Saturday, July 08, 2006

Error messages, summer survey, being 97% music freak, and 60 random questions

This is a funny error message! Depressed web servers, indeed...

This is a good one, too.

Oh here... have a whole list!

The End of the Internet

Here's a summer survey from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

Since summer started:

1. Have you had more than 5 different boyfriends / girlfriends? Dude, that's like two per week... WTF?

2. Have you had your birthday? Nope, I'm a September baby.

3. Been to church? Yes.

4. Cried yet? I don't think so...

5. Did someone close to you pass away? Not that I know of.

6. Stayed up all night? Sorta, but it doesn't count if I went to bed afterwards!

7. Drank Starbucks? Yeah.

8. Went shopping? Yes.

9. Been camping? Nope.

10. Been to the beach? No.

11. Bought something for over $200? Hell, no!

12. Met someone new? Yup, Angus' sister Merle.

13. Been out of province? Nope.

14. Gone Snowboarding? In the SUMMER?! Are you CRAZY?! (but no.. never been in my life, and I don't intend to start this winter! :P)

15. Kissed someone? Nope.

16. Slept in someone else's bed? Nope.

17. Snuck someone over? Nope. Even if I did bring someone over, it wouldn't be sneaking them over since I live on my own.

18. Snuck out of your own house? Nope, I don't need to do that. See above.

19. Been to a bar? Nope.

20. Lied? Yup.

21. Gotten a car? Not yet.

22. Gone over your cell phone bill? N/A.

23. Been called a tease? No.

24. Driven to somewhere? No.

25. Done something you regret? Nope.

Last Thing you bought? Books.

Last Person you hugged? Not sure... someone on Sunday, I think.

Last Person to call you? Eric M.

Last time you took a bath? Bath = months ago. Shower = yesterday.

When was the last time you felt stupid? The other day.

Who was the last person who saw you cry? No idea.

Who was the last person who made you cry? It wasn't a person, really.

Who was the last person who you watched a movie with? Eric H.

Who was the last person you danced with? Too many people at someone's wedding a while back.

Who makes you smile most? I am so not answering that.

What did you do today? Kept cool.

Song that's stuck in your head right now? Nothing, thank goodness.

Here's a "music freak survey" from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

X all of the bands / singers that you have heard of.. this isn't a preferences survey, so don't check if you like them or not.

[x] Weezer
[] Paramore
[x] Panic! At The Disco
[] October Fall
[] The Academy Is...
[x] Coheed and Cambria
[] Bayside
[x] Yellowcard
[x] Sugarcult
[x] the Dresden Dolls
[] underOATH

[x] Hawthorne Heights
[] Halifax
[] Forgive Durden
[x] From First To Last
[x] Senses Fail
[x] Something Corporate
[] Hit The Lights
[x] Bright Eyes
[] Dear Whoever
[x] Saves The Day
[] Matchbook Romance
[] Jamison Parker
[] Houston Calls
[] The Early November

[] The Hush Sound
[] Eisley
[x] Death Cab For Cutie
[x] Dashboard Confessional
[x] The Killers
[x] Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[x] Hot Hot Heat
[] The Honorary Title
[] Gym Class Heroes
[x] Franz Ferdinand
[x] Modest Mouse
[x] Snow Patrol
[x] Metric
[x] Tegan and Sara
[] The Like
[x] Arcade Fire
[x] the Postal Service
TOTAL = 12

[] Hellogoodbye
[] Cute Is What We Aim For
[] Cartel
[] the Click Five
[x] Fall Out Boy
[] Lucky Boys Confusion
[x] Good Charlotte
[x] Bowling For Soup
[x] Relient K
[x] Less Than Jake
[x] The Starting Line
[x] Taking Back Sunday
[x] The Used

[] Teddy Geiger
[x] Ashlee Simpson
[x] Madonna
[x] Avril Lavigne
[x] Pink
[] Daniel Powder
[x] James Blunt
[x] Natasha Bedingfield
[x] Ryan Cabrera
[x] The Veronicas

[x] Nirvana
[x] New Found Glory
[x] The All-American Rejects
[x] Linkin Park
[x] Avenged Sevenfold
[x] Breaking Benjamin
[x] My Chemical Romance
[x] Thrice
[x] Anberlin
[x] Brand New
[x] Green Day
[x] Blink-182
TOTAL = 12

[x] Rascal Flatts
[x] Carrie Underwood
[x] Leanne Rimes
[x] Garth Brooks
[x] Dixie Chicks
[x] Kenny Chesney
[x] Tim McGraw
[x] Faith Hill
[x] Shania Twain
[x] Johnny Cash
[x] Trace Adkins
[x] Keith Urban
TOTAL = 12

[x] Disturbed
[x] Slipknot
[x] Chimaira
[x] Metallica
[x] Guns N Roses
[x] Lamb of God
[x] Slayer
[x] Fear Factory
[x] Hatebreed
[x] Static-X
[x] System of a Down
TOTAL = 11

[x] Ying Yang Twins
[] T.I.
[x] Paul Wall
[x] Tupac
[x] Jamie Foxx
[x] Ludacris
[x] Lil' Jon
[x] 50 Cent
[x] Kanye West
[x] Bow Wow

[x] Led Zeppelin
[x] Rush
[x] Pink Floyd
[x] The Beatles
[x] AC/DC
[x] Aerosmith
[x] Journey
[x] The Who
[x] Jimi Hendrix
[x] The Doors
[x] Rolling Stones
[x] Janis Joplin
[x] Boston
TOTAL = 13

MUSIC freak?
After you are done, add the totals up. At the top, say "I am __% of a Music Freak." (whoa... 97% here!)

Here's a 60-question survey from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

40 Questions

1. Are you wearing a necklace? No.

2. What is your fondest childhood memory? Not sure.

3. What were you like in high school? Bored or something.

4. What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen? Right now, I'd have to say pictures of shiny jewels. :D

5. What is your deepest, most well-hidden sexual fantasy? Would you ever try it? I don't have any sexual fantasies, believe it or not. And if I DID happen to have some, I wouldn't be sharing it with the internet. :P

6. What song are you listening to? Cradle of Filth, Better To Reign In Hell.

7. Have you ever tried any other kind of "mood altering" substance? Which one(s)? What did you think of each? No.

8. What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Meh, whatever. As long as you know what you're doing and don't overstep your limits, it's fine.

9. What do you pretend to feel strongly about, just to impress people? Depends on the person, I'd guess.

10. What is the last thing you ate? Noodles.

11. Who was the last person to come over to your house? Eric H.

12. Who was the last person to call you? Eric M.

13. Who was the last person who texted you? N/A.

14. Are you a better leader or follower? Follower.

15. Why do you think that? Because when I'm the leader, I have no idea where I'm going!

16. Did you go out to eat yesterday? No.

17. What was your parents' marriage like? Chinese.

18. What is your most prized possession? My life, haha.

19. What is your first memory? Disneyland when I was a toddler.

20. What do you feel like eating / drinking? Steak with beer.

21. Pick one: Fat or poor? Fat.

22. Do you think you're boring? Yes.

24. How many teeth do you have? The right number.

25. What do you find most relaxing? Sleeping!

26. What color is your car? N/A.

27. Last thing you drank? Oolong tea.

29. What one act in your past are you most ashamed of? Nothing, really...

30. What are the last words you said? "Whatever!"

31. Have you ever taken an opposite opinion just to start crap? Yeah.

32. Best part about today? Staying HOME!

33. If you could be anywhere with anyone right now, where would it be? In Australia with people.

34. Are there any animals you just don't like? BUGS! EW! (yeah, I know they're part of the natural order of things, but STILL!)

35. Where is your cell phone? Hiding in another dimension coz I don't have one.

37. Do you have any friends named Robbie? No.

38. Do you have any friends named Nikki? Used to, but we don't keep in touch anymore.

39. Do you have any friends named Mary? One.

40. What were you doing last night? Fellowship, Milestones, talking to Corey, dungeons, catching up with the Net stuff I missed while out...

ONE. Spell your name without vowels: Lsl.

TWO. Are you single? Yes.

THREE. Last place you went? Superstore / BBQ pork place / the dollar store / the townhouse.

FOUR. What color do you wear most? Not sure...

FIVE. Least favorite color? Puke green. Ew!

SIX. Last song you heard? Cradle of Filth, Amor E Morte.

SEVEN. Where do you wish you were? Europe, Australia, maybe even China...

EIGHT. Are you happy with your life right now? I guess.

NINE. Anyone ever said you resemble a celebrity? No.

TEN. What was your favorite time in school? Band class!

ELEVEN. Do you shop at stores like Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, and AE? No.

TWELVE. How do you feel about money? It's a necessity... BLING!

THIRTEEN. Last person you talked on the phone with? Eric M.

FOURTEEN. What was the best summer you had? No idea.. maybe 2000?

FIFTEEN. Are you missing someone right now? No.

SIXTEEN. One word to describe you right now: Thoughtful.

SEVENTEEN. Favorite pair of shoes? Dunno.

EIGHTEEN. Do you own big sunglasses?: No.

NINETEEN. What would you rather be doing right now? Sleeping.

TWENTY. Are you excited for the upcoming season? Eh, nah. I hate getting older. :P

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Beer, sugar replacements, laundry annoyances, pirates, jeans, Sarah G.'s surveys

My brother and Jeremy are at the Just Here for the Beer Canada Cup of Beer event at UBC. I bet they're having a lot of fun. :D We were also talking about sugar replacements in my gum, and what they did to your body: Eric would know this stuff, all right! The "different woman" Teresa also called me "Yvonne," which Jon said was close since we have a cousin called Yvonne... but Teresa wouldn't know that, haha.

People should leave my laundry the hell ALONE when it's in the dryer! While I'm at it, they should really be more vigilant in doing THEIR laundry!

Your Pirate Name Is...

Lieutenant-Colonel Hook-Handed Harry

Your Pirate Name Is...

Captain Wicked Wilma

Well, it recommended trying both... :P

Your Skinny Jeans Are
7 for All Mankind - Roxy Skinny Jean in New York Dark

Long survey from Sarah G.

The Opposite Sex.

1. Guitar or Drum Player: Guitar player.
2. Skater or Surfer: Surfer... we all know skaters are emo. :P
3. Brown or Blue Eyes: Doesn't matter.
4. Blonde or Brunette: Brunette.
5. Brains or Looks (Be honest!): Brains... I don't look so hot myself. :P

[where the heck are #6-10?!]


11. Hamburger or Hotdog: Hamburger.
12. Pie or Cake: Cake.
13. Apple or Banana: Apple.
14. Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi.
15. Chicken or Beef: Beef.
16. Oreos or Chips Ahoy: Oreos.
17. Pancakes or Waffles: Pancakes.
18. Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate.
19. Strawberry or Cherry: Strawberry.
20. Watermelon or Cantaloupe: Watermelon.
21. Potato salad or Macaroni Salad: Potato salad.
22. Wheat or White: Wheat. (white bread is blah, as we were saying last night)
23. Tic Tacs or Candy: Candy.
24. Sausage or Bacon: Sausage.
25. Sour Cream and Onion or BBQ: BBQ.


26. Baseball or football: Baseball.
27. Swim or Track: Swim.
28. Tennis or Golf: Tennis.
29. Skiing or Sledding: Sledding.
30. Bicycling or Jogging: Biking.
31. McDonalds or Burger King: How are #31-34 sports?! McDonalds.
32. JC Penny's or Sears: Sears.
33. Walmart or Target: Walmart, since we don't have a Target.
34. Trophy's or TGI Friday: Don't have either.


35. Pants or Shorts: Pants.
36. Zip-Up or Pull-Over Sweatshirts? Pull-overs.
37. Dresses or Skirts: Neither... but if I had to choose, a skirt.
38. Mittens or Gloves: Mittens.
39. Print or Solid: Solid.


42. Jessica or Jennifer: Jennifer.
43. Aaron or Erin: Aaron.
44. Carrie or Kari: Kari.
45. Todd or Tom: Todd.
46. Lynn or Lee: Lee.
47. Sarah or Susie: Sarah.
48. Jack or John: John.
49. Lisa or Linda: Lisa.
50. Mike or Nick: Nick.


51. Punk or Rock: Both.
52. Pop or Alternative: Alternative.
53. Rap or Techno: Techno.
54. Britney Spears or Christina: Neither... ew!
56. Korn or Staind: Korn.
57. Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park: Limp Bizkit.
58. Guitar or Drums: Drums.
59. Piano or Violin: Piano.
60. CDs or Radio: CDs.


61. Dawson's Creek or 7th Heaven: Dawson's Creek.
62. Angel or Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
63. Law and Order or The Practice: Law and Order.
64. One Tree Hill or The O.C.: One Tree Hill.
65. Smallville or Charmed: Charmed.


66. Bruce Willis or Bruce Lee: Bruce Lee, baby!
67. Jennifer Love Hewitt or Neve Campbell: Neve Campbell.
68. Aladdin or Lion King: Aladdin.
69. Snow White or Sleeping Beauty: Snow White.
70. Comedy or Drama: Comedy.
71. Horror or Science Fiction: Science fiction.

Computer / Video Games.

76. AOL or MSN: MSN.
77. Dogpile or Google: Google.
78. Mac or PC: PC.
79. PS2 or N64: N64.
80. Mario Brothers or Zelda: Mario!


81. Pen or Pencil: Pen.
82. English or History: English.
83. Math or Science: Neither.
84. Home Economics or Woodshop: Neither.
85. Backpack or Messenger Bag: Backpack.


86. Cat or Dog: Cat.
87. Fish or Hamster: Fish.
88. Tiger or Lion: Tiger.
89. Butterfly or Ladybugs: Ladybugs.
90. Seals or Otters: Seals.

I Am...

[x] single
[] taken
[] happy
[x] having mixed feelings
[] liking someone
[] sad
[x] angry
[x] a meat-eater
[] a vegetarian
[] crying
[x] tired
[] age 1 - 12
[] age 13 - 19
[x] age 20 - 30
[] age 31 - 50
[] age 51 - 80
[] older than 80

Currently, I'm...

[x] Alone
[] With another person
[] With a group of people
[] In pajamas
[x] Dressed comfortably
[] In my clothes from today
[x] Listening to music
[] Watching TV
[] Watching a movie

I own...

[] A laptop
[] A stereo
[] An MP3 player / iPod
[] an inflatable chair
[] A bean bag chair
[] A lava lamp
[] A black light
[] An automobile
[] A musical instrument
[x] A CD player
[x] A CD burner
[] A DVD burner
[x] Over 100 CDs

I have...

[x] Glasses
[] Contacts
[] Pierced ear(s)
[] Other piercing(s)
[] Tattoo(s)
[x] Scars from accidental injuries
[x] Scars from other injuries
[] Missing teeth
[] A broken body part

I've physically met...

[x] A celebrity
[x] A poor person
[x] A rich person
[] The president
[] Family members I never knew existed
[x] Someone from another state
[x] Someone from another country
[x] Someone EXACTLY like me in personality
[ ] Someone EXACTLY like me in looks

I have been...

[] Legally dead
[] Engaged
[] Married
[] Divorced
[] in a car accident
[] Arrested
[] Questioned by police
[] In a police car (willingly)
[] In a police car (forced)

I have been called...

[x] A liar
[x] Crazy
[] gothic
[x] Punk
[x] Depressed / Suicidal
[] Preppy
[x] Fat
[] Anorexic
[] Ghetto
[] Jock
[] slut
[] skater
[x] Bitch
[x] Stupid
[x] Freak
[] Conceited
[] Emo
[] Scene
[x] Nerd
[x] Something other than these
[] None of the above
[] Suprisingly, nothing

All about me from A-Z.

B - BEST SPORT?: None.
C - Crush?: None.
D - DOG'S NAME? Don't have one.
E - EASIEST PERSON(s) TO TALK TO?: I have no idea.
F - FAVORITE COLOR?: Blue, black, purple.
H - HOMESTATE?: Not state, but province: BC!
I - INSTRUMENT?: None... used to be piano and clarinet.
J - JUICE?: Apple.
K - KIND OF MUSIC?: Punk, rock, some pop...
L - LONGEST CAR RIDE?: 13 hours.
M - MILK FLAVOR? Banana! Or chocolate.
O - ONE WISH?: Not telling.
P - Phobias / Fears?: Escalators!
Q - FAVORITE QUOTE?: It changes all the time.
R - REASON TO SMILE: The little things my friends do.
S - SONG YOU LAST HEARD?: Pink Floyd, Mother.
U - UNKNOWN FACT ABOUT ME?: I've never had the chicken pox. I hope I don't get it, because I'd DIE!
W - WORST HABIT?: Being supercilious.
X - X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD?: Teeth, hip, etc.
Y - YUMMY FOOD?: Almost anything! (steak!)
Z - ZODIAC / ASTROLOGY SIGN?: Dragon / Virgo.

[] I'm afraid of the quiet
[] I am really ticklish
[] I'm afraid of the dark
[] I'm afraid of facing my back to open doors at night.
[x] I believe in true love
[x] I've run away from home.
[] I collect comic books.
[x] I shut others out when I'm sad
[x] I've stayed out all night.
[] I open up to others easily
[] I am keeping a secret from the world.
[] I watch the news.
[] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[x] I love Disney movies.
[] I am a sucker for pretty eyes.
[] I don't kill bugs.
[x] I curse once in a while.
[x] I curse too much
[] I have (had) "x"s in my screen name.
[x] I've slipped and fell in public
[] I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation. (Jon did that last night for illustrative purposes ONLY, which is fine by me!)
[] I love Spam.
[] I bake well.
[] I have worn pajamas to class.
[] I have owned something from Abercrombie.
[x] I have talked on a phone for 3 hours
[] I love Dr. Phil
[] I love someone
[] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS. (thank goodness I never have succumbed to that!)
[x] I am self-conscious.
[x] I love to laugh.
[] I drink alcohol on a regular basis.
[x] I drink alcohol sometimes.
[] I loved Lord of the Flies.
[x] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[] I can't swallow pills.
[x] I have a few scars.
[x] I've been out of this country.
[] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[x] I love chocolate.
[x] I love spaghetti
[] I bite my nails.
[x] I play computer games when I'm bored.
[] I cry sometimes for no reason
[x] I've gotten lost in the city.
[] Seen a shooting star.
[] Had a serious injury.
[x] Been so mad you've locked yourself in your room for the day
[] Gone out in public in your pajamas.
[] Have kissed a stranger.
[x] Hugged a stranger
[] Been in a bloody fistfight with someone of the same sex.
[] Been in a fistfight.
[] Been arrested.
[] Laughed and had some type of beverage come out of your nose.
[x] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[] Made out in an elevator.
[] Kicked a guy where it hurts on purpose.
[] Been skydiving.
[] Been bungee-jumping.
[x] gotten stitches
[] drank a whole gallon of milk in 1 hour.
[] Bitten someone.
[x] Been to Niagara Falls.
[] Gotten the chicken pox twice. (NEVER!)
[] Crashed into a car.
[] Been to Japan.
[x] Ridden in a taxi.
[] Been fired.
[x] Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[x] Stolen something

Short survey, also from Sarah G.

1. You are in the Witness Protection Program and must invent a new first, middle, and last name. What is it? I'm not posting it on the Internet in case I really DO have to go there, thanks!

2. You get to marry a famous person, dead or alive. Who would it be? Too much choice.

3. You are in charge of naming your new band - what's the name of the band? Purple Dishwater Monkeys!

4. You are going to get a free tattoo - what would it be? Dragon.

5. You are being forced to listen to one song over and over, ad infinitum, as a form of torture - what song is it? Um, let's see... Merzbow, Clouds.

6. You are leaving your state / province - what state / province do you move to? Ontario.

7. You are leaving your country... where would you move? Somewhere in Europe... or Australia!

8. You get to choose one book as the best ever written - what book do you choose? I refuse to answer this question... simply way too much choice!

9. You get to choose one movie as the best ever made - what movie do you choose? I dunno... Forrest Gump.

10. You get to spend one day each as a bird and an insect - what bird would you be? What insect? Eagle, and spider.

11. You get to re-live one year of your life. Which year? Maybe 2001.

12. Which would you least like to re-live? Any of the teen years, heh.

13. You have a time machine that will take you backwards anywhere from 1800 to the present. What decade do you most want to visit? Oh man... probably the 1920s.

14. You must choose to go skydiving or very-deep-sea diving. Which would you choose? Um... seeing as I hate these options, I'd go with the extreme sea diving.

15. You get to return to the past using that handy-dandy time machine we were talking about before, and hook up with a rock star that is no longer alive. Who do you pick? Jim Morrison.

16. You get to be a contestant on any game show, airing today or in the past - what show do you want to be on? Jeopardy.

17. You are given one million dollars, but you must give it all to one charity - what charity do you choose? Does my church count as a charity?

18. You can have 100 million dollars tax-free... if you take it, you'll die at the age of 50 - do you take it? I don't think I would.

19. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "You did the best you could, and I recognize that and love you anyway. Here is the best stuff Heaven has to offer."

20. What is your favorite word? Least favorite? Favorite: DEFENESTRATION. Least favorite: Yack, or any of those "Netspeak"-ish "words" that aren't really words... they're just WRONG! :P

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Juice and water fasts, dreams of eBay and pennies, double buffets, CDs and Nintendo

Last night, Jeremy was also telling us about the body's reaction to water fasts. He recommends that we do a juice fast first for a few days so the body doesn't go into shock, and that the water fast should only be for about three days or so. Very interesting stuff!

I had a dream last night which involved my meeting Vivian S.'s family. They seemed very nice, and were quite willing to let me, Steph, Jon, and Vivian see the particulars of their legal actions against eBay: there was a lot of math and number crunching, as well as some descriptions of how eBay had impaired the most private facet of their life together as a couple. o_O Then there was the shiny new penny from 2525, yet dated 2000... for some reason, that signified one of us turning 25. Afterwards, everyone piled into our van to meet my parents somewhere. Then my sister decided to take the van and its passengers for a road trip, crossing two long bridges in the process. Apparently, we didn't want Mom to know about it, because then she'd take us to the dentist for some painful procedures involving masks and ether. I woke up when we were home free and enjoying life... weird!

I caught up on blogs and found that Facts About Multiples has been updated, yay! After this post, I'm going to do some laundry.. then catch up on my friends pages. :D (I also plan on posting more facts elsewhere since David S. loves those and loves me for posting them, haha)

Jon's slowly been posting pictures on Flickr, and Dave's been on a cruise ("floating buffet," indeed). He drank a lot of Corona since it was cheap AND they were told to avoid the Mexican water... he also used "Back aboard the ship, I enjoyed the late night buffets even as the waves buffeted our ship -- sorry, I've wanted to write that sentence ever since I saw it used as an example for the dual-meaning word 'buffet' while studying for the GRE but never had a chance to until now." Genius! Apparently his girlfriend had nothing to worry about since his parents get along fine with her, and they love her ability to polish off big bowls of soup.

Spoz has CD reviews (Red Hot Chili Peppers / Peeping Tom), and musings about his misplaced reality which accompany pictures and such of his previous weekend at various bars and beer-soaked gigs. Steph feels nerdy about wanting to buy a Nintendo DS so she can play it on the bus / with the elementary school kids at church. Vivian has a baby announcement on her blog: "Congrats, Cheryl and Kelsey! Baby Kenzie was born on July 3 at 2:15 PM, weighing 7 pounds and 4.4 ounces." Now I know what her sister Karen's MSN message is all about, hehe.

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Pyesetz the Dog's Three-Column Meme

Oh yeah, we also discussed Neil Young's song PIECE OF CRAP and how it shouldn't be used for worship purposes at church! (and how Milestones would actually play Beck / Stereophonics) Hahaha, good times!

(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (Just my faraway friends... Phil, Dawn, Dave, and the rest of 'em.) I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses. × I love to play video games. × I've tried marijuana(I live in the city of pot, but probably don't want to try it!)
× I've watched porn movies.  (Ew! That's degrading!) × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes. I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife / razor everywhere with me.
* * * * *

× I have broken someone's bones. × I have a secret that I am ashamed to reveal. I hate the rain.
I'm paranoid at times. × I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. I need / want money right now.
I love sushi. I talk really, really fast.  (Sometimes...) × I have fresh breath in the morning.
× I have long hair. × I have lost money in Las Vegas. I have at least one sibling.
I was born in a country outside of the U.S. × I have worn fake hair / fingernails / eyelashes in the past. × I couldn't survive without Caller I.D.
× I like the way that I look. I have lied to a good friend in the last 6 months. × I am usually pessimistic.
× I have a lot of mood swings. × I think prostitution should be legalized. × I slept with a roommate.
× I have a hidden talent. × I'm always hyper no matter how much sugar I have. I have a lot of friends.
× I have pecked someone of the same sex. × I enjoy talking on the phone. I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.  (Do nighties count?)
× I love to shop and / or window shop. I'm obsessed with my Xanga or LiveJournal. × I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
× I have a mobile phone. × I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months. × I've rejected someone before.
× I currently like / love someone. I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. I want to have children in the future.
× I have changed a diaper before. × I've called the cops on a friend before. I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a lot to learn. × I am shy around the opposite sex. I'm online 24/7, even as an away message.
× I have at least 5 away messages saved. I have tried alcohol or drugs before. × I have made a move on a friend's significant other or crush in the past.
× I own the South Park movie. I have avoided assignments at work / school to be on Xanga or LiveJournal. × I enjoy some country music.
× I would die for my best friends. I'm obsessive, and often a perfectionist.  (I'm OCDL, and you all know it!) × I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
× I think Halloween is awesome because you get free candy. × I have dated a close friend's ex. I am happy at this moment.
× I'm obsessed with guys. × Democrat. × Republican.
I don't even know what I am. I am punk rockish. × I go for older guys / girls, not younger.
I study for tests most of the time. × I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met. × I can work on a car.
× I love my job(s). × I am comfortable with who I am right now. × I have more than just my ears pierced.
× I walk barefoot wherever I can. × I have jumped off a bridge. × I love sea turtles.
× I spend ridiculous amounts of money on makeup. × I plan on achieving a major goal / dream. × I am proficient on a musical instrument.
× I hate office jobs. × I went to college out of state. × I am adopted.
× I am a pyro. × I have thrown up from crying too much. × I have been intentionally hurt by people that I loved.
× I fall for the worst people. × I adore bright colours. × I usually like covers better than originals.
× I hate chain theme restaurants like Applebees and TGIFridays. × I can pick up things with my toes. I can't whistle.
I have ridden / owned a horse. × I still have every journal I've ever written in.  (I wish! Not to mention all the notes I wrote to people in school...) × I talk in my sleep.
× I've often thought that I was born in the wrong century. × I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions. × I wear a toe ring.
× I have a tattoo. × I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with. × I am a caffeine junkie.
× I am completely tree-huggy spiritual, and I'm not ashamed at all. × If I knew I would get away with it, I would commit at least one murder. × I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical, the better.
× I enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner. × I'm an artist. × I am ambidextrous.
× I sleep with so many stuffed animals, I can hardly fit on my bed. × If it weren't for having to see other people naked, I'd live in a nudist colony(Haha, ew!) × I have terrible teeth.
I hate my toes. I did this meme even though I wasn't tagged by the person who took it before me. × I have more friends on the internet than in real life.
× I have lived in either three different states or countries. × I am extremely flexible. I love hugs more than kisses.
× I want to own my own business. × I smoke. I spend way too much time on the computer than on anything else.
Nobody has ever said I'm normal. × Sad movies, games, and the like can cause a trickle of tears every now and then. × I am proficient in the use of many types of firearms and combat weapons.
× I like the way women look in stylized men's suits. I don't like it when people are unpleased or seem unpleased with me. I have been described as a dreamer or likely to have my head up in the clouds.
× I have played strip poker with someone else before. I have had emotional problems for which I have sought professional help. × I believe in ghosts and the paranormal.
× I can't stand being alone. × I have at least one obsession at any given time. × I weigh myself, pee / poo, and then weigh myself again.
× I consistently spend way too much money on obsessions-of-the-moment. × I'm a judgmental asshole. × I'm a HUGE drama-queen.
× I have travelled on more than one continent. × I sometimes wish my father would just disappear. × I need people to tell me I'm good at something in order to feel that I am.
× I am a Libertarian. I can speak more than one language. × I can fall asleep even if the whole room is as noisy as it can be.
I would rather read than watch TV. I like reading fact more than fiction. × I have pulled an all-nighter on an assignment I was given a month to do.
× I have no piercings. × I have spent the night in a train station or other public place. × I have been so upset over my physical gender that I cried.
× I once spent Christmas completely alone because there was a miscommunication on which parent was supposed to have me that night. × There have been times when I have wondered "Why was I born?" and may / may not have cried over it. × I like most animals better than most people.
× I own a collection of retro games consoles. × The thought of physical exercise makes me shiver. × I have hit someone with a dead fish.
× I am compulsively honest. × I was born with a congenital birth defect that has never been repaired. × I have danced topless in front of dozens of complete strangers.
× I have gone from wishing I was a girl to revelling in being a boy to feeling like a girl again in the span of five minutes, and not cared a whit for my actual sex. × I am unashamedly bisexual, and have different motivations for my desires for different genders. × I sometimes won't sleep a whole night or eat a whole day because I forget to.
× I find it impossible to get to sleep without some kind of music on. × I dislike milk. × I obsessively wash my hands.
× I always carry something significant around with me. × Sometimes I'd rather wear a wig in day-to-day life than use my own hair. × I've pushed myself to become more self-aware and thereby more aware of others.
× Even though I live on my own, I still cry sometimes because I miss my mother(Yeah right! That's what my mom and sister WISH! :P) × I handwrote all the HTML tags in this document. × I've liked something which a majority of people claimed was either bad or weird.
× I have been clinically dead for a brief period of time. × Instead of feeling sympathy / empathy with people and their problems, I simply become annoyed. × I participate / have participated in auto drag races and won.
× I do not 'get' most comedy acts. × I don't think strippers are money-greedy or slutty for dancing. × I don't like to chew gum.
× I am obsessed with history / historical things and can't wait for someone to build a time machine so I can be the first to use it. × I can never remember for the life of me where I parked the car. × I had the TEEN ANGST thing going for at least 2-3 years.
× I wish people would be more empathic and honest with each other. × I play Dungeons and Dragons weekly. × I love to sing.
× I want to live in my mother's basement when I grow up. × I have a custom-built computer. × I want to create a certain someone's babies, even though there's a 0% possiblity of ever achieving it.
× I would be in a relationship with one of my pets if they were human. × I've gone skinny-dipping. × I've performed in three plays.
× I enjoy burritos. × I'm Irish and loving it. × I have a thing for redheads.
× I am a twin! × Most of the times, I'd rather do something intellectual instead of doing something generically 'fun'. × Once I set out to finish something, I always stay at it until it is completed before I move on to something else.
I wish there were a way to erase past mistakes. × I sleep more than 12 hours a day. × I wish I could be prouder of what I've accomplished, but it's never enough.
× I need more time to myself. × I wish I was more open-minded. × I hope that I go really prematurely grey.
I download songs from the internet. × I've just reenacted chapter 58 of Death Note with my best friend. I say random things to freak people out.
× I'm still a little mad about the ending of Death Note. × I love playing Truth or Dare. × I love listening to slow music, but I hate singing to it.
Music helps me remember that I am not alone. × Playing my favorite sport makes me temporarily forget my problems. × I think this survey is particularly long.  (Kinda, but not really.)
I prefer my LJ friends to my real-life ones.  (Sometimes....) × I can only hate someone that I love. × I've ordered an extra two shots of espresso to an Americano at Starbucks.

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"I escaped the Bali bombing by a DAY!"

Note: LJ friends on cruise ship / LJ Step-Family / LJ Band blogquizzes. (by Christa, S, and Ezza)

Eric and Jon picked me up at around 7:20-ish, and we were off to Fellowship. We discussed random things like hand sanitizer on the way over, and had much silliness in our two Bible Study groups. My group somehow got on this tangent about Brazilian food / the Bali bombing (Billy was in that restaurant the day before it got bombed!) / Indonesian and Thai food. (HUGE Alaskan king crab legs and cheap seafood) / compassion / poverty / consumerism / coffee beans and expense. After that discussion, I was understandably hungry! I talked to Chung Yan's friend Jesse, Jon, Jeremy, and Eric for a while afterwards. Then the "different woman" Teresa said hi to us, and asked us a bunch of interesting questions... well, she asked the guys the questions through me. Samples: "So is he really your brother?" (referring to Jon), "What's your name again?", "Do you know what their nationality is?" (referring to Jeremy and Eric... Jeremy's mostly German ["not Chinese!"], and Eric's French / English / Irish / German / etc. ["he's a mutt!"]), "You have a friend named Jeremy, right?" (yes, he's standing right by me!) Ah, good times!

Andrea told us that Chuck's coming at the end of July for a month: he's working for three weeks at a hospital, and then has a week off. It'll be good to see him again! I told Helen that we should get together again: maybe next time she can get the car again and everything! Her baby Nicholas has a tooth coming in, which she didn't really notice until her sister said something about it the other day. He's been cranky lately because of the heat: he HATES it! Teresa was also asking Helen odd questions like "What's your husband's name? What does he do? Where is he now? Why isn't he here? Where's the baby?" (Danny / accountant / out / not a Christian / at home with Grandma)

The guys and I learned that some people were going to Milestones, so we decided to join them, and left the church because one of the uncles was going to clean it. Teresa said that her boyfriend (the white dude I saw before) had instructed her to wait an hour before going home since he was sleeping at her place... uh, okay. o_O We were outside discussing things like name popularity (Adolf for starters) and beer, so Teresa decided to ask me how often the guys went to the bar. She took Jeremy's joke of "twice a day!" literally, so we had to clarify. I think we all know she asks oddball questions by now ("Are you all married to each other and have kids?"), so it's fine. After learning that she lived fairly close to the church, we had to go since everyone else had left ten minutes before! ("Tell Jon that things start an hour earlier. But then that won't work after a while! You have to factor in the time it takes to get places! If it's 6:50 and something starts at 7:30, you think you have lots of time... but once it gets to 7:30, you think it's started already! So people who live 10 minutes away are 10 minutes late... 30 minutes away, 30 minutes late... but it doesn't work for 2 hours away!")

At Milestones, we were split up into two tables. I saw a steak / shrimp special on the menu, plus Kobe meatloaf... but as Jeremy said, that was like 5 bowls of Pho. Besides, I wasn't THAT hungry: I eventually went with a grilled chicken salad, Jon had a chicken focaccia sandwich (normally a lunchtime item, but he was in luck), Eric had Thai chicken drumettes, and Jeremy had spinach dip. We talked about beer, music, my mom's misconception that Joan Osborne's ONE OF US was a good church kiddy choir song, Ultimate, mishearings ("fragrance," "permeate"), Spanish / English, documentaries on Guantanamo Bay, how Jeremy used to be really picky about food as a kid, Pho in travel guides, etc. Jon told Vivian that the Caribbean cruise was interesting: they kept saying "You won't see these people ever again, so you can act like idiots!" and that amused him. (there WERE a lot of young people on the ship...) We also looked at the pictures Lesley had of our friends' babies: Hannah, Megan, Nathaniel, etc.

We noticed white chocolate cheesecake and key lime pie on the dessert menu too... so good, yet we were too cheap for it. ;) Jeremy noticed a "Prickly Pear" drink, and a "Blood Orange" margarita / mojito. That led to jokes about pork blood and the chicken and the egg. We also tried guessing what the other table was eating: calamari, artichoke dip, and other things. After dropping Jeremy off on the way home, we discussed cackling / worship practice / taxis / other such stuff. It was fun, for the most part!

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Friday, July 07, 2006

Weird dream about killing people and mystery / Top 25 Books Meme

I had a weird dream that involved a bunch of my friends, like Cindy F. and Nick T. (Nick looked very much like a Botticelli Angel) Somehow, we had to kill people and figure out who was behind unexplained deaths. We eventually figured things out: hypnotism and stuff worked well. Very weird...

Your Moschino Summer Look Is

You Are Most Like George W. Bush

So what if you're not exactly popular? You still rule the free world.
And while you may be quite conservative now, you knew how to party back in the day!

What have I read?
These are the 25 most popular overall books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
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These are the 25 most popular scifi books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Neuromancer - William Gibson
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Dune - Frank Herbert
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
The Diamond Age - Neal Stephenson
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
The Stand - Stephen King
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
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Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Emma - Jane Austen
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Persuasion - Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
Hamlet - William Shakespeare
The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
Candide - Voltaire, Norman Cameron
Complete Tales and Poems - Edgar Allan Poe
King Lear - William Shakespeare
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
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These are the 25 most popular modern-classic books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Nineteen Eighty-four - George Orwell
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
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These are the 25 most popular contemporary books at What Should I Read Next?
I liked it!I didn't like it!I want to read it!
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Atonement - Ian McEwan
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The World According to Garp - John Irving
Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture - Douglas Coupland
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
Freakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs - Chuck Klosterman
Notes from a Small Island - Bill Bryson
The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Eats, Shoots, & Leaves - Lynne Truss
Dry - Augusten Burroughs
My Friend Leonard - James Frey (if not fiction!)
Moneyball - Michael Lewis
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
Getting Things Done - David Allen
Stiff - Mary Roach
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson
Under the Banner of Heaven - Jon Krakauer
Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling
The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Watership Down - Richard Adams
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Once and Future King - T.H. White
Abhorsen - Garth Nix
Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle, Keith Scaife
The Witches - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
Time Quartet - Madeleine L'Engle
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
A Little Princess: The Story of Sara Crewe - Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett, Robin Lawrie
The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum
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One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
Dance, Dance, Dance - Haruki Murakami
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
Blindness - Jose Saramago
Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
The Stranger - Albert Camus
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Outsider - Albert Camus
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow - Peter Hoeg
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel
South of the Border, West of the Sun - Haruki Murakami
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Thursday, July 06, 2006

The greatest message board filter ever! / Firefox freezing and Corey's remote assistance

Note: LJ high school stereotyped friends / LJ friends as Hollywood stars / LJ summer road trip / LJ ice cream flavors blogquizzes. (by S, Jaya, and Harlequin)

I just heard about the GREATEST MESSAGE BOARD FILTER EVER! Someone on GRAMMAR_WHORES just posted this:

I frequent a forum at which the admins created a filter for a few commonly misspelled words. Any time someone uses "definately," it shows up as: (NOTE: I AM TOO STUPID TO KNOW HOW TO SPELL "DEFINITELY" CORRECTLY).

The same thing goes for "rediculous." It's a beautiful, beautiful thing. :-D My favorite part is when the poster has no clue what is going on, so he / she edits the post. He / she doesn't correct the spelling, but adds a line to the bottom of the post that says something like, "Edit: Hay guys, why does it say that? I (NOTE: I AM TOO STUPID TO KNOW HOW TO SPELL "DEFINITELY" CORRECTLY) typed in (NOTE: I AM TOO STUPID TO KNOW HOW TO SPELL "DEFINITELY" CORRECTLY) rite. Guys? What is going on?"

HAHAHAHAHA! I wish the admins at a certain forum I frequent would do that, but unfortunately they think it's a bad idea. :(

Talked to Corey on real MSN, haha. Firefox was not working, so I asked him about that. :P At least it works now!

Flami: my sister's a gelatinous cube! says: sex is overrated
Corey says: and why do you say that?
Flami says: because Firefox is being a piece of crap
Corey says: what does that have to do with sex?
Flami says: sex?!
Flami says: because as soon as I said that, Firefox decided not to work
Corey says: okay, then why did you say that before Firefox stopped working?
Flami says: heck if I know...
Flami says: oh yeah... I was reading a page full of sex quotes in my latest Bathroom Reader
Corey says: well, anyone that makes quotes like that just hasn't had good experiences or been with people that knew what they were doing :P
Flami says: so... why won't Firefox work?
Corey says: how should I know? :P
Flami says: I thought you were the guru
Flami says: it was working slowly before I decided to restart
Corey says: just saying Firefox doesn't work doesn't tell me anything :P
Flami says: heh, so... what the heck?!
Corey says: don't be so vulgar
Corey says: you're supposed to say "what the f**k?!" or "what the f**king f**k!?!" or even "what the hell, motherf**ker?!?!" if you want to be polite
Flami says: whatever
Corey says: so why is it not working?
Flami says: like *I* know?! :P
Flami says: it shows me a browser window, but then freezes soon afterwards
Corey says: when you go somewhere specific?
Flami says: when I start it up
Corey says: hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and make sure it's not running in Task Manager
Corey says: then start it up
Flami says: there was only one instance of it...
Flami says: but I've done that at least 10 times by now
Corey says: well, what's the default homepage? maybe that's screwing it up
Flami says: the Yahoo Mail page?!
Corey says: well, did you click the "send report" thing when it crashed? :P sometimes that actually gives you a response with some info about things
Flami says: well, it won't let me do that
Corey says: uh.. why not? :P that comes up whenever something crashes
Corey says: it's part of Windows...
Flami says: yeah, I know... but it won't come up since Mozilla just freezes
Corey says: .. that only comes up IF something freezes :P it then crashes and a Windows thing pops up
Corey says: kill the task and then it should come up
Flami says: well, it didn't
Flami says: would you like to come over here and verify things for yourself?!
Corey says: okay... hold on, I'll be right over
Flami says: uh-huh
Corey says: so how do I get there? :P I'll start out north on I-25 I think, but from there, I'm not sure where to go :P I'll have to go west at some point
Flami says: look it up on Mapquest.. I have no idea about Colorado
Corey says: Colorado's easy, north on I-25 for like 30 minutes or less, and I'm out of it
Corey says: and most anything else important in Colorado is south on I-25
Corey says: it runs along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, which is where most people live
Corey says: west of that is mountains, east is plains
Flami says: okay... so would you like to do that thing with my computer?
Corey says: what thing is that?
Corey says: Netmeeting into it?
Flami says: yeah
Corey says:
well, give me your IP then, and open up Netmeeting
Corey says: (start menu, run, "conf")
Corey says: What's My IP?
Flami says: oh wait.. what about that thing you did with Amber? That sounds better!
Corey says: that's what we did
Corey says: Netmeeting
Flami says: (not the OTHER thing... the, er, remote desktop)
Flami says: unless that's the same thing
Corey says: you could also get on MSN and try the remote assistance thing
Corey says: real MSN
Corey says: wait, you are :P
Corey says:
Corey says: Actions, Request Remote Assistance
Corey says: try that and if that doesn't work, we can just do Netmeeting
Flami says: let's see
Flami says: you there?
Corey says: nope
Flami says: cheh
Flami says: let's see..

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Corey says: says it's trying to connect..
Flami says: what is?
Corey says: it looks like it did connect
Corey says: I had a login screen for a second, now it says "waiting for an answer," but your screen is just black
Flami says: oh hey, I have this thing on my taskbar now
Corey says: hey, I can see you now
Corey says: !
Corey says: wow, I can see that twice
Flami says: how interesting...
Corey says: okay, so show me Firefox
Corey says: so why are you putting our whole conversation in a LiveJournal entry?
Flami says: why else?
Flami says: so I can remember it if things go screwy again
Corey says: MSN keeps its own chatlogs, you know
Corey says: you can just look at your MSN history
Flami says: not by default?
Flami says: oh, just found it
Flami says: as for Firefox... okay
Flami says: what did you do to my desktop?
Corey says: I can't do anything to your desktop. :P all I can do is view it right now
Flami says: then why does it look like what it does at present?
Corey says: and what's that? :P no picture? :P maybe it turned it off for the Remote Assistance thing
Corey says: Remote Desktop doesn't send the desktop image by default since huge pictures slow things down
Corey says: yeah, I wish the admins would do that too
Corey says: it's actually a good idea
Corey says: of course your mom is into hentai
Corey says: so open Firefox already so I can see the problem :P unless you just want me to watch you reply to messages
Flami says: hahaha, sorry
Flami says: this is my desktop.........
Flami says: it's just GREY... there used to be an image before...
Flami says: now, here is Firefox
Corey says: like I told you, it's probably just because Remote Assistance is running
Corey says: which sucks because that means I can't get you to give me control and then change your desktop to Lemon Party or something
Corey says: well, you do appear to be just about completely out of memory.. that RAM utility shows 12-13 megs free right now
Corey says: that's not too good
Corey says: Firefox is kind of a RAM hog these days
Flami says: if you do that, you KNOW what I'll do to you..
Flami says: yeah, that's probably because I have all this stuff running..
Corey says: how much RAM do you have? :P show me Task Manager
Flami says: here
Corey says: well, you do have some crap running that you shouldn't have
Corey says: like winampa and realsched and stuff like that
Corey says: that shouldn't be a huge drain on RAM, though
Flami says: so then what's going on?
Corey says: give me control for a bit and I'll go through your MSconfig stuff and look through Task Manager. :P I think you might just be out of memory
Corey says: it'll probably go faster if I just disable stuff really quick :P
Flami says: probably I should do something like that before I re-install this beast
Corey says: reinstall what? Firefox?
Flami says: yeah
Corey says: well, let me mess with it a bit, I can definitely at least free up a little RAM pretty quickly
Corey says: .... *three years later* ....
Flami says: OH! oops

[he messed around with my computer and Task Manager for a bit, and sent me this in the Remote Assistance chat window:

so which button says it's okay? they're cut off :P
you have a lot of annoying crap that pops up :P
some of that probably does nothing but slow stuff down

like Spybot.. AVG checks for spyware, so you don't need another program running constantly.. those type of things REALLY slow things down

definitely don't want more than one anti-virus-ish thing running actively all the time

try restarting.. see if you have a little more memory free

next would probably be disabling Spybot, and probably 300 firewalls you have running :P]

Flami says: hey, I have a picture now! you were right
Corey says: well, of course I am :P
Flami says: aiya... I'm going to restart now
Corey says: okay

[after restarting, I found that the same thing happened again!]

Flami says: AIYOH
Corey says: now what?
Flami says: same thing
Corey says: how much RAM is free?
Flami says: 18-23
Corey says: before starting Firefox?
Flami says: oh, then it was around 45-ish
Corey says: that is not much :P start up Remote Assistance again... I want to look at some other RAM stuff. and open up Task Manager before I take control, I don't know if Ctrl+Alt+Delete will work.. probably just does it on my computer, not yours
Flami says: hold on

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Flami says: it DOES work on my computer
Corey says: huh? I meant if *I* push that trying to make it happen on YOUR computer, it may not work :P of course it will for you
Flami says: oh, never mind
Flami says: so... when will this thing start?
Corey says: I don't know
Corey says: cancel and try it again

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Flami says: weird
Flami says: this thing started okay before
Corey says: yeah, I don't know what's up with it now
Flami says: so do we go HARDCORE?
Flami says: like Netmeeting
Corey says: if you want
Flami says: okay, let's do it
Corey says: give me your IP then :P
Corey says:
Corey says: What is My IP? :P
Corey says: second one
Flami says: [IP deleted]
Corey says: have Netmeeting running?
Corey says: run -> "conf" to start it up
Flami says: gotcha
Flami says: went through a bunch of stuff... let's see...
Flami says: okay, go do your thing
Corey says: go to Tools, Remote Desktop Sharing
Flami says: I hear weird noises. normal?
Corey says: noises like what?
Corey says: me typing?
Corey says: it might be broadcasting sound :P
Flami says: noises like GRUNK GRUNK
Corey says: grunk grunk?
Flami says: yes!
Flami says: like right there
Corey says:
Corey says: I'm not hearing a grunk :P
Flami says: well, it doesn't sound like typing :P
Corey says: still hearing it?
Flami says: yes
Corey says: I'm playing a game.. so if you hear swords and stuff like "outsider!! kill!!"...
Flami says: oh
Flami says: not hearing any of that
Corey says: well, that's the only real noises going on over here
Corey says: so are you sharing your desktop yet? :P
Flami says: actually, now that you mention it.. I *am* hearing weird grunting noises.
Flami says: I thought I just did!
Corey says: hearing them now?
Flami says: yes
Corey says: okay, that's the game :P
Flami says: figured that... now SHARE, you thing
Corey says: you have to do that
Flami says: yes, I know :P I was talking to the Netmeeting application
Corey says: actually, you can also go to Sharing and pick Desktop from there
Flami says: let's see if that works
Corey says: I can see it now
Corey says: did you cancel it?
Flami says: I don't think so
Corey says: I'll try again..
Corey says: oh, if you do stuff, it takes control away from me :P so leave your computer alone while I mess with it
Flami says: hi, I'm Leslie and I suck!
Flami says: Corey!
Corey says: oh, you do not
Corey says: be nice
Corey says: see? you stole control back
Corey says: okay, now I'll actually do that stuff
Flami says! says: so don't type stuff like that in the window then! :P
Corey says: okay, now push Enter in that IE window :P
Corey says: I think you would most definitely benefit from more RAM.... at least 512MB, preferably like 1GB. not super expensive from

you hardly have any RAM.. so you're using all of that, plus almost all your virtual memory, which is on your hard drive and slooooooow
Corey says: any speed issues are almost surely from that... right now, you're using close to 512 including virtual memory... so having 512 of actual RAM would help a lot.. but having more than that (since you're not even running a lot of stuff at the moment and it's almost using that up) would definitely help... you don't want to have to use virtual memory much
Corey says: it's slow
Flami says: IE window?
Flami says: I don't THINK so!
Corey says: I can see your background on this one :P
Corey says: well, I saw the bottom edge anyway
Flami says: what background?
Corey says: your desktop
Flami says: okay, what did you do to my MSN window while I was taking a shower? :P
Corey says: I didn't touch MSN :P the Lemon Party window that I didn't even hit Enter on is all I did other than look at system settings to see that you need more RAM
Flami says: yeah... so what does that have to do with Firefox again?
Corey says: if you have RAM, things will run much much better...
Corey says: and is Firefox working? you have a Firefox window open
Corey says: I didn't check it out, though
Flami says: oh hey, it works (for now?)
Flami says: maybe I'll ask white Eric about that
Corey says: ask green Eric
Flami: my sister's a gelatinous cube! says: you KNOW why I say that :P
Corey says: green Eric can turn into the Incredible Hulk and fight off bad guys
Corey says: does he know how to install RAM? :P it's very simple.. you just plug it in :P no configuration changes on the computer or anything
Corey says: just buy the right type and pop it in
Flami says: he's a computer science person, so I figure he does
Corey says: uh, if he is, then I'd certainly hope he could handle installing RAM :P
Flami says: there you go
Corey says: well, ask him about it. :P he should be able to figure out what type you need. probably SDRAM, I don't think your computer is old enough to still need PC133 or something...
Flami says: do I need to know what that is?
Corey says: SDRAM? :P just the type of RAM to buy (probably)
Corey says: I'd suggest one 512MB stick or two... or one 1GB :P and take your old RAM out. :P just replace it with at least 512MB, preferably 1GB, either as two 512s, or one 1GB :P
Flami says: okay...
Flami says: pages turning? is that it?
Corey says: pages turning? what are you talking about?
Flami says: I heard what sounded like pages turning.... although I guess it could have been swords or something
Corey says: I'm not playing the game anymore
Corey says: I have music going now
Flami says: so why do I hear what sounds like people talking?
Corey says: uh, Oderus was just talking
Flami says: now what the heck is THAT?!
Corey says: Oderus singing about pee and sperm :P
Corey sends:

Flami says: oh dear
Flami says: I think I have that one already
Corey says: no you don't :P I got that CD in the mail when Jane was here
Corey says: it's from You're All Worthless & Weak
Flami says: I have 2 songs with that title on the DVD thing, but okay :P
Corey says: sure, you have that song.. but not Oderus going off about pee and sperm between songs :P it's a live album
Flami says: haha, okay
Corey says: that stuff is one of the best things about GWAR shows / live recordings

You have successfully received C:\Documents and Settings\leslie\My Documents\My Received Files\07 - I'm In Love With A Dead Dog.mp3 from Corey.

Flami says: got it
Corey says: well, now you can listen to it then :P
Flami says: I should probably close the Netmeeting thing..
Flami says: heaven knows what's going on
Corey says: you can close it if we don't need to do anything else (probably not) and you don't want me watching your screen :P
Corey says: then you can go to [site deleted] or whatever without me seeing
Flami says: COREY! is that even a real site?
Corey says: probably
Corey says: try it :P
Flami says: no, I don't want it in my drop-down site in Firefox!
Corey says: you can delete history, you know
Corey says: Firefox makes it pretty easy, actually :P
Corey says: it'll clear the dropdowns, too
Flami says: it just did
Corey says: Ctrl+Shift+Del and you get a menu with options for that kind of thing
Flami says: oh
Corey says: or Tools -> Clear Private Data
Corey says: so then when you're done at [site deleted], you can just clear that stuff Flami says:
Corey says: why don't you make that into an icon instead of linking to it?
Corey says: MSN does custom icons, you know
Flami says: yeah, I know
Corey says: so make 'em :P
Corey says:
just put ( ) or something around the text string you use for it
Corey says: some people would just use "yuck"... so every time they type the word "yuck," you get the icon instead of the word.. and that is really f**king annoying
Flami says: eh, maybe later...
Flami says: OH YEAH! What's with the System Configuration window?
Corey says: what about it?
Corey says: the one I had open? you can close it.. I was looking at your RAM
Flami says: "You have used this to make changes to the way Windows starts, blah blah blah"
Corey says: I didn't change anything in System
Corey says: I did with MSconfig before you reset it...
Corey says: just tell it that it's okay and not to ask.. maybe it's from that. I didn't notice that when I was on there though
Flami: my sister's a gelatinous cube! says: okay

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