver vs. Calgary, cards, blogs, inconvenient illness, dreams, designer jeans

If Kyle wants Vancouver things that aren't like what he'd get in Calgary, I'd have to go to Aberdeen and Yaohan. Asian imports rule, haha.

I wrote Christmas cards to Haley (haleyxcore) and Stephanie (pandorabox82) today.. I'll need to get more US stamps from the post office soon. David (omni_sinrilus) wants a birthday card, so I'll get on that too when I'm able to go out again next week. Also caught up on Dawn, Dave, Jon, Vivian, Spoz, and Steph's blogs.. good reading!

I've finally found out why my worker hasn't been around for the past two weeks.. he's been ill. Now, I know he had to have a chest X-Ray done a while back... but c'mon! I need to get various things done with him, such as MOVING PREP. Oh well, it's better that he's resting now.. heh heh.

Try not to hit the walls or the blue blocks! I made it to 55 seconds.

All my dreams this week have started out as being set at church. There was the one on Sunday with Sam, Joey, Erin, Vanessa, Steph, Eric, and a bunch of other church friends sitting around in a big group outside somewhere. Then there was the one on Monday in which I was involved in a very fast-paced stressful Awana: four pieces of paperwork to fill out for each kid who came, plus money reckonings for their dues. (it's not normally like that, believe me!)

Tuesday, I dreamed of the Fellowship interacting with people from Our Place: I think we decided Viper (or his snake avatar) tasted like chicken, haha.

Last night, a bunch of people were at church for a Christmas / winter thing.. then it turned into a couple in a car where the girl was in pain and the guy was trying to comfort her with hugs. The guy slammed into a slab of wood in the middle of the road that kids were using to jump over on skateboards, and then it turned into a Little Women scenario where the Beth character looked like she was going to die from a high fever!

I don't know... methinks this is like Dylan's dream one Saturday where he saw a cross with an arrow pointing to it. He wasn't feeling well and was going to skip church the next day, but afterwards figured that he should go. There IS the Canucks game versus Anaheim at 1, which brings back to mind that conversation with Eric H. about the conflict between being a sports fan and a churchgoer. I guess I can always go home with Eric M. on Sunday, haha. (because my parents always take a long time, and we probably won't get home till MAYBE post-game or the third period if we're lucky!)

Your Designer Jeans Are
Fornarina Mia Jean in Reserve

Is it just me, or am I not the only one for whom those jeans would fit?! *boggle*

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Questions 401-450 of 5000 / Smut Novel Character

Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.

401. Is high school really made up of the best years of your life? Not for me, they weren't. :P

402. What is your happiest memory? Lots to choose from... I'd say the time I went to Calgary and Edmonton in Gr. 9 for a Band trip. :D

403. Do you ever feel out of place in this world? Very much. I feel like I'm just in the way at times.. no one cares I'm there and I shouldn't even be there.

404. Are you on drugs ever? Nope, unless you count legal ones like aspirin / Advil.

405. Do preps, goths, punks, freaks, etc. actually exist... or are these just labels we use to categorize people? They do.

406. Are people too complex and different to be categorized? No.

407. Is it good to have pride in your own race, or does that separate people from each other because it makes you think of everyone else as outsiders? Hrm... I think it separates you.

408. What fictional story would you like to live through? I have NO idea.

409. Are cats here to take over the planet in disguise? No.

410. Have you ever guessed someone's password and broken into their journal / email? Nope.

411. If you had to choose, what one teacher would you be friends with and hang out with after class? I'd say Mr. Fromager! Whee for Band! :D

412. Are you boring or really exciting? Boring.

413. What's the coolest / bravest / most daring thing you have ever done? Nothing!

414. Who hates you? Oh, I can think of a few people... Yazmine, heh.

415. If your man or woman served you breakfast in bed as a treat, what would you want? Sushi, scrambled eggs, pancakes, and toast.

416. What makes a real man? A man who isn't afraid to show his feelings.

415. What is the difference between girl / chick / babe / woman / lady? "Girls" are chidren / women's girlfriends, "chicks" is a somewhat-derogatory term to use for women, "babe" should only be used if you're going out with the woman in question, woman" means just any member of the female species, and "lady" means someone who's regal or appears such.

416. What kids' TV show is the best? Spongebob

417. What's the oddest CD in your collection? I don't think I have one.

418. What's the best screen name you ever saw? Anything with "dragon" in it, hahaha.

419. What would your friends be surprised to learn about you? That I have a dark side.

420. What is the significance of the number 420 and smoking pot? Here ya go.

421. If you could teach a class in anything, what would you teach? English grammar / spelling.

422. If you had kids, how would you treat them differently from the way your parents treat you? I would listen to their problems and not accuse them of things they didn't do just because I don't have all the facts to hand.

423. Which was coolest.. 60's, 70's, or 80's fashion? 60's.

424. What is the worst pick-up line ever used on you? "Hey baby, are you hooking?! If so, can I get me some of that?"

425. If you could decorate your room any way you wanted, how would you do it? Band posters and dragons everywhere, haha.

426. Would you rather have a keyboard or a record player? Keyboard.

427. How easily do you make friends? Fairly easily, for some odd reason.

428. What is the difference between having character and being a character? Having character means you're mature, and being a character means you're just playing a part.

429. Why does this journal site run so damn slow? It doesn't, most times. It's just the fault of the computer!

430. Do you care about your weight? Sometimes.

431. What is the most boring thing you could be doing? Listening to people talk and talk and talk about something that's not of interest to me... but I can't escape! Ack!

432. Are you on a mission? I don't think so...

433. What one thing would you change about your school if you could? My old school would have been more understanding of people with disabilities, for sure!

434. If you came with a warning label, what would it say? "Warning: Will explode under pressure!"

435. Are you artistic and creative? Not really!

How do you know? Because I just do. Now shut up and get to the next question.

436. What were you (probably) doing on this date last year? Learning that Hunter was leaving Awana since he was going to Japan to visit his girlfriend Yukiko, then off to Hong Kong to work for his dad.

437. What are you obsessed with? The Internet, birthdays, my friends. (not in a bad way!)

438. What is the worst hairstyle ever? The mullet, haha.

439. Do you have any brothers or sisters? One brother, one sister.

440. Who would you like to be alone with right now? Eric? Haha, I dunno...

441. Who needs to get over themselves? Lesley.

442. Does a prenuptial agreement take the romance and trust out of marriage? Perhaps, yeah...

443. I'm falling asleep. Are you? Given that it's 1:47 AM now... sorta.

444. What pisses you off? REALLY bad typing, accusations of something I didn't do, slow people... a lot of things piss me off, in fact!

445. What's wrong with the world? Too much...

446. What are you doing to change it? Nothing, really...

447. What are the most beautiful words that have ever been spoken to you? "You are a beauty in this dark world." (courtesy of Nathan at Pho after church with Jen, Dawn, and Danielle)

448. If it were legal, would you ever own a human slave (race unimportant)? Probably not.

449. How can you break out of this holding pattern and enjoy life to the fullest? No clue.

450. What is one simple thing that really makes you happy? Reading a good book.

Which generic smut novel character are you? (With somewhat relevant pictures!)

The Obscenely Wealthy Heiress

Poor dear, all alone in your opulent estate, with no one but a tight-fisted, controlling prude of a relative to keep you company. Perhaps you can entreat some strapping young lad into educating you in the ways of the world.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Beavis + Butthead / The Canucks finally have their first short-handed goal of the 2005-2006 season!

An ode to Beavis and Butthead that Kyle found. :D

The Canucks won 3-1 over the Sharks tonight: Park, Jovanovski (all of his five goals have come on the power play... that was his 300th career point!), and Carter were the goal-scorers for us. Jonathan Cheechoo played for the Sharks.. I remember when people proposed a line of Jonathan Cheechoo, Jordan Tootoo and Tuomo Ruutu. Hmm... "Cheechoo-Tootoo-Ruutu" has got to be a tongue-twister! *laugh*

Our defense had a strong game, with being physical and moving pucks well. Both Salo and Cheechoo had disallowed goals, too. There was a 6-on-3 situation at the very end of the game, but we exhibited great penalty killing. We finally had our first short-handed goal of the season, albeit in a dead building while playing the most unentertaining game ever! Starting off a road trip with a win is great! The three stars were Ohlund, Jovanovski, and Marcel Goc (pronounced "gosh") of the Sharks. (now there's an alarm going off where they're talking about the game... eep!)

Next game is tomorrow at 7:30 in the Staples Centre against the Los Angeles Kings. (tonight's game was in the HP Pavillion Shark Tank... corporate sponsorship, anyone?)

Calgary won their eighth in a row, and St. Louis finally snapped their franchise record 11-game losing streak when they won 2-0 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in a battle of the two worst NHL teams.

Note: LJ Slut Stats.

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Galloglass, Dragons, Friendship, Hunter S. Thompson, Love / Like Meme

I've been playing Bookworm on and off this afternoon so far.. might get to reading, even if that DOES make me a "nerdy bookworm" in the eyes of certain people who love messing around with me every time we talk. :P

I also wrote a few Christmas cards to Courtney (bjornskjold), Amy (amy_star_), April (angeldrummer7), Janet (applebastic), and Carmina from Spain (on_the_ground) today. Most of these were as part of holiday_wishes at LJ. :D

I really want something with a dragon on it for Christmas. :D

Something like this Galloglass (symphonic metal like Dragonlord, Nightwish and Shadowlord) wallpaper would be nice!

Candy found it at The Beat Goes On, a used CD store (that place is very dangerous), but hasn't found another copy since. I know she loves her symphonic metal, too. It's an import, since the band's from Germany.

They have another CD that was released that she did NOT know about:

22/09/2005 – GALLOGLASS set release date for Heavenseeker
German powermetallers GALLOGLASS have set the 28th October (via Limb Music Products) as the release date of their new album Heavenseeker, of which you can find more info (cover, guest musicians, ...) at this location. There are also some samples available at the Downloads page.

Heavenseeker tracklisting:

01. Burden of Grief
02. After Forever
03. Perished in Flames
04. Dawn of a new Age
05. Banished from Eternity
06. At the Shadowcross
07. To kneel is to suffer
08. Heavenseeker
09. Signs
10. Beyond the Mirror
11. Kings who die
13. Golden Years (Bonus Track)
14. Fragments (Bonus Track)

Heavenseeker is the band's second album and the follow-up to 2003's Legends From Now And Nevermore. The album will also be released as limited CD / DVD edition, and contains two bonus tracks and an additional DVD with over 100 minutes of video material: a complete live concert, the making of Heavenseeker, and more.

Check out the cover:

The following is stolen from Jeremy and Ruben:

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

"People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another."

You meet people for a reason...

One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school.

His name was Kyle.

It looked like he was carrying all of his books.

I thought to myself, "Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd."

I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends the next afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up, and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.

My heart went out to him. So, I jogged over to him and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye.

As I handed him his glasses, I said: "Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives." He looked at me and said, "Hey thanks!" There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books, and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now.

I would have never hung out with a private school kid before. We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play a little football with my friends. He said yes.

We hung out all weekend and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, "Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books every day!" He just laughed and handed me half the books.

Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn't me having to get up there and speak.

Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous.

Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech. So, I smacked him on the back and said: "Hey, big guy, you'll be great!" He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. "Thanks," he said.

As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began.... "Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach... but mostly your friends... I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story."

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the

He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his mom wouldn't have to do it later, and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. "Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable."

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and Dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can change a person's life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other's lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others.

You now have two choices. You can:

1) Repost this


2) Disregard it and act like it didn't touch your heart.

As you can see, I took choice number 1.

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.

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Hunter S. Thompson (the creator of gonzo journalism) killed himself a while ago (Feb 21st, 2005)... it sucks he is dead because he wrote amazing books, and wrote the book and movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

His last wishes were so amazing: He wanted his ashes to be blown into the sky in the form of FIREWORKS. How amazing is that... I wish I was there, just to bask in the glory.

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More info here.

Here are some awesome quotes he said / wrote:

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

"I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours."

"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

"Every now and then when your life gets complicated and the weasels start closing in, the only cure is to load up on heinous chemicals and then drive like a bastard from Hollywood to Las Vegas... with the music at top volume and at least a pint of ether."

"A cap of good acid costs five dollars and for that, you can hear the Universal Symphony with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums."

Life takes you all kinds of places and gives you the opportunity to meet different people. If you love me or even just like me as a friend, leave a comment. Then paste this in your own journal to see how many people love you!

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Quirky "Your" Image / Questions 351-400 of 5000

I've been busily finding / installing Firefox extensions, since the only one I had was the Tabbrowsing which Eric M. installed for me that time he came over after Fellowship to see what was wrong with Firefox.

I also looked for that penis cake picture earlier, and it's GONE! I *knew* I should have Photobucketed it when I had the chance! Argh!

Here's another quirky "Your" image, thanks to THINGEE in THE QUESTION CLUB:

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Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.

351. Have you ever lost something and never found it? Oh yeah, all the time...

352. Do you believe in modern love? Sure.

353. Who do you trust more, your friends or your parents? Friends.

354. Would you ever date someone outside of your race or religion? Race, maybe... religion, probably not.

355. Which of the 7 deadly sins (gluttony, greed, pride, lust, envy, wrath, sloth) is the worst? Greed.

356. Which one are you most guilty of? Envy.

357. What would you want a season pass to? Canuck games! :D

358. Would you tell someone you loved them if they didn't say it first? Yeah.

359. What are you the most sensitive about? How people react to me.

360. What can you talk about for hours? Friends, guys, myself...

361. Do you talk about yourself, other people, or ideas the most? Other people.

362. Do you believe in magic? Not really...

363. Are you a fan of Zelda games? used to be

364. What old movie would you go see if they re-released it in the movie theaters? Cleopatra.

365. Are the members of Aerosmith gods? No.

366. Have you ever left a mean unsigned note? No.

367. Do you think it's cheesy to paste things you didn't write into your diary? Nope, I do that sometimes.

368. Are you a whiner? At times... but then, aren't we all?

369. Is casual sex okay? Definitely not!

370. Doesn't birth control ruin sex? I have no idea.

371. Have you ever worn a household object? Hahaha, nope.

372. Do you live in New York? No.

373. Are you intelligent without being pretentious? I guess... I have nothing to BE pretentious about!

374. If you ARE pretentious, are you comfortable enough with yourself that you are good-natured when people laugh at you? I suppose....

375. Do you believe in the phrase "fuck political correctness"? Not really...

376. Are you quick-witted? Sometimes.

377. Do you take things too seriously? Sometimes.

378. Do you have strong opinions and beliefs? Sure.

379. If yes, can you still hang out with and be friends with people who disagree with you? Yup, I'm not an elitist. :P

380. Are you uptight? At times.

381. Are you so not-uptight that you do stupid risky things? I guess...

382. Could you hold anyone's interest in a conversation for more than 5 minutes? I'd hope so, hahaha.

383. Are you self-conscious? Yup.

384. Do you enjoy everything from clubs to museums to movies to ice skating... as long as you're doing SOMETHING? No.

385. Do you care about the world without getting weepy? No.

386. Are you completely stoic? No.

387. Do you find obnoxious, emotional, open-minded, strong-willed, directionless, artistic, ex-gothic, crazy, blonde girls fun and interesting? All that in one combination?! Whoa... possibly...

388. Do you require your friends to act the same way all the time, or do you accept their moods and changes? I accept that they / their moods can change. They'd be boring if they stayed the same!

389. Do you know why the caged bird sings? To be let out of its cage, duh!

390. Are you quick to judge others? Sometimes!

391. What is the worst fault another person can have? Finding something to criticize about EVERYTHING!!!

392. Do you have it? Not so much, nope.

393. Some say love is a river. What do you say love is and why? Love is like a glissando... it builds to a climax, then goes downhill really fast.

394. Do you consider shirts with only one sleeve to be unfinished? Yes.

395. Have you ever tanned in a booth (that is so bad for you!!!)? Nope.

396. When you have a fight with someone, do you want to talk about it right away or calm down first and then talk? Calm down first.

397. Were you born the way you are, or did you get this way because of your experiences and surroundings? Experiences and surroundings.

398. Have you ever had alcohol poisoning? Nope!

399. Name some things you like: Friends, family, people who smile, Internet, magazines, reading, TV, good movies, losing weight, money, hugs, vacations, grandparents, being hyper, intelligence, being able to be proud, sweet guys, accomplishments, achieving your goal or dream, laughing, love, little kids / babies, good food, good music

400. Name some things you don't like: Nightmares, the thought of a loved one dying, ugly dudes, cheerleaders, having holes in my socks, alcoholics, when my hair feels greasy, waking up early, school, not having a boyfriend, cocky guys, warm milk, sour milk, bad spelling and grammar, poor typists, pork intestines

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Lime, waterplant, mandarin, cinnamint, crystal mint, paradise fresh, and more...

I had to get certain products (including strawberries and cream shampoo) earlier today, plus at least one pop-top (Chunky Fajita Beef) soup can so I can test the pop-top gadget later. After that, I got some cinnamint / crystal mint / paradise fresh Colgate Luminous toothpaste... I was attracted by the shiny jewel on the package, heh. The cashier wondered why they didn't just make regular toothpaste anymore... she'd tried lemon toothpaste before, and that was gross. Gourmet toothpaste can be really expensive, too!

I also got some tomato soup, plus some brand new Fa body wash (the wild freshness!) with refreshing lime / vitalizing waterplant / inspiring mandarin extracts and Hydroxygen Complex. (three separate flavors, not all in one :P ) Since I can't seem to find a picture of them online, I'll just forget about that.

Human Paladin


Humans tend to be the ones in the middle. Not as sexy as the Night Elves; not as stumpy as the dwarves or gnomes. As a human, you pretty much go with the flow of things.

As a paladin, you like to see that everyone is safe - including yourself. Still an important part of any group... if you get overshadowed, you can always refuse to give them your blessing.

Find out your real-life World of Warcraft race and class at

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Questions 301-350 of 5000 / Quizzy Goodness

Note: LJ 420 / LJ Bohemians / LJ Inspector Browning Villain / LJ Circus / LJ Futurama / LJ Doki Doki School / my insanely awesome LJ party / if my LJ friends got teleported to another world / how my LJ friends die / LJ homunculi blogquizzes. (by Ethan / Brian / Bal)

Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

The only complete copy... you'll have to go around erasing answers.

301. List 15 10 (15's too many!) things you have not experienced that you would like to experience, and will try to experience within the next year. Holding a little baby, being an actual Awana leader, being a counsellor, visiting at least one online friend, moving somewhere else, truly loving someone and having that reciprocated, going overseas (yeah, like THAT will happen :P), go to a rock concert, go to a poetry reading, and go to the Readers and Writers Festival.

302. Who is in control of your life? I am, for the most part...

How do you know? Because I can make my own decisions.

303. What is a freethinker? Do you consider yourself to be one? A person who thinks freely about stuff... and not really.

304. If Jesus appeared to you and told you that the moon is made of green cheese, would you believe him? Hmmm... I would have to say no.

305. What makes you happy? Love, friends, chatting, food, family.

306. If you had a moment to spare, what would you do? Read.

307. Do you play in a band? No.

308. Do you like to paint or draw? Draw.

309. Have / would you ever take dance classes? No, I'm too uncoordinated.

310. Do you like the mental challenge of chess or other games? I don't like chess, but I suppose...

311. Do you love to read? Yup.

312. What are your hobbies? Internet, reading, writing, music.

313. Do you excel in sports? Nope.

314. Are you the one people call when they're having problems with their PC? Not at all, haha.

315. When it comes to English literature, do you see beyond the writing and into the meaning intended by the author? Sometimes...

316. Can you take apart a motor, put it back together, and have no extra parts? No.

317. Are you for or against the death penalty? For.

318. If there was a God and you could ask him / her one question, what would it be? "Why do people have to suffer so much?"

319. Is there life on other planets? Sometimes I wonder!

320. Have you ever wished that someone would come along and show you things you didn't even dream were real? Sometimes... it depends on what those things were!

321. If you could put an extra eye on your body anywhere, where would you put it? On the back of my head.

322. Are you one who thinks and expresses freely by rejecting conventions and mainstream standards, and therefore thrives on creativity and appreciates art and beauty? Sometimes...

323. Are you in touch with the earth, nature, and simplicity? I wouldn't say so....

324. Have you ever been camping? Yes.

325. Is your heart open when you meet someone new? Most of the time.

326. Are you able to have conversations with and become friends with people who are not like you and are interested in different things than you are? Yup.

327. Are strangers beautiful? Depends....

328. What stops you from doing everything you want to do? (examples: pain, tiredness, parents, etc.) CP, my own thinking, laziness, energy levels...

329. How can you stop those things from stopping you? No idea.

330. Would you rather be a cowboy or an Indian? Indian.

331. Would you rather be a pirate or a lost boy? Pirate.

332. Are you very active? No.

333. Is it more effective to make claims or boasts? Claims.

334. Have you ever loved someone who has loved you back? I'd hope so!

335. Is it really being "in love with someone" if the other person doesn't love you? You'd be suffering under your own delusion, so no.

336. Do you believe that there is someone perfect for everyone, or that people just fall in love with whoever they are with at the time? Someone perfect for everyone.

337. Are you unstoppable unless someone stops you? No.

338. Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have? Possibly...

339. How do you overcome your fears? With lots of help from the drugs... nah, just kidding. No clue, really.

340. What are you better at than anyone you know? Apparently certain computer things, but I refuse to believe that.

341. What is your secret talent? If I told you, it wouldn't be a secret... right? :P

342. Who loves you? Mum, Dad, sister, brother, maybe some of my friends...

343. Have you ever fired a gun? Nope.

344. What exactly is a fortnight? A two-week period.

345. What could make you scream? Insects, bad dreams, something totally unexpected...

346. Who is your favorite poet? No idea... maybe Shakespeare, heh.

347. Who or what needs to be stopped? Too many things / people to list.

348. What should there be a superhero for? Children.

349. Did you know that some states hang people for the death penalty? Yep.

350. Do you listen to any talk radio shows? Not really.

Captain Barbossa
You scored 10 Cruelty, 37 Greed, 30 Evil, and 25 Insanity!

You wanted it all: wealth and power. First, you mutiny and take the ship. Then you hunt down and find the treasure of a life time. Damn the curse. But now you suffer from it. Your lust cannot be sated, and your thirst can not be quenched. Now you try to reverse the curse, and are willing to do anything to be a normal man again. Unfortunately, your end comes at the hands of the one you stole the ship from.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 5% on Cruelty
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You scored higher than 76% on Greed
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 52% on Evil
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 62% on Insanity
Link: The Find Your Pirate Personality Test written by mehit_kerh on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

The Noble Princess

You are just and fair, a perfectionist with a
strong sense of proper decorum. You are very
attracted to chivalry, ceremony, and dignity.
For the most part, you are rather sensible, but
you are also very idealistic.

Role Models: Guinevere, Princess Fiona (of Shrek)

You are most likely to: Get kidnapped by a stray dragon.

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What is your favorite color?
What is your weapon of choice?
What teachers are most evil?
Can you name the number I am thinking of?
How did you become a ninja?
Are you a samarai?
Are you a tree hugger?
Clan:Strength-su Ninja Clan
description:You have mastery over all ninja clans. You rule. You are smarter, faster, more powerful, and deadlier than any other ninjas.
ninja powers:Razor sharp fingernails, and super coolness.
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Bookworm high score

I got lucky tonight! No, not in that way... what are you all, a bunch of pervs? (Peanut gallery: "Yes, and proud of it!" Me: "AIYA!")

After playing Text Twist for a while, I got tired of it. So I decided to try Bookworm, and surpassed my previous high score. Now I'm a Level 11 Grand Archivist and my new high score is 279,610... some of that was due to EXTREME good luck in letter tile placing, and thinking of words made up of the connected tiles! (it's impossible to cheat at this one, Andrew! :P)

Time to update my cool online games post! :D

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Text Twist

This morning, I got a free SP2 CD in the mail from Microsoft... someone had recommended that people order one a while ago from this site. "Especially if you are on dial up, you really need to order a copy of SP2. If the day comes that you crash and have to start over, you'll wish you had it. Even on a faster connection, it's a good thing to have handy so you can install it before connecting to the internet. An unprotected computer will, on average, be infected with something within 20 minutes of connecting to the internet. This is based on just being connected... you don't even have to go to any web pages."

I also got Marie's pop-top gadget thinger in the mail too. Now I'll have to buy Primo or Chunky Soup one of these days so I can try it out to see if it works on the can tabs. At least this thing comes with detailed visual instructions that I can keep, which is what works best for me! :D

I'm also glad that a certain package I sent to England made it there in time. No love for the mail people there, though!

I'm bored. I'll play Text Twist all night.... with or without the help of the Internet Anagram Server. ;)

Since I don't have to worry about others closing windows accidentally (but me), maybe I'll exceed this high score: 314,720 posted on 16 June 2005. (a Thursday)

Who wants to play too?

Besides, this helps with Blogger's latest announcement: "We are planning a two hour outage this evening from 9 PM to 11 PM PST. This is to complete the network maintenance we've been performing over the last several weeks." They might be out till later than that time, too... it's been known to happen. :P

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Dead journal users, quizzes, Pharmacists stockpiling Viagra for Ramadan's conclusion

I just came across another journal of a now-dead person. At least this one (Mandy) wasn't notorious like Rachelle Waterman or Jeff Weise, haha.

Magic - Obscure

You are dark and mysterious,
and seem quite dangerous to others
who do not know you... You have the power to
create, change, and destroy... You are powerful,
strong-willed, and intelligent... You always
have a plan.

Animagi form: Unicorn
Most compatible with: Electricity
Least compatible with: Fire
Song: Nightwish, Nemo
Ruling Goddess: Athena

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You are a Slutcom 0, also known as the frigid level of slutcom. Slutcom 0 is someone who hasn't been with too many people, if they've been with people at all. Hook-ups are practically non-existent... there may be one or two in the past, but nothing consistent or spectacular. You're a card-carrying member of the prude patrol, or at least close.

Take the slutcom litmus test!

The slutcom litmus test originated in A Word of Advice.

Judith Butler
You are Judith Butler! Your postmodern queer theory
has shaken up people's ideas of gender,
sexuality, and sex. Your work has blurred lines
between what it means to be a womyn and what it
means to be a man. Queens and transbois all
over the world worship your Birkenstocks!

Which Western feminist icon are you?
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YOU ARE SOOOOO NOT BLONDE! You've never had a
blonde moment in your life, and you're totally
clever. Well done! :D But remember, being blonde
ain't a bad thing!

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Decided to post some weird news stories here, too... it's got to be more interesting than a tired recounting of my life, haha. :P

Source: My Arcamax Weird News daily email.

New Yorkers unimpressed with visit by Royals

NEW YORK (UPI) -- U.S. residents are apparently greeting Britain's Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with one big collective yawn.

A Gallup poll of 1,008 U.S. residents published in USA Today indicated 59 percent could care less Charles and Camilla began their eight-day U.S. tour Tuesday. Only 6 percent described themselves as very interested in the visit.

The Miami Herald referred to the newlyweds as "middle-aged, earnest eccentrics" while People magazine called Charles "that chap with the kilts and all those big homes," the Times of London reported.

Several hundred people greeted the royal couple in New York where they dedicated a memorial garden to British victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, CBS News reported.

During the next week, the prince and duchess are scheduled to meet with hurricane victims in New Orleans / homeless people in San Francisco / President Bush at the White House.


Pharmacists stockpiling Viagra for Ramadan's conclusion

CAIRO (UPI) -- Based on experience, pharmacists in the Middle East are stockpiling supplies of Viagra for this week's conclusion of the Muslim religious month of Ramadan.

The month of fasting will conclude after sunset Thursday, launching the festival of Eid, where family and friends gather to pray, eat, and celebrate purification.

But a modern twist to Eid has seen the demand triple for the prescription erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, the Albawaba news agency said.

"We have noticed the increase in Viagra sales over the last few years, and this year we plan to have extra stocks," said one Cairo pharmacist.

Dr. Ahmed El Hakim, Pfizer's Middle East Director of Health Policy, said the phenomenon is not unique to the Arab world.

"The rise in demand for Viagra during Eid reflects a worldwide trend for increased Viagra sales during holiday periods and festivals," Hakim said. "There are similar patterns in Christian countries over Christmas."


Study finds less television equals less weight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) -- A Brown University study says spending less time before the television not only helps reduce weight, but also keeps it off.

The study based on a group of 5,000 people who had lost an average of 73 pounds and kept off at least 30 of them for more than six years found that most watch fewer than 10 hours of TV a week, reports USA Today.

That's much less than the national average of 28 hours a week, says lead researcher Suzanne Phelan.

The findings were presented at a meeting of the Obesity Society in Vancouver, Canada.

In another study presented at the meeting, Nanette Stroebele of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center said it is important for parents to set a good fitness example for children.

Her recommendations include parking two blocks from school and walking, which is equal to 400 steps, playing a game of soccer (8,000 to 10,000 steps), playing nine holes of golf with no cart (8,000 steps), limiting calories to an average of about 1,800 a day, and consuming a relatively low-fat diet.


Pennsylvania considering snake roundups

HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) -- Pennsylvania is considering new limits on rattlesnake and copperhead roundups.

Under current regulations, wild snakes caught for roundups must be returned to the place they were found. Timber rattlesnakes and copperheads used for sacking contests -- in which contestants try to stuff as many as possible into a bag -- must be imported from out of state.

There also are sacking contests for non-venomous snakes, but it's the prospect of a bite from a pit viper that draws the crowds.

The Lancaster New Era reports the proposed changes would raise permit fees, cut catch limits, and ban the capture of female rattlesnakes and all males under 42 inches.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission also wants to ban the use of any species native to the state, imported or not, in sacking contests, although non-native species could be brought in for the purpose.

Dave McFadden, who puts roundups on around the state, says they teach the public to appreciate snakes. "The people who oppose these hunts would balk at a lightning bug-catching contest," he said.

Herpetologist Jack Hubley says the roundups teach "all the wrong lessons" about snakes.

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Sunday, November 13, 2005

Bertuzzi had a hat trick! / Quizzes / Questions 251-300 of 5000

We played the Detroit Red Wings tonight, and came away with a 4-1 win while handing them their first road loss of the season... Bertuzzi had his fourth career hat trick, which is when you score three goals in a game and then all the fans throw hats onto the ice. (at least it's not octopi!) The three stars were Bertuzzi, Baumgartner, and Cloutier in his first game back from that concussion. Maybe this is the game Bertuzzi needs, heh. :D We managed to bounce back from that horrible Colorado game too, which is nice!

Oh, and I just banned someone from a community for the first time. Yay! :D


Kindness is most important in a boyfriend / girlfriend. You want someone who will go through everything with you - the best moments and the worst, and all of those other moments in between. You love to be able to say anything to your partner, and have them say anything to you. You are able to be extremely close with your partner for that reason.

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Got these questions from this QuestionClub LJ post by Arthurbulla. I'm going to post the survey in 50-question batches, like the original. No worries there! Five thousand questions and answers wouldn't fit as an entry, anyhow. :P

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251. Britney Spears and Marilyn Manson are standing side by side. You have a loaded gun and only one bullet. What do you do? Kill Britney Spears, of course.

252. Do you want to follow in your parents' footsteps? I dunno... probably not...

253. What is the coolest website listed on bores ME, haha. :P

254. Which cartoon would you most like to see turned into a movie? I don't know.

255. Which would you most like to compete in: A spelling bee, a read-a-thon, a math meet, a science fair, or a geography bee? Probably the spelling bee.

256. How good at using chopsticks are you? Kinda good, kinda not. =/

257. If groundhogs retired from Groundhog Day, what animals should take their place? Dragons, haha.

258. Should students have to wear school uniforms? No.

259. What ancient civilization would you most like to visit? Greece.

260. What would be the best name for a new Crayola color? Electric Sierra Amber.

261. What goes best with peanut butter? Chocolate.

262. If you were president, who would sing at your inauguration? U2, haha.

263. Would you rather ride on a giraffe or an elephant? Giraffe.

264. If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go? All the federal US government coffers.

265. Do you ever feel alone in this world? Definitely.

266. Who knows more... you or your parents? Probably my parents, but I know more about myself than they do. :P

267. What instrument would you like to be famous for playing? The celestina.

268. If sex was like eating an apple, how many apples would you eat a day? I don't know.. that kinda cheapens the whole experience...

269. Would you have sex with a stranger for 1 million dollars? No way!

270. What makes a good present for Valentine's Day? A special note, plus a fancy dinner.

271. Which is more romantic.. buying flowers and sending them, or bringing over flowers that are hand-picked? Bringing hand-picked flowers.

272. Out of all celebrities, who needs a fashion makeover? Any of the ones who look like plastic dolls!

273. Is Madonna still beautiful? She's okay-looking, I guess...

274. Do you believe a celebrity when they are endorsing a product? Not necessarily.

275. Are movies getting too violent? Yes, some of them.

276. Does fashion matter? Not really.

277. Should politicians be held to the same legal standards as everyone else? Yes.. diplomatic immunity is just something convenient to hide behind.

278. What do you get in trouble for the most? I'd rather not say here.

279. Should parents spank their kids? No.

280. What is your worst daily habit? Eating too much...

281. If you had your choice, which one TV show would you have cancelled? Any of those vapid reality shows.

282. Do you like sweet things or salty things? Salty things.

283. If you loved someone, how would they know? I'd make an effort to be with them and communicate more.

284. What do you feel the most guilty about? Not being able to tell certain people what I *really* think of them.

285. Do you meditate? No.

286. Is a dream a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep? Not necessarily... the subconscious is a really funny beast! ;)

287. What is your favorite Disney movie? Aladdin.

288. What are you doing tonight? I already listened to the hockey game and talked with Candy on the phone, so I'm just talking to Corey and Darren now (about getting drunk and such :P) since there's nobody else online worth talking to. Ah, the stories of my nights...

289. What's the most incredible experience you ever had? I can't say... really.

290. Is your life like a movie? Which one? Is there a movie in which the main character gets into all kinds of scrapes / trouble with no end in sight? If so, that would be the one.

291. Do you love or hate the telephone? Depends who I'm talking to, heh.

292. What is one thing you can't do? Stand up to certain people in my life... bleh. :P

293. Are you kind-hearted? Yes, most of the time.

294. Are you gentle? Most of the time.

295. Has your best friend ever been your worst enemy? Oh yeah.

296. Is everyone the same? No, we all have our differences which make us unique. If everyone was the same, it would be boring!

297. Have you found yourself? No, I wish I had.

298. Are you sleepy? Not really...

299. What's a good name for a spider: Truffles, Mr. Fuzzy Ass, Venom, Foofer, Mr. Funny Shoes, or some other moniker? Um... Venom!

300. How're you doing so far? I'm doing okay, I guess... let's hope for no more stress this week, coz I can't take it anymore!

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