Saturday, April 29, 2006

The high school clique I belong to, being from Canada, being Chinese, addictions

I was going through various commenting extravaganzas and posting all the "addictions" and "living" Blogthings, among other items. Some of them may apply to me, so I'm posting them here too. :P

You Know You're Chinese When....

You unwrap Christmas gifts very carefully, so you can save and reuse the wrapping (and especially those bows) next year.

You only buy Christmas cards after Christmas, when they are 50% off.

When there is a sale on toilet paper, you buy 100 rolls and store them in your closet or in the bedroom of an adult child who has moved out.

You have a vinyl table cloth on your kitchen table.

Your stove is covered with aluminum foil.

You use the dishwasher as a dish rack.

You keep a Thermos of hot water available at all times.

You eat all meals in the kitchen.

You save grocery bags, tin foil, and tin containers.

You use grocery bags to hold garbage.

You always leave your shoes at the door.

You have a piano in your living room.

You twirl your pen around your fingers.

Even if you're totally full... if someone says they're going to throw away the leftovers on the table, you'll finish them.

You don't own any real Tupperware -- only a cupboard full of used but carefully rinsed margarine tubs, takeout containers, and jam jars.

You also use the jam jars as drinking glasses.

You've eaten a red bean Popsicle.

You bring oranges (or other produce) with you as a gift when you visit people's homes.

You have a collection of miniature shampoo bottles that you take every time you stay in a hotel.

The condiments in your fridge are either Price Club sized or come in plastic packets, which you save / steal every time you get take out or go to McDonald's.

Ditto for paper napkins.

You never order room service.

You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel means any car ride longer than 15 minutes). These travel snacks are always dried. As in not just dried plums, dried ginger, and beef / pork jerky, but dried cuttlefish (SQUID).

Your parents vehemently refuse the sack of gold coin oranges that their guests just brought just to be courteous.

Your dad thinks he can fix everything himself.

You majored in something practical like engineering, medicine, or law.

When you go to a dance party, there are a wall of guys surrounding the dance floor trying to look cool.

You live with your parents and you are 30 years old (and they prefer it that way). Or if you're married and 30 years old, you live in the apartment next door to your parents, or at least in the same neighborhood.

You don't use measuring cups.

You feel like you've gotten a good deal if you didn't pay tax.

You beat eggs with chopsticks.

Your parents' house is always cold.

You have a teacup with a cover on it.

You reuse teabags.

Your mom drives her Mercedes to the Price Club.

You tip Chinese delivery guys / waiters more.

You're a wok user.

You like Chinese films in their original undubbed versions.

You have acquired a taste for bitter melon.

You like congee with thousand-year-old eggs.

You prefer your shrimp with the heads and legs still attached -- it means they're fresh.

You never call your parents just to say hi.

You always cook too much.

If you don't live at home, when your parents call... they ask if you've eaten rice, even if it's midnight.

Your parents tell you to boil herbs and stay inside when you get sick. They also tell you not to eat fried foods or baked goods because they produce hot air.

Your parents never go to the movies.

Your parents send money to their relatives in China.

You use a face cloth.

Your parents use a clothesline.

You eat every last grain of rice in your bowl, but don't eat the last piece of food on the table.

You starve yourself before going to all you can eat sushi.

You've joined a CD club at least once.

You know someone who can get you a good deal on jewelry or electronics.

You never discuss your love life with your parents.

Your parents are never happy with your grades.

You keep most of your money in a savings account.

You've been on the Love Boat or know someone who has.

Your toothpaste tubes are all squeezed paper-thin.

You love Chinese Martial Arts films.

You have Tupperware in your fridge with three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.

Shao Lin and Wu Tang actually mean something to you.

You love to go to $1.75 movies.

You love to go to $1.50 movies even more.

You never order sweet-n-sour pork, egg foo young, or chop suey at a Chinese restaurant.

You hate to spend more than $5 for lunch.

Someone in your family drives a Honda... with custom rims.

You have a Chinese knick-knack hanging from your rear-view mirror.

You like to eat chicken feet.

You suck on fish heads and fish fins.

You turn bright red after drinking two tablespoons of beer.

You can get a buzz on Coors, O'Douls, or Miller Sharps.

You look like you are eighteen.

You only buy used cars.

You have more than five remotes in your house.

You leave the plastic on the lampshade for ten years or more.

You can't bear to throw things away.

Your dad washes his hair four times a day, or never at all.

Your unassisted vision is worse than 20/500.

You've worn glasses at least since the fifth grade.

Your parents (or some other close relative) own a grocery store or restaurant.

You drive around looking for the cheapest gas.

You add twice the amount of water recommended when making orange juice from concentrate.

You've never seen your parents hug.

Your grandmother lives with you and your family.

You never order desserts at restaurants.

You always have water when dining out.

You say "aiya!" and "wah!" frequently.

You love Las Vegas, slot machines, and blackjack.

You love to play mah jong.

You have to read all your parents' mail written in English.

You are constantly being set up with uninteresting (and usually ugly) people by your parents.

You hate eating cheese.

You have a big aquarium filled with colorful fish somewhere in your house.

Your mother is strangely obsessed with plants.

White people look at you strangely if you tell them you are Buddhist.

You notice the main topic at family get-togethers is food.

You seldom ever owned new clothes if you were a second child.

Your folks never speak under 10 decibels at family gatherings.

You never made the school football or basketball team.

You have two middle initials instead of one.

You grow your own bean sprouts in the kitchen.

Your mother made you peel water chestnuts and snow peas.

You have an lonely unmarried relative who frequently drops by during dinner time.

You received little red envelopes containing money on special occasions.

You use the underside of a porcelain bowl to sharpen your knives.

You cut your own hair or had someone in your family do it.

Your grandmother has a lot of gold teeth, especially in front.

You keep fresh garlic and ginger in the kitchen at all times.

You know what the term "lemon" or a "banana" means.

You only have to shave every other day (maybe).

You wash and reuse Ziploc bags.

You know at least three people named Alan Wong.

You never drank milk after eating cherries.

Your parents collect jade jewelry.

You always drink tea after a meal.

Your dad owns at least one bird.

Your parents grow vegetables in a garden.

You use doilies to decorate your furniture.

Your grandmother rapped your knuckles with her chopsticks while reaching food with your fingers.

You're proud to be Chinese - and you pass these jokes on to all your Chinese friends!

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That reminds me of this post, hahaha. Actually, the two are very similar.

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You Know You're From Canada When...

You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk."

You understand "Could you pass me a serviette? I just dropped my poutine on the chesterfield."

You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

You drink pop, not soda.

You know what a Mickey and 2-4 mean.

You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

You brag to Americans that Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, and many more are Canadians.

You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

You know what a toque is.

You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed," not "Zee."

You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan."

You perk up when you hear the theme song from Hockey Night in Canada.

You were in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

"Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary and more polite than "Huh?"

Winter. Whenever you want it. And then some.

There's German food, Italian food, Chinese food, Armenian food, and American food... but NO Canadian food.

You call a "mouse" a "moose."

You like the Americans a little because they don't want Quebec either.

Contests run by anyone other than the government have "skill-testing questions" that winners must answer correctly before they can claim a prize.

Everything is labelled in English and French.

Milk comes in plastic bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.

Mountain Dew has no caffeine.

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

You Know You're Addicted to Caffeine When...

You haven't slept since the Clinton Administration.

Your next-door neighbors often call to complain about the sound of your chattering teeth.

Instead of Tic Tacs, you suck on Vivarin.

You plan to name your twins "Cappuccino" and "Espresso."

On the way to work, you get pulled over for speeding and you don't even have your car.

You kill a guy for trying to switch your regular coffee to decaffeinated Folgers.

You wake up in the middle of the night screaming, "Pepsi! For the love of God, I need Pepsi!"

When a Maxwell House commercial comes on, you actually lick the TV screen.

You drink so much coffee, it starts shooting out your ears.

You're shaking like Michael Jackson on his wedding night.

You think sleep is for the weak.

You've just had your 20th cup of coffee within 20 minutes on a Friday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, just so "the milk doesn't go bad over the weekend."

You believe that the coffee bean is a vegetable.

You know from experience that caffeine tablets don't dissolve in cola.

You wake up to Mountain Dew, before switching to JOLT.

You can name five flavors of JOLT.

You have a mini-fridge under your desk... and a catheter.

You drink decaf by accident and slip into a coma.

Mountain Dew is the stuff great decisions are made of.

You regard the fact that your hands are shaking as a good sign.

You have tattooed "JOLT" and "COLA" across the knuckles of your hands.

Your birthday is a national holiday in Colombia.

You go to sleep just to wake up and smell the coffee.

Your coffee pot is next to your bed, and your alarm clock is in the kitchen.

You've ever hit an airplane's call button just to get a coffee refill.

You've knelt and prayed before a Starbucks logo.

Your web page has the Mountain Dew color scheme.

You have distilled Jolt Cola to make it more potent.

The dishes in your house are all coffee cups.

You see nothing wrong with using water Joe (caffeinated water) to make the coffee you use to take your No-Doz.

You believe that sleep is simply a poor substitute for sleep.

It's 6:09 AM and you're on your 2nd 20oz. cup of coffee.

You have to drink some form of caffeinated beverage just to sleep.

You'd rather be beaten over the head with a sledgehammer than give up that first cup of coffee in the morning.

You've given up sex, TV, or all forms of meat for Lent before, but can't make it 40 days without caffeine.

You suck on a used coffee filter (full of coffee grounds) whenever the can runs out of coffee.

You dip espresso beans.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to caffeine.

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You Know You're Addicted to Coffee When...

You can jump start your car without cables.

You answer the door before people knock.

You get a speeding ticket even when you are parked.

You've worn out your third pair of shoes this week.

Your eyes stay open even when you sneeze.

You grind coffee beans in your mouth.

You can type sixty words per minute -- with your feet.

You soak your dentures in coffee overnight.

You sleep with your eyes open.

You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

Instant coffee takes too long to make.

You channel surf faster without the remote.

You don't sweat... you percolate.

You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.

You short out motion detectors.

You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.

The only time you are standing still is during an earthquake!

You've worn the finish off your coffee table.

All your kids are named Joe.

Juan Valdez named his donkey after you.

People get dizzy just watching you.

Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.

The nurse needs a scientific calculator to take your pulse.

The Taster's Choice couple wants to adopt you.

When someone asks "How are you?", you say, "Good to the last drop."

You buy milk by the barrel.

You can outlast the Energizer bunny.

You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.

You can't even remember your second cup.

You chew on other people's fingernails.

You don't even wait for the water to boil anymore.

You don't get mad, you get steamed.

You don't need a hammer to pound in nails.

You don't tan, you roast.

You forget to unwrap candy bars before eating them.

You go to AA meetings just for the free coffee.

You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.

You have to watch videos in fast-forward.

You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse.

You help your dog chase its tail.

You introduce your spouse as your coffee mate.

You just completed another sweater and you don't know how to knit.

You lick your coffeepot clean.

You name your cats Cream and Sugar.

You ski uphill.

You speak perfect Arabic without ever taking a lesson.

You speed-walk in your sleep.

You spend every vacation visiting Maxwell House.

You think being called a drip is a compliment.

You think CPR stands for Coffee Provides Resuscitation.

You'd be willing to spend time in a Turkish prison.

Your first-aid kit contains two pints of coffee with an I.V. hookup.

Your coffee mug is insured by Lloyd's of London.

Your lips are permanently stuck in the sipping position.

Your nervous twitch registers on the Richter scale.

Your only source of nutrition comes from Sweet & Low.

Your taste buds are so numb; you could drink your lava lamp.

Your Thermos is on wheels.

You're so wired, you pick up AM radio.

You've built a miniature city out of little plastic stirrers.

You've worn out the handle on your favourite mug.

You take your morning coffee with you in the shower.

Your heart beats noticeably faster as a reaction to the smell of coffee.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to coffee.

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You Know You're Addicted to Internet When...

You kiss your girlfriend's home page.

Your bookmarks list takes 15 minutes to scroll from top to bottom.

Your eyeglasses have a website burned into them.

You find yourself brainstorming for new subjects to Google.

You refuse to go to a vacation spot with no electricity and no phone lines.

You finally do take that vacation, but only after buying a cellular modem and a laptop.

You spend half of the plane trip with your laptop on your lap.... and your kid in the overhead compartment.

Your dreams are in HTML.

You find yourself typing "com" after every period when using a word processor.

You turn your computer off and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug off your loved one.

You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.

You start introducing yourself as "Jim at I-I-Net dot net dot au."

Your heart races faster and beats irregularly each time you see a new WWW site address printed on the TV, even though you've never had heart problems before.

You step out of the room and realize that your roommates have moved, and you don't have any idea when it happened.

You turn up the volume really loud when leaving the room so you can hear if anyone IMs you.

You wife drapes a blond wig over the monitor to remind you of what she looks like.

Looking at a pageful of someone else's links, you notice that you've been to all of them.

Your dog has its own webpage.

You believe nothing looks sexier than a man in boxer shorts illuminated by a 17" LCD Flat-Panel Monitor.

You check your mail. It says "no new messages." So you check it again.

You code your homework in HTML, and give your instructor the URL.

You don't know what sex your three of your closest friends are, because they have neutral screennames and you never bothered to ask.

You name your children Google, Friendster, and Blogger.

You miss more than five meals a week downloading the latest MP3's off Kazaa Lite.

You start looking for hot HTML addresses in public restrooms.

You wake up at 3 AM to go to the bathroom, and stop and check your email on the way back.

Your virtual girlfriend finds a new sweetheart with a larger bandwidth.

You buy a Captain Kirk Chair with a built in keyboard and mouse.

Your wife makes a new rule: "The computer can not come to bed."

The last hottie you picked up was only a jpeg.

You put a pillowcase over your laptop so your lover doesn't see it while you're pretending to catch your breath.

You ask a plumber how much it would cost you to replace the chair in front of your computer with a toilet.

You forget what year it is.

You start tilting your head sideways to smile.

You ask a doctor to implant a terabyte in your brain.

Your sweetie says communication is important in a marriage... so you buy another computer and network them together so that you can IM each other anytime.

As your car crashes through the guardrail on a mountain road, your first instinct is to search for the "back" button.

All of your friends have an @ in their names.

You start using smileys in your snail mail.

You bring a bag lunch to the computer.

You have withdrawals if you are away from the computer for more than a few hours.

You take a speed reading course to keep up with the scrolling.

You type faster than you think.

You double click your TV remote.

You can now type over 70 WPM.

You check your email and forget you have real mail.

You go into withdrawals during dinner.

You rank your friends by the amount of bandwidth they have.

You have "Googled" all your friends to try to find out anything interesting that they are not telling you and you can use against them later.

You message someone via IM when they are less than 20 feet away.

The sound of the keys clicking turns you on.

You have more browsers than friends in the real world.

You actually say I-M-O and A-T-M to real friends rather than "in my opinion" and "at the moment." And they give you strange looks.

You run four chat programs all at once... Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, AIM, and MSN.

You sign off, and your screen says you were on for 3 days and 45 minutes.

You purchase a vanity car license plate with your screen name on it.

You say "he he he he" or "heh heh heh" instead of laughing.

You talk on the phone with the same person you are sending an instant message to.

You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

Your teacher or boss recommends a drug test for the bloodshot eyes.

The letters have come off your keyboard from excessive use.

You order pizza online - because you can't be bothered to call.

You say "SCROLL UP" when someone asks what it was you said.

You look at an annoying person offline, and wish that you had your ignore button handy.

You enter a room and get greeted by 25 people with {{{hugs}}} and ** kisses**.

You're on the phone and say BRB.

The last movie you've seen was on your Quicktime player.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to the internet.

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You Know You're Addicted to Video Games When...

Your wife tells you that you are, and your two kids (Mario and Sonic) agree with her.

Whenever something bad happens, you reach for the pause button.

You can microwave and eat a pizza pop using only your feet.

You've spent so much time playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 that you actually taught yourself how to skateboard.

You've worn out the buttons in the elevator of your apartment.

The only joystick you play with anymore is plugged in to your Xbox.

You've decided you won't go outside anymore due to the "tacky graphics, poor sound, and low playability."

You've moved your PS2 into the bathroom -- just in case you make it to the next level on Vice City.

Your hands are so gnarled from gripping the controller, you can't even tie your shoes.

You ask your doctor how many lives you have left.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to video games.

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"He's her nephew?! I don't want to know how that works since she has no siblings!"

Awana today was all right... we learned that there would be summertime Awana for the first time in our history. (only four dates in July and August) Zoe brought a kid named Austin, who was advertised (according to Auntie Vivian) as her nephew. I know my old friend Teresa's niece Gloria was a year older / younger than she was (Teresa had five siblings, one in her 40s)... but Zoe has no siblings, let alone one who's significantly older than she is at eight! Elaine and I were trying to figure out how that was supposed to work, so we asked the kids. Apparently, Auntie Kam (Zoe's mom) is Austin's great-aunt. That kinda explains things... *is still confused* Emily also saw someone's sandwich that she wanted to poke, and I wanted to take it to eat myself since it didn't appear to be anyone's after debriefing. Of course, we did neither of those things!

Sam was telling Mike and me about this friend of his who wanted to go look for booze at 2 AM, but none of the liquor stores were open then. So this guy went to the 7-11 and bought some Sprite, Jolt Cola, and Red Bull to mix together: that's about 10 cups of coffee right there with all the caffeine in the Jolt Cola alone! Sam had a little bit of this concoction, but didn't try anything more. Then his friend wanted to steal a toilet that the neighbor had put out in their yard and put it on a school roof... he got as far as leaving it by the school's front steps.

Upon hearing this, Mike suggested other illegal activities such as stealing street signs (just make sure it's not a STOP SIGN!). Even better according to him: wearing hoodies with your face all zipped up and concealed so no one can tell it's you, and unscrewing your license plate when you drive by the neighbors' houses! Of course, you could also get stopped by the cops that way if they notice the car has no license plate, so maybe that's not better! (then Julie asked Mike if he wanted her to whip him again, even by accident: the answer was NO WAY!) Note: WE WERE JOKING AND DO NOT SANCTION THESE ACTIVITIES!

Upon arriving home, I called my mom to see what time my sister and Vivian would be getting home tomorrow from Montreal... apparently, their plane lands at 10:25 PM. I'm not sure I'm up for going to the airport then, however. While I was on the phone, I asked if she'd decided to go to my cousin Aaron's wedding or not: she has decided to go, so I'll have to book off Awana on June 3. She brought up going to the Mad Greek restaurant near my place for Greek food on Monday night at 6:30 since Vernon's parents are going back to the States soon: I might be up for that, and she assumes Steph will be too. (hey, it's not Felico's! :P)

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Beans and a life that is supposedly 62% good

Why did I eat bean and bacon soup half an hour before I have to go out? Aiyoh.

Also, I just learned what certain sexual terms mean, and I'm all grossed out now. No, you don't want to know... let's just say that I won't listen to a certain ZZ Top song the same way ever again! (or think of snow the same way again :P) I won't be telling Sam that in a bit! Ew.

How good is your life: the quiz

[x] You know someone that cares about you.
[] You have a boyfriend / girlfriend / fiancé(e) / husband / wife.
[] You own a cell phone.
[] You get good grades.
[] You have an iPod / MP3 player.
[x] Your parents are still married.
[x] You have more than 2 best friends.
[] There is a swimming pool in your backyard.
[] You live in a house.
[x] You have a TV in your room.
Total: 4

[x] You dress how you want to.
[x] You hang out with friends more than once a week.
[x] There is a computer / laptop in your room.
[x] You have never been beaten up.
[x] You never cry more than twice a month.
[x] You are allowed to listen to the music you want to.
[x] Your room is big enough for you.
[x] People don't use you for something you have.
[x] You have been to a concert.
[x] You laugh more than twice a day.
Total: 10

[] You have over 100 friends on Myspace.
[] You have pictures on Myspace.
[x] You get allowance.
[x] You collect something normal.
[] People don't make fun of you to be mean.
[] You look forward to going to school / work.
[x] You don't wish you were someone else.
[] You play a sport.
[] You do something after school / work.
[x] You shower daily.
Total: 4

[] You (not your parents) own a car.
[] You usually don't fight with your parents.
[x] You're healthy.
[] You've never had a cavity.
[] You are happy with your appearance.
[] You aren't self-conscious at all.
[] You have never got a failing grade in your life.
[x] You have friends.
[x] You have so many inside jokes with friends.
[x] You know your parents care and love you.
Total: 4

[x] You know what is going on in the world.
[x] You care about a lot of people.
[x] You are happy with your life.
[x] You usually aren't sick.
[x] You know more than one language.
[x] You have a screen name.
[] You own a pet.
[x] You know the words to more than 5 songs.
[x] You don't have any enemies.
[x] You are happy you're living.
Total: 9

Now count up the numbers, and multiply by two.

My life is 62% good, or something like that.

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Friday, April 28, 2006

"To the Fifth Dimension we shall go... your dreams have become solid!"

As soon as Eric picked me up tonight, he started in on how my dreams had become reality and how everyone in the world now had a nose chip. He kept saying how I should count backwards from 100 and save the world by entering the Fifth Dimension and returning to my dream in order to remove said nose chips. We went to his workplace (I went crazy over the change in scenery :P) where he retrieved his lunch bag from the fridge. Over the past two weeks, he's forgotten about lunch and thought there were only two meals in the day. Then he made it my responsibility to make sure he didn't forget to retrieve it from the church fridge after Fellowship, since my Bible Study group usually ends earlier than his... um, sure. o_O

He asked whether I was an oyster, because only certain people had pearls in them, and the pearl would show in their behavior. (or something like that) Then he insisted that I look up "breen" on Wikipedia when I got home: here's the article on a STAR TREK species... I knew a Ruth Breen in high school, too. He also thought that I'd digitized / embedded the smell of cow manure (since we smelled some) into everyone's nose chips... there's no way I would do that, so he thought I paid someone else to do it. Not quite, dude...

Eric asked whether I had the Joker implanted in my brain since I cackled a lot: nope! Then he asked whether I'd had a sour jellybean since one of my responses was sour.. that, or I wanted to stick jellybeans up everyone's nose to implant nose chips. I gave him a sour face in response, but he said that he saw a smile.. I wish I could repress the amusement reflex, heh. At church, he asked whether I was allergic to pollen since he had plenty on his knapsack and could make me sneeze: I thought he said "falling," and responded "Of course not!" Later, I learned that he's going to that conference on Mother's Day weekend.. no backup for me, which is probably a good thing since it also coincides with my mom's birthday and she'd be pissed off if I didn't do anything for it with her. (but I did buy her a card and book... hehehe)

During Bible Study, the group talked about judging Christians for what they did. There were a few things that professing Christians could do which would make us not associate with them anymore: allowing non-Christians to lead Bible Study (a problem which has arisen in the past with our Fellowships), being homosexual (Kevin says his supervisor is a deacon in a gay church downtown), cheating on someone in a relationship, etc. It was a cool discussion... afterwards, we figured out what to do next week for the Bible Study outing. For some reason, Billy and Karen left it up to ME what we should do: I guess because I'd be coming from Richmond. As it was, we decided on the Cactus Club near Lansdowne at 8 next Friday, then maybe we'd go for dessert later at some bubble tea house Billy found. Fine with me... I'll leave here by 7:20 to hopefully get there by 8-ish! Active stuff isn't my thing for some reason.. they could hang out here too, but there isn't much for them to do!

Before Eric and I went home (some of the others were going to eat at Earls), Janette said that it was nice talking to me on MSN, and that she made the same mistakes all the time about talking to people whom she didn't intend to start any conversations with! (her font color isn't pink... it's LAVENDER!) I also called Sam for a ride tomorrow, while Eric insisted that I shouldn't be allowed on the phone because of nose chip issues: he can pick me up, so that's good! On the way home, Eric insisted that my dreams had become solid reality like David Lister in RED DWARF. He thought that I was totally responsible for what my subconscious dreamed, no matter how much I protested that I couldn't control it. Then he brought up the "O RLY?" internet slang since I said "Oh really?" a lot in response to his weirdness: he said all he needed was a picture of me and Paint. I brought up Photoshop, and he said that his skills there were limited. He said that he didn't have any pictures of me, but that maybe he could use the drunk picture my sister emailed us after we went to Milestones that time after church. ("drunken dragon... I thought you'd like the directory name!" indeed)

I saw a license plate with "ELL" on it, and told him that it was a word. However, I also said that I'd have to get it on Bookworm for the definition of what it meant, though. ("a measure for cloth") Then he said that I should know the word to describe someone who read a lot.. maybe literary something-or-other, or a word patterned after "herbivore / omnivore / carnivore." Couldn't remember it to save my life, which he claimed it was dependent on. He told me that his group was going to Korean BBQ and hanging out at Phil's next week... hanging out is good! Then he brought up many BLACKADDER references, and asked whether I'd heard of it... vaguely! As he dropped me off, he doubted my protestations of sanity: "Only the insane people think they're sane, you know! I think you're crazy!" Hey, I think HE's crazy too... so at least we're even!

Note: LJ friends as game consoles blogquiz, by Sam.

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Bobus being RUDE! / Eric and poutine / Addictions / Movies

BOBUS is so rude. I left him a simple comment asking why he added me, and this is the reply I got: "You do know what curiosity meant to the cat, don't you? Next time, try to be less arrogant... this can be be achieved by telling your ego to shut up." Are all Russians this rude, or is it just him?! Well, I'm going to give that person a piece of my mind, even if I don't appreciate random people adding me! Or I would, if I was allowed to post in his journal. At least I know I had the last word. :P

Eric buzzed me on MSN earlier asking if I was ready for poutine. I used some of my dream material on him, which made him conclude that I'd digitized / embedded certain things onto chips. I don't THINK so, buddy! :P Ah well, at least I'll see him tonight whether or not my dreams reflect reality. ;)

I'm addicted to AIM...

You Know You're Addicted to AIM When...

Three words: Carpal tunnel syndrome

You no longer type with proper punctuation, capitalization, or complete sentences...

You're pissed off your buddy list can only hold 200 screen names

You begin to say hehehe instead of laughing

You can now type over 70 wpm

You type messages to people who are right next to you or on the phone with you.

You won't work at a company that blocks AIM

You sign on and immediately get 10 messages from other people

You have a few screen names, some of them secret.

You type in random screen names, just to see if anyone has them.

Your screenname has the year 2002 or earlier in it.

You know what %n means

You don't break for the bathroom - even though you've got to go real bad - until you think of a witty away message.

You check the away messages of your buddies, every day, to make sure they haven't changed.

You have a few people on your buddy list just to spy on them.

You've had a meaningful conversation with a bot.

You learned Photoshop to make a super cool buddy icon

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to AIM.

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Not guilty of most on the list, phew!

You Know You're Addicted to ICQ When...

Before you have a conversation with someone, you kindly ask them if they'd like to accept a chat.

You consider sleeping your "N/A" mode.

You hear little voices in your head constantly saying "uh-oh".

You have over 500 buddies on your contact list.

You've had long conversations with all 500 of those buddies.

You begin to think names like "Tom" and "Jane" are strange, but names like "Snakeman" and "Tigger" are common.

Your friend introduces you to a new person,and you immediately ask them if you can add them to your "contact list".

Since downloading ICQ, you've learned to speak 7 new languages, including Ukranian and the dialect of a small native community in Peru.

To you, ICQ isn't just a program, it's a "gift to mankind".

Your idea of a "wild time" is inviting all of your online friends into one giant chatroom.

The last time you signed off ICQ was during the Clinton administration.

Every time a new version or update of ICQ is released, you have your own celebration party, complete with cake, party favors, and champagne.

Your dog leaves you due to lack of attention, despite your efforts to appease him by giving him his own ICQ number.

Your one pride in life has become your immense contact list, and you ask all your friends to send over their contacts to make it even bigger.

You have carefully allotted your time during work / school lunch breaks as 27 minutes to check and respond to ICQ messages, 3 minutes to eat.

You constantly yearn to have the ability to employ an "invisible list" in real life. You even go so far as to physically try to right click people to add them. (It didn't work.)

You've taken experimental drugs to grow a third arm, which might help increase your speed in replying to messages. Unfortunately, it made you grow a third nostril.

Your typing speed has continuously progressed after thousands of ICQ chats... to a record of 249 words per minute.

You leave an indent in your chair after your usual 8 straight hours of "ICQ'ing". Your cat got stuck in this crater you created.

You can't remember when the last time was that you ate a meal anywhere other than in front of the computer.

You can't remember when the last time was that you ate a meal.

You've written repeated letters to the government requesting that your social security number be changed to your ICQ number. Your last one included a death threat.

You wake up at 3 AM and have to use the bathroom, and after you finish, you take a quick swing by the computer to check for messages... You find over 30 waiting for you.

You've had over 100 contacts online at one time.

You held detailed conversations with all 100... simultaneously.

You've asked your "real life" friends to refer to you by your ICQ nickname. You immediately broke off the friendship with anyone that refused, citing "unresolvable differences" as the reason why.

You refer to the period of your life before you downloaded ICQ as the "pre-ICQ era." Back then, you went outside of your house.

Your love life consists of sending "love notes" and the occassional steamy chat.

You really start to miss people you've never seen.

You have a map on the wall with red thumbtacks to mark where people are.

You want to meet a girl and your first impulse is to use the ICQ search engine.

You see psychedelic flowers when you close your eyes to go to sleep.

You have an uncontrollable urge to forward this page to all 500+ of your ICQ contacts, just in case they've not seen it yet. Even though you sent it to all of them all about three months ago.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to ICQ.

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Not guilty of most of these, either. :P

Here's a movie meme thinger:

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
The 400 Blows (1959) Francois Truffaut
8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
Alien (1979) Ridley Scott
All About Eve (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Annie Hall (1977) Woody Allen
Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola
Bambi (1942) Disney
The Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) William Wyler
The Big Red One (1980) Samuel Fuller
The Bicycle Thief (1949) Vittorio De Sica
The Big Sleep (1946) Howard Hawks
Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
Blowup (1966) Michelangelo Antonioni
Blue Velvet (1986) David Lynch
Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn
Breathless (1959 Jean-Luc Godard
Bringing Up Baby (1938) Howard Hawks
Carrie (1975) Brian DePalma
Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz
Un Chien Andalou (1928) Luis Bunuel & Salvador Dali
Children of Paradise / Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Marcel Carne
Chinatown (1974) Roman Polanski
Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
A Clockwork Orange (1971) Stanley Kubrick
The Crying Game (1992) Neil Jordan
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Robert Wise
Days of Heaven (1978) Terence Malick
Dirty Harry (1971) Don Siegel
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel
Do the Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini
Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
Dr. Strangelove (1964) Stanley Kubrick
Duck Soup (1933) Leo McCarey
E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Steven Spielberg
Easy Rider (1969) Dennis Hopper
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Irvin Kershner
The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin
Fargo (1995) Joel & Ethan Coen
Fight Club (1999) David Fincher
Frankenstein (1931) James Whale
The General (1927) Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman
The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather, Part II (1974) Francis Ford Coppola
Gone With the Wind (1939) Victor Fleming
GoodFellas (1990) Martin Scorsese
The Graduate (1967) Mike Nichols
Halloween (1978) John Carpenter
A Hard Day's Night (1964) Richard Lester
Intolerance (1916) D.W. Griffith
It's a Gift (1934) Norman Z. McLeod
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Frank Capra
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg
The Lady Eve (1941) Preston Sturges
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) David Lean
M (1931) Fritz Lang
Mad Max 2 / The Road Warrior (1981) George Miller
The Maltese Falcon (1941) John Huston
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer
Metropolis (1926) Fritz Lang
Modern Times (1936) Charles Chaplin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam
Nashville (1975) Robert Altman
The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
Night of the Living Dead (1968) George Romero
North by Northwest (1959) Alfred Hitchcock
Nosferatu (1922) F.W. Murnau
On the Waterfront (1954) Elia Kazan
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Sergio Leone
Out of the Past (1947) Jacques Tournier
Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
Pink Flamingos (1972) John Waters
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino
Rashomon (1950) Akira Kurosawa
Rear Window (1954) Alfred Hitchcock
Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Nicholas Ray
Red River (1948) Howard Hawks
Repulsion (1965) Roman Polanski
The Rules of the Game (1939) Jean Renoir
Scarface (1932) Howard Hawks
The Scarlet Empress (1934) Josef von Sternberg
Schindler's List (1993) Steven Spielberg
The Searchers (1956) John Ford
The Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
Singin' in the Rain (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
Some Like It Hot (1959) Billy Wilder
A Star Is Born (1954) George Cukor
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Elia Kazan
Sunset Boulevard (1950) Billy Wilder
Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
The Third Man (1949) Carol Reed
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
Touch of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) John Huston
Trouble in Paradise (1932) Ernst Lubitsch
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
West Side Story (1961) Jerome Robbins / Robert Wise
The Wild Bunch (1969) Sam Peckinpah
The Wizard of Oz (1939) Victor Fleming

Only 11 our of 103... ah well.

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Dream about Karen having a remotely controlled Armageddon chip inside her nose

I did the responsible thing and paid my bills.. not that I make a habit of not paying my bills for whatever reason, but it feels good to know that it's over with for another month, heh. Now I know just how much money I have for the rest of the month, barring something else happening. :D

When I finally got to sleep last night, I had a weird dream. All my friends and I were in this other bubble world where there were many shiny distractions. We were having a lot of fun just hanging around and talking, when suddenly Karen Chan said that she had something important to tell us. It turns out that my mom, being evil, had implanted a tiny remote-control computer chip inside her nose that would activate Armageddon / the end of that world as we knew it. We recognized the R.E.M. / Great Big Sea reference, and sympathized for her... she would of course die if and when that chip was activated. At the same time, we all knew it wasn't her fault.. there was nothing we could really do about it, although we tried finding solutions to no avail.

A while later, some of us were trying to track down my mom when the inevitable happened: our world was rocked by a huge explosion! Immediately, there were people running and crying everywhere. My sister and I went around the various floors, guided by a remote voice on our side. We got to the seventh floor and discovered that everyone there had gotten out alive and we wanted to follow them too! First, we had to have a showdown with our mom... so we got a bunch of our allies together and managed to eliminate the threat to the world's sanity. ;)

Afterwards, we got out of there and met Eric H. and his sister (whom I've never met in real life) at a bookstore. We wanted to go through the books there, but had to get somewhere to have a bath and change first. (eliminating threats is dirty work, y'know!) Once in a bathroom, we found orangey-brown insects in the bathtub... that kinda freaked us out! We managed to kill them and clean the tub before we did anything else. After that, we went to the bookstore and spent lots of time just browsing through all the books, especially the puzzle / non-fiction ones available. There was this BIG THICK hardcover book with at least 2000 pages, which looked like a comprehensive dictionary dimensions-wise. It was really a book on kids, adoption, and their stories. We figured nobody would buy the book simply because of the sheer size of it, but we found out that Erica bought it and had her brother bring the truck over to transport the book. (in real life, they have a car... although I've heard they have a truck too) The dream ended when we had drinks somewhere and tried to process everything. o_O

Weird stuff... I can see where the last part of the dream comes from, sorta: / reading about Eric H., books, insects, kids, and adoption seems to do it for my subconscious! Reminds me of the time when I had dreams of Dave and me surviving a bomb explosion inside a mall set by an Eliza Dushku lookalike. Then, I knew what the "repressed emotions coming to the surface in a forceful and violent manner" were about. (Stephen, although he tried to comfort me after the dream by "holding me tightly," har har) Now, I dunno.

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Random Russians / Blogthings Lists / Various Quizzes, mostly from Blogthings

I was checking my Joule page and noticed that BOBUS friended me... he's one of those wacky Russians, heh. At least his journal isn't entirely in Russian, but still. He also has 750 friends, making it difficult to see whether we have friends in common... I'm thinking not. Weird stuff. o_O (I left a comment on his journal, so we'll see...)

Here's a list of all the "you know you're addicted to... when..." blogthings. (I should check that out when I have time...)

Here's a list of all the "you know you're from... when..." / ethnic blogthings. (I should also check that out when I have time...)

Here's a list of all the Blogthings quizzes.

Here's a list of all the Shiny Blogthings quizzes. (taken all of them)

Just to be complete about things, here's a list of all the YNR Blogthings quizzes. (taken all of them)

Most of these are the Blogthings quizzes that I haven't already posted. The rest are from and Blogquiz.

favorite color?
favorite place?
you wake up with that much less $$ ----->$290
you get that many STD's ------->1
you have a hangover and smell like puke
and you hope tohope no one remembers last night
This Fun Quiz created by le petite Raphael O'Kelly at BlogQuiz.Net
Taurus Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

In 1976 (the year you were born)

Gerald Ford is president of the US.

The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence.

The Viking II sets down on Mars' Utopia Plains.

Promising, "I will never lie to you," Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States.

Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda.

The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe.

George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born.

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series.

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X.

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup.

Rocky is the top grossing film.

Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars.

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published.

The Eagles Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum.

Tonight's The Night by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart.

Charlie's Angels and The Muppet Show premiere.

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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You Are "Dizzy and Giddy"

John Kerry

HAHAHA... the "alt text" for the picture reads "John Kerry." :D

You are 41% Sketchy

You Are a Drama Princess (or Prince)

(You are more dramatic than 30% of the population.)

You're not over the top dramatic, but you have your moments.

You know how to steal the spotlight...

And how to act out to get your way.

People around you know that you're good for a laugh.

But at times, your drama gets a bit too much for everyone.

Tone it down a tad, and you'll still be the center of attention.

Your Seduction Style: Au Natural

You rank up there with your seduction skills, though you might not know it.
That's because you're a natural at seduction. You don't realize your power!
The root of your natural seduction power: your innocence and optimism.

You're the type of person who happily plays around and creates a unique little world.
Little do you know that your personal paradise is so appealing that it sucks people in.
You find joy in everything - so is it any surprise that people find joy in you?

You bring back the inner child in everyone you meet with your sincere and spontaneous ways.
Your childlike (but not childish) behavior also inspires others to care for you.
As a result, those whom you befriend and date tend to be incredibly loyal to you.

Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking

You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.
You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:

Foreign language

Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 42%

Well, you don't have the worst job in the world, but it's not great.
And don't worry, you're not the problem - your company is.
Start looking around for another job, even if you're not totally fed up.
Because in time, you're going to be dying to quit!

I used Awana / toddler Sunday School for this one, heh. Closest thing I've got, right now...

Your SAT Score of 1300 Means:

You Scored Higher Than Howard Stern

You Scored Higher Than George W. Bush

You Scored Lower Than Al Gore

You Scored Lower Than David Duchovny

You Scored Lower Than Natalie Portman

You Scored Lower Than Bill Gates

Your IQ is most likely in the 130-140 range

Equivalent ACT score: 29

Schools that Fit Your SAT Score:

College of William and Mary

New York University

Boston College

United States Naval Academy

University of California, Berkeley

Okay, so I can't take the SAT. But I put in a random number for laughs. :D

You Should Weigh 190

If you weigh less than this, you either have a fast metabolism or are about to gain weight.
If you weigh more than this, you may be losing a few pounds soon!

I certainly weigh less than this! o_O
I don't think the first is true, but maybe the second is? Aiya...

Your Extroversion Profile:
Cheerfulness: High
Friendliness: High
Sociability: Medium
Activity Level: Very Low
Assertiveness: Very Low
Excitement Seeking: Very Low

I am 4% Promiscuous.
Complete And Total Prude!
There is a good chance I am still a virgin. I am not certain because I haven't even bothered to figure out what sexual intercourse actually is. But whatever it is I want nothing to do with it. There

I am 9% Metrosexual.
Metro-What? Git Off My Lawn!
I need some advice. I need to STOP BUYING MY CLOTHES AT WAL-MART!!!! I will never land a decent woman unless I shave this nasty facial hair, and spend more then $5 on a haircut.

I took this one for laughs, hahaha. :P

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Large families, people going offline, Janette, Eric, Q-bert, emails, Corey and Audioscrobbler

Mrs. Gwaltney adopted 26 special-needs kids. (Caressa Lovelie, Misty Angelita, Catherine Joy, Joshua Timothy, Tiffany Chantelle, Adam Emmanuel, Travis Andrew, Zachary Samuel, Emily Rose, Joseph Isaac, Skyla Danielle, Cherise Monique, Jordan Daniel, Starr Celestia, Chad Ryan, Katie Jeanette, Kyle Eric, Lisa Noelle, Matthew Curtis, Michael Jonathan, Sarah Shenelle-Joy, Sheena Rochelle-Rose, Priscilla Jane, Julianne Teresa, Antonio Dominic, Benjamin Joel)

The Arndts have 13 sons and one daughter.

Here are the Monteiths! (Richard Alan, Nancy Jane, Rebekah Lorraine, Christopher James, David Newell, John Edwin Monteith, Heidi Marie, John Charles, Abigail Rose Monteith, Joshua Allan, Ethan Oliver, Adam Richard, Michael Scott Monteith, Desiree Michelle, Zachary, Rachel Patricia (Monteith) Dusenberry, Geoffrey Aaron Dusenberry, Jared Richard Dusenberry, Stephen Mark Monteith, Daniel Boyd Monteith, Karen (Symonds), Bridget Marie Monteith)

I also completed Level 5 of a Bookworm game in only 11 seconds. Using a lot of yellow tiles in a word will get you places, as well as coveted blue sparkly tiles. ;)

I hate people who go offline in Trillian just when I'm going to send a message to the contact directly below / above them! The list shifts one up / down, and I don't notice. This is why I thought I was merrily typing away a "Friday plans" message to Eric... let's say I was surprised when PINK font came up in a reply saying "Sorry, I don't think so... I have to wait until Jason gets home from work." I quickly realized my mistake and explained things as well as who I was, since we don't talk on MSN much... whoops. Lucky thing she understood, heh. :)

Then I really did message Eric, who told me that he could give me a ride tomorrow... good thing, because now I can answer Karen's Bible Study email. (as well as email Melissa about her birthday, which I still have not done!) Eric told me that I was banging my head on the keyboard because I went all *keyboard smash* on him. ("shkdkjfhksdf") No, that wasn't the case, haha... it was just frustration at not messaging the right person the first time! Then he told me that I was like Q-bert: "that guy is always swearing away... Q-bert: $#@&!!!!" Hahaha, that's true!

A little earlier than the above events, I decided to ask Corey whether he was still alive. Before dinner, he'd told me that he'd talk to me after he met some girl in his group to basically do her work for her. :P He then responded with "Triple Corpse! Hammerblow!" While he had the right group (Children of Bodom), he had the wrong song. (really Northern Comfort by that time)

I told him that it was the second time today that he'd done this, since he started the conversation in the late afternoon with "evil comes and evil goes, just like the drugs in Mexico." (a reference to Thrill Kill Kult's Mr. and Mrs. Bottomless Pit) At the time, I was really listening to Blue Buddha by the same group, but I didn't say anything to him. He then said "Deadnight Warrior!" (wrong again.. it was In The Shadows by Children of Bodom) and then told me that he knew it wasn't what I was listening to THEN. "It's what you just listened to :P I was on looking at stuff, and you're on my neighbor list, so it's easy to see what you're listening to :P" Very true, haha. Now he's telling me about the new Tool album.. good times. :D

P.S. I know Audioscrobbler is now, but it's easier to keep consistency if I refer to as Audioscrobbler. :P That, or I'm too much an OCDL. :P

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Power button, using my bad Chinese skills, cottage cheese, firings, and insects in clothing

Note to self: Hold power button DOWN for a few seconds while restarting the computer. Corey says he told me this, but I don't remember... and I can't be bothered to look through Trillian history, heh.

I have bad Chinese skills; however, even my grandma will tell you that at least I speak / understand more Chinese than my brother does. (I still remember when she told me that my brother had responded "Thank you!" to a comment she'd made about sleeping in his bed now that he was gone... aiya!) But I was able to use the skills and make myself understood at the store today... twice, even! :P

I was a doofus and forgot a quarter for my cart, so had to ask Barry for one. While putting the things from the basket into the cart (having picked up two graduation cards for Corey and my brother on the way), this old Chinese lady asked me if I knew where the eggs were. (or rather, "Do they sell eggs around here?") So I showed her, and received thanks for that. Then when I was checking out, the clerk thought I spoke / understood more Chinese than I actually do, so was speaking Chinese to me throughout the transaction. I found that kind of amusing, haha.

I should also stay away from the microwaveable meals (so convenient, and I have coupons!) and the ice cream. You'd think I wouldn't buy them in the quantities I did, but things happen. Then again, I also stocked up on fruit / pudding / oolong tea / noodles / soup / juice / yogurt / cottage cheese with fruit. (it's been ages since I had cottage cheese, so I want to see if it's as weird as I remember) I bought some egg rolls: darn if they're in a container I can't open well with a knife! For some reason, I thought they wouldn't be that way... sigh. Maybe next time Eric H. comes over: I'm kinda getting worried about him since I haven't seen him online in some time. Perhaps I'll shoot him an email or something soon... at least I stayed away from the temptation to buy the (latest) Bathroom Readers for myself and a few other people! :P

Marc Crawford's holding a press conference about his firing now, heh. Thanked a lot of people and offered his public opinion on things. I guess it's not a teary one, which is good. :)

With this post done, it's off to do laundry. (EW... insects in clothing, EW!)

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Throwing stuff away, Mom not being PC

I'm proud of myself now. I managed to squelch my inner Asian / pack rat somewhat while going through my clothing to find things that I wanted to junk: a purple and black coat with a broken zipper, old ratty towel, yellow "Honolulu Zoo" monkey T-shirt, and other items that I either never wear or will never miss. :D

I also somehow managed to lose at least some weight... how, I do not know. :P But I did notice that I fit into my red NWO sweatshirt, which I thought didn't fit me! Maybe I should do some real exercise, haha... it's true my old paper route gave me some, but that was years ago. Corey says I should sell the sweatshirt on eBay, since Bret "The Hitman Hart" sunglasses were going for $60-80 the last time he looked. He's going to sell his wrestling shirts, heh.

Quick note about Van Halen's Panama before I go to bed since I have to be up by 11-ish: My mom once heard this on the radio (I was listening to it while doing my homework or something in the kitchen), and thought they said "Grandma!" at the beginning. Um, no. Then again, she also thought Our Lady Peace had mental problems after seeing some of the video for Clumsy. (it features everything floating in water!) That's what she told me and my brother... when we told Steph later, she thought Mom wasn't being too PC. Definitely not... I don't know if she understands what that even IS! She also was extremely horrified by Beavis and Butthead, but reacted that way to most of the stuff my siblings and I listen(ed) to on family car rides! :P

Then again, there WAS the time that she and my dad thought that the Sex Pistols were porn... (I was looking them up on the Net since I wanted to check a minor fact, and then they walked into the room and saw "SEX PISTOLS" in large letters on the screen...)

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Beer, Corey's opinion on the music festival, Loony Laws from Bathroom Readers, quizzes

Note: LJ friends' drunk personalities / LJ Disney World / Super LJ Brothers blogquizzes. (by Sharie, Frank, and Sam)

Here's a funny beer image I found on the latest posts page tonight... ah, those wacky Russians. ;)

According to Corey, I have to go to that festival thing I outlined in my last post...

[23:17:53] mrptptpt: that lineup doesn't look that cool :P
[23:18:05] mrptptpt: GWAR, obviously.... In Flames used to be good...
[23:18:28] mrptptpt: the rest is like wall of noise growling sound alike death metal for the most part.. borrrrrring
[23:29:52] AlenaBrolxFlami: I guess it's no wonder I haven't heard of much of the rest of the lineup then :P
[23:30:43] AlenaBrolxFlami: my friend gets on MSN and says that I should go to where she lives (Toronto) and see it since she has passes.... she also left me a message saying that I should go to the Vancouver date on the tour and bring Eric.. I dunno :P
[23:33:20] mrptptpt: so go :P GWAR is halfway through it in the "special half-time slot"
[23:33:24] mrptptpt: I didn't go last year because there weren't enough bands I liked, and that lineup was awesome compared to this one :P
[23:33:39] mrptptpt: I guess they do have CANNIBAL CORPSE :P
[23:33:51] mrptptpt: not sure how great that'd be, though :P
[23:34:22] mrptptpt: Trivium is horrible from what I've heard.... it's whiny emo death metal or some nonsense like that
[23:35:42] mrptptpt: In Flames is somewhat comparable to Children of Bodom, but their newer stuff is pretty lousy
[23:35:44] mrptptpt: they toured with Slipknot and similar sellout sh*tty bands, and kinda adopted that style after that
[23:35:46] mrptptpt: also, GWAR's set is only 30 minutes long :P
[23:36:12] mrptptpt: but.... they have lots of room to play on stage at this type of big event, and they supposedly pack in as much as they can in that short amount of time, so it's probably awesome
[23:37:03] AlenaBrolxFlami: haha, that sounds like a winning idea.
[23:40:34] mrptptpt: well, go to that :P you'll have to show up Jane.. she's probably seeing both Ministry and RevCo :P GWAR does win over that as "insane choice for first concert" :P but seeing them at a big festival thing like that would be a lot different... still cool though, I'm sure

Here are some more loony laws from my Bathroom Readers #17 and 18. Read on and enjoy! :D

In Salem, West Virginia, it is illegal to leave home without knowing where you're going.

In Tempe, Arizona, you may drink alcohol in a city park, but only if the park is three acres or larger.

You can possess one bear gallbladder in California, but not two.

In Kentucky, it is illegal for politicians to give away booze on Election Day.

Maine law states that you may not catch a lobster with your bare hands.

Funeral directors in Nevada can be arrested for cursing in the presence of a dead body.

In Washington, DC, it's against the law to marry your mother-in-law.

Wearing high-heeled shoes is legal in Carmel, California... but you need a permit.

It's illegal to sleep naked in Minnesota.

Detroit law prohibits a man from scowling at his wife on a Sunday.

How many people in Victoria, Australia, does it take to change a lightbulb? Only one, but he has to be a licensed electrician.

In Jonesboro, Georgia, it's against the law to say / yell: "Oh, boy."

In Mesquite, Texas, children are prohibited from having "unusual haircuts."

Exploding an atomic bomb in Chico, California, is punishable by a $500 fine.

In Arizona, donkeys may not sleep in bathtubs, by law.

In Paulding, Ohio, it's legal for a police officer to bite a dog.

It's against the law in Chicago for "exceedingly ugly" people to appear in public.

In Huntsville, Alabama, you may not move your bed without a permit.

In Stockton, California, it's illegal to wiggle while you dance.

In Michigan, it's against the law to put a skunk in your boss' desk. (Darn!)

A train conductor in Illinois may not collect fares without wearing his conductor hat.

It's against the law to slap a man on the back in Oregon.

In Fort Madison, Iowa, the fire department is legally required to practice for fifteen minutes before going to a fire.

In Warren, Idaho, puppets must wear distinctly American clothes.

It is illegal to mispronounce the word "Joliet," but only in Joliet, Illinois.

By law, restaurants in Kansas may not serve ice cream on cherry pie.

New Hampshire law says that when two cars meet at an intersection, each must wait for the other to pass.

If you're in a meat market in Los Angeles, do NOT poke the turkey to see how tender it is.

Minnesota forbids women from impersonating Santa Claus.

Unrestrained giggling on the street is illegal in Helena, Montana.

It's illegal to draw funny faces on window shades in Garfield County, Montana.

Newark, New Jersey, forbids the sale of ice after 6 PM without a prescription.

In South Foster, Rhode Island, any dentist who extracts the wrong tooth must have a similar tooth pulled by the village blacksmith.

Any map that does not prominently display the city of Lima, Ohio, is illegal to sell in Lima, Ohio.

In Portland, Maine, it's illegal to tickle a girl under the chin with a feather duster.

In Seattle, it's illegal to carry a concealed weapon that exceeds six feet in length.

A dead juror may not serve on a jury in Oregon.

Oh, and here are two quizzes!

Who are you?
What are you?
Where are you?
How do you live, puny life forms?
When is now?
Why are you taking this quiz?
Dang it, my foot's falling asleep!
how many times a day you die4
kill you.....
how much you even WANTED to take this quiz
Do you like Spongebob?True
This Fun Quiz created by Rachel at BlogQuiz.Net
Capricorn Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

They will feel...Great about your relationship and they hope it could be more
Your love will last....A couple years
Will you get married?No
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sweet lineup for music.... Sounds of the Underground!

This whole post has reminded me that I'd like at least ONE band T-shirt before I die. No, I am not a poser or wannabe punk / goth / what-have-you. Just that it would be nice, is all. :P

Candy wants me to go over to Toronto and see GWAR since she has passes... er, no real money means just that, dude! (although Ministry IS coming here to Vancouver on May 30, I've heard) She suggested I go to the Vancouver date and bring Eric... HAHAHAHA, yeah right! Corey would be into this, haha. Doubt Andrea would be, heh. :(

Edited for Corey's opinion: "Sounds of the Underground... that lineup doesn't look that cool :P GWAR, obviously.... In Flames used to be good... the rest is like wall of noise growling sound-alike death metal for the most part.. borrrrrring"

Too bad, because this seems like a cool lineup...

Dates and additional details have been announced for the second annual Sounds Of The Underground tour / festival. Tickets will be available through a pre-sale via Artist Arena on April 11 at noon local times. Check the re-launched SOTU website for details. Tickets go on sale to the public April 15th (some exceptions), check local listings.

As was previously announced, this year's lineup consists of: As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, GWAR, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, The Chariot, and Through the Eyes of the Dead. SOTU is excited to have some special guests join the tour in select cities. Killswitch Engage will join in Mansfield, MA on July 14. Joining SOTU for the Phoenix and San Diego shows only are new American metal pioneers Shadows Fall, modern metal core band It Dies Today, and Still Remains. Starting in Orlando, FL on July 19, Jacksonville's Evergreen Terrace have been added to the majority of the tour.

Now on board - Tour Sponsor Jagermeister (for the 2nd year), and Online Sponsors: Digital Metal, Lambgoat, and Download Punk have been added as event sponsors. The organizers for this year's Sounds of the Underground Tour: Paul Conroy and Carl Severson of Ferret Music, Tim Borror, Larry Mazer of Entertainment Services, with National Promoter House of Blues along with partners Metal Blade, Trustkill, and Prosthetic Records, The Syndicate, Music Choice, and tour sponsors Hot Topic, Revolver Magazine, Eulogy Recordings.

Dates for The 2006 Sounds Of The Underground Festival are as follows (but may be subject to change):

7/8 Cleveland, OH @ Plain Dealer Pavillon
7/9 Chicago, IL @ 1st Midwest Bank Amp. Parking Lot
7/11 Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheatre
7/12 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
7/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
7/14 Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom Outside
7/16 Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Waterfront
7/17 Washington DC @ Merryweather Pavillion
7/19 Orlando, FL @ Tinker Field
7/21 Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theatre
7/22 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete St. Amphitheatre
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amp. Parking Lot
7/26 Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
7/27 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
7/28 San Diego, CA @ TBA
7/29 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amp. Parking Lot
7/31 Denver, CO @ Universal Lending Pavilion
8/2 Sauget, IL @ Pop's Outside
8/3 Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/4 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
8/5 Minneapolis, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
8/6 Winnipeg, MB @ Convention Centre
8/7 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Center
8/8 Edmonton, AB @ Northlands Agricom
8/10 Vancouver, BC @ The PNE Forum
8/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Gibson Universal Amphitheatre

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