Saturday, August 05, 2006

BBT / Fred is a proxy Tomlin?! / Rudeness in China / Darfur / Dragon Ball running jokes / Quizzes

Eric H. showed up on MSN just now, and suggested going for bubble tea ourselves later on: that might be doable, heh. I told him what Eric M. and Jon had said about hanging out with him, then he went off for his dinner plans. Says he'll call me after that... fine with me!

Dave has PVR at his place, helped Fred move (proxy Tomlin, indeed), totally embarrassed a salesman with the price difference between Dell and Future Shop ($170?!), and thinks he's coming down with something. Spoz had his usual assortment of weekender photos up (DJ Shadow and beer!), and Steph mused about the church league hockey season being over because of a loss. She also hopes she has earwax buildup (not going deaf!) because of what the doctor said last time she couldn't hear anything. (can't hear her co-workers unless they're standing right in front of her) I have that from time to time. :P

Vivian posted PNE coupons for her own reference, Phil posted another picture (getting away from your blog's purpose again, dude? :P) and mused about his dad / what Phil needed him to do and understand, and Jen mused about guys and driving again after at least a year. At least her mom also thinks she did okay at it... flirting on MSN and the male tendency to never call when you're supposed to are two things that I know about very well. ;)

While catching up on blogs, I remembered that Dawn comes home to Vancouver today... WHEE! It'll be good to see her, for sure! She was certainly ready to go home a couple days ago when she went into what had to be the most ghetto restaurant ever... sticky film covering everything, slippery floors, and other such atrocities made some Muslim place in Beijing look like Gotham's! She also ranted about rude people: having a four-year-old kid say "What the f*** are YOU looking at?!" on a crowded subway and having a woman ream you (and your blind uncle) for brushing past her on the sidewalk are SO not the best experiences! She did post pictures of Tibetans and scenery, so her last weeks in the Far East haven't been ALL bad. ;)

Jon says he's a tease in promising posts that never really appear on his blog, but he did detail the Dragon Ball running joke of combining weird flavors because of our experimental nature / being there so often. (good times with him, Jeremy, Eric, Nathan, and me!) Starfruit / strawberry or black plum / red bean? Bring it ON, coz straight strawberry gets boring after a while! There WAS the "combine everything that starts with the same letter" joke we had a while ago... apparently, Jon saw Horlicks on the menu. He immediately thought of "garlic," so turned to Jeremy and asked if that would be worth trying out in the future. I dunno... maybe even Mom wouldn't try it, and SHE LOVES GARLIC! (I remember the Gilroy garlic festival six years ago, haha) He also had a post letting the blog universe know about the Darfur Grouse Grind thing... that post lacked links since he was so tired, but I'll do them since I'm OCDL about that even if I am kinda tired too. ;)

Editorial on Darfur from the Washington Times
Darfur is Dying! Imagine your women getting raped as they go to get water for the family in a refugee camp... now you can play this video game depicting the fear and violence Darfurians face!
Passion of the Present... follow the (in)action in Darfur!
Coalition for Darfur

Speaking of Dragon Ball and bubble tea, here's the BBT tally for June and July: {all past bubble tea tallies here}


raspberry @ Peanuts [Richmond Public Market] (Sunday, June 18)
pudding @ Dragon Ball (Monday, June 26)
coffee @ Pearl Castle (Sunday, July 2)
raspberry @ Dragon Ball (Friday, July 21)

The flower quiz below is courtesy of Kitty (bornwitch).

I am an

What Flower
Are You?

"You are a very sensual person. You like to experience all the sights, smells, tastes, and textures the world has to offer. Ordinary be damned, because you want to do it all."

You Should Rule Mercury

Close to the sun, Mercury has very long days - and is rarely visible to the rest of the solar system.

You are perfect to rule Mercury, because you live for the present - and can truly enjoy a day that goes on forever.
Like Mercury, you are quick and elusive. Your wit is outstanding, and you can win any verbal sparring match.

Some people see you as superficial, but in truth, you just play many roles and have many interests.
A great manipulator, you usually get what you want from people. And they're happy to give it to you.

You Should Wear Pale Pink Lipstick

Sweet, sassy, and a little bit retro.

Your look: Innocent Sex Kitten

Your signature lip gloss flavor: Bubble Gum

I honestly don't think that would work for me, since I'm Chinese. But I guess you never know!

Testriffic IQ test

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No Stateside trip... bank's closed! / I hate tripping over myself, man! / Choosing cards is annoying

Right now, I'm eating that Nanaimo Bar my mom gave me yesterday... good thing I put it in the freezer when I got home after lunch! No, it's not my lunch for today... I plan on eating some pizza to fulfill that food requirement. (and I have to take a shower and such before 8:10 too!)

I got to the bank before 12 today, only to find out that it was CLOSED! (probably because of the long weekend) That means no Stateside trip for me, since I don't want to borrow money from my sister to finance it. So disappointing! When I got home after waiting in the heat for a bus (not fun), I tripped over my own jeans while I was wearing them! This is one of the times that I wish I didn't have cerebral palsy! It normally doesn't affect me THAT much, but it sure does in these situations... thank goodness it happened when I was HOME and not still out and about! After I finished grumbling about THAT, I called my sister (who was still walking around the Park Royal mall parking lot with people) to let her know about the circumstances beyond my control and how that affected my long weekend plans to go Stateside with her and Vivian... maybe next time!

At least I managed to accomplish some more card-buying at London Drugs while I was out, since I didn't want to waste the excursion. I saw a cool 16th birthday card with a pop float on the front: that'll go to Adam and Andrew on September 20. I'm not being cheap because they're twins (I always had separate cards for Sarah and Hannah), but I just can't tell them apart! (my sister also has this problem) Then I saw a 30th birthday card ("Give me the bad news, Doc... I can take it." "You're 30... sorry, there was nothing we could do!") which would be perfect for Terry. Hey, I gotta do the "30th birthday card" thing to someone before it's done to me in a few weeks! ;)

Finding Anthony's baptism card proved to be the most difficult thing today. London Drugs USED to have adult baptism cards (or cards suitable to use for the occasion), but they don't have those anymore... baby baptism cards are not acceptable! I really wasn't willing to get lost today trying to find the local Christian bookstore, or go to other card shops to see what they had. The religious cards didn't quite cut it, even the congratulatory / support / "thinking of you" ones. There was one that would have been fine, except for the fact that it was pink and flowery. I might not have been willing to overlook the "You're A True Friend" inscription, however... I really don't know him THAT well! There was a yellow card which was fine on the front ("praising God in the sunshine"), but the blurb inside the card said something about thinking of the person in times of stress and thanking God for them / their friendship. The second part works, but the first one SO does not!

Then I moved on to the generic congratulations cards, which weren't quite what I was looking for. The blank cards were also all inappropriate for various reasons: one had a martini on the front, for example. While that wouldn't have been TOO bad (we're talking about giving this "baptism" card to a person who wore a cannabis T-shirt for his baptism interview, after all!), the blurb next to the drink said something about a good friend knowing how to choose their martinis... uh, not good for the occasion! Others were too girly and pink: unless Anthony secretly loves girly stuff, those would not have sufficed!

There were these cards with a cartoon man saying "Dude!" / "Sweet!" and "Word!" on the front, and the inside had the same dude saying a more drawn-out version of the same thing. I briefly considered giving Anthony the "Word!" one, with an explanation about how he could think of the "Wooooord!" as God's Word... but then quickly discarded it: I'm not THAT irreverent, and especially not at a baptism! After looking around some more and getting frustrated, I finally settled on the "Dude!" one: I can just tie that in with "Dude! You're getting baptized! That's a big step in your faith, blah blah blah"... right? ;)

I also saw this card about "your thoughts at various ages on beer" which would have been perfect for Jon and Jeremy: too bad I already got their cards already for this year, and I might forget that I have it next year when the time comes! (although I already have Karen Choo's September 2007 card only because "youth knows no age" isn't really appropriate for anyone else that I give cards to!) Eh, maybe next time... October and November 2007 cards aren't THAT far removed from September 2007! I thought of the cards Jon and I had signed for Frances, her sister Elaine, and their sister-in-law Rosenda: that reminds me that I need to get a 1st birthday card for Rosenda's son Ian! There was a cute one in the store with a Care Bear and letter blocks too... maybe next time, since there's just under two months yet till October 1!

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Dream: Winter challenges and mailing Christmas cards

Hey, Eric H. left me a message on MSN saying that he'd be by at around 8! That's pretty okay, and I don't mind at all. At least Eric M. has signed my blue guestbook since Chinese Eric came over last, heh. (last time, Chinese Eric was wondering whether anyone else ever came over, hahaha) Now it's time to go to the bank and get some US money...

My subconscious decided to bring me another weird dream last night. This one started out with my friends and me being lined up outside in the dead of winter with snow all around. Apparently to get inside a house, we had to traverse the icy terrain without complaining. Eric M. was grinning, as he had a bucket full of hot water which he poured on a picnic table and the ground at one point. Once we got inside the house (think one of those foreboding huts from CHRONICLES OF NARNIA or Chinese movies), my dad led us to a room full of chocolate and other such goodies. It was white candy painted over with vibrant colors (red, blue, orange, green, etc.)... we weren't really supposed to eat a lot of it, but I did anyhow. (along with everyone else!)

This somehow earned a lecture from my dad to Danny W. (looking older than he is now, with a beard) and other people. He said that he could see the future, and that Danny would die in an MVA... poor Danny looked absolutely horrified at that! Then I went to mail Christmas cards, even to some people whom I was with at the time! (I could just give the stuff to them, ya think?!) This included Billy / Stella / Benjamin (whose name was "Willy" on the envelope until the address label was crossed out and corrected) and Rick / Wai-Mui / Hannah / Priscilla. I remember mailing the cards to welfy (Erin) and chibi_blackie (Natalie) as well, sealing those envelopes with a little Bible cross sticker like the ones I used to be able to get at Pilgrims / other Christian bookstores.

Then I woke up and typed up this entry... time to catch the bus!

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Benny called me by name for the first time ever! / Meeting Dallas

I got to the mini-mall in plenty of time to meet Eric, so I went to Supermarket 2000 (the Chinese market next door to Richmond Sushi) to browse. They had five-packs of Koka instant noodles for sale: I got all the flavors available since it was a dollar cheaper than it would have been, and I'd never tried it before. I sure hope I like it, what with 30 packs in my kitchen now... tom yam, curry, chicken satay, spicy Singapore fried, original stir-fry, and pepper crab! Eric saw me outside the market, and put my purchases (which also included a 100-pack of Happy Brand seaweed, and some Ovaltine biscuits) in his trunk: good call, since I really didn't want to haul them around all night! Then he hummed Van Morrison's Moondance, and asked if I recognized the tune: of course I did!

I told him about Chinese Eric wanting to hang out with us: seems white Eric is going to his former roommate's wedding next week, and he's going to Victoria / Qualicum tomorrow for the long weekend... but maybe next week on the weekdays! (Jon's going to the fireworks tomorrow, he said later) Then he quizzed me about where the city of Vernon was located in the Okanagan, and somehow mashed "drive" and "ride" together to get "dried" when I asked him how he'd get to the wedding. We also talked about how my dad wants me to "protect his stomach" by not going out to eat as much after Fellowship since he can't eat everything anymore. On a related topic, Eric thought he might be hungry after the program since he and his co-workers had ordered "all you can eat" sushi. He hadn't had all he could eat, since he had to leave early!

When we got to church, we said hi to Jeremy and listened to the Resonate worship service for a minute or so (we could hear it from Garden!) before going downstairs. Once we got downstairs, I apologized to Jeremy for my mom's actions on Wednesday: he just didn't know what was going on when she handed him the phone, so he was understandably kinda confused. (I hope she never does that again!) During worship and announcements, Jeremy and Eric thought Dylan and Karen had forgotten their promo of Thursday night prayer meeting, but they hadn't. I noticed Vivian's Happy Bunny T-shirt, and commented on it: we love the snark! :D

Just before we got started, I waved hello to Mike T. and Emily. I was very surprised when Benny CALLED ME BY NAME FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! ("Hey Leslie, how's it going?") All I could think of to say was "Good, Ben." before I sat down next to Eric and Jeremy! That was a nice point in the evening, for sure! There was some amusement in Bible Study when we learned that people in ancient Corinth did not know modern neurophysiology, and believed that a person thought with their midsection! (there are some big midsections in the world, as Karen said to Vivian...)

Later, I went upstairs when Sheena said they were just eating snacks. I told her and Danielle about my glasses, and showed them the old pair with the arm broken off... they agreed that it was terrible! When I saw a couple of people playfully beating Mike K. up, I asked him what was with that: he didn't know, but wanted it to stop! I noticed Sam's red "HEAVY DRINKER" T-shirt right away, and joked that he should have my blue Corona Extra cap to go with it, while giving him a dubious look. Joe said that I should read the back, so I did: it was a quote from Jesus about drinking water and how those that come to Him will never thist. Very clever!

Speaking of red T-shirts, I was talking to Nathan and Jon when someone told us to look at Anthony's: apparently, he'd worn it to his baptism interview tonight! You're thinking, "Red T-shirt? Yeah, so what?" But wait.. it was a T-shirt with a drawing of a CANNABIS LEAF, hahaha! We asked who'd done his baptism interview (probably Joe), and then joked that Uncle Hansel would have just failed him immediately upon seeing it! Jon and Nathan can be irreverent, but even they'd probably think about it and go for something a little more respectable! (and I'm not dissing Anthony, either... it was just kinda funny!)

While I made my brother sign a bunch of birthday cards for Erin / Frances / Rosenda / Elaine (he still has hers) / Chinese Eric / Nina, he mentioned his friend Dallas in conversation. I *had* noticed a new guy around, but then there were a bunch of newcomers because of Resonate, so I didn't think too much of him being there. (Charis [who was surprised when I addressed her by name since I didn't talk to her at Summer Conference], Esther, and others) I asked Jon who that was, and THEN he formally introduced us! He got here yesterday from Toronto, and Jon apparently introduced him to a couple of beer places today on his first full day here. Then he gave us the best reason Nathan had ever heard for wanting to be in medicine: his family went through a time of sickness a while ago, so he wanted to help them somehow! So that led to a tangent of Nathan telling him about his counselling work.

We discussed Richmond Centre, his living near Eunice (important for Sam to know: yes, we mean your cousin!), the greatly-reduced temperature here as compared to Toronto (Jon checked yesterday: "feels like 48 degrees!"), Darfur / the Grouse Grind "three times in a day" fundraiser (since Sean, Nathan, and Eric asked Jon and Jeremy), and other things. Plenty of time for him to get settled if he's here for four years studying medicine, as I told him. Jackie and Steph were chasing each other around the church, so we told him that Steph was our other HYPER sister (confirmed when she came up to bug us) and that she's built like a football player. He's staying with some relative's friends or something, and they sleep early... he didn't have the keys to the house, which was a problem at 10:30 PM! Since we thought we were going to Dragon Ball afterwards (but didn't since it was after 11 when we left), we got Sam to drive him home. (Rich could drive Mike K. home, so Dallas could get home a little faster!)

Sean and Nathan were talking about things, and I interrupted to ask Sean whether he'd received the birthday card that I mailed to him in February. He had indeed, and hugged me in belated thanks. The only other person who'd remembered was his sister (and family), and you'd kinda expect Vanessa to keep the day in mind! I saw Becky and talked to her for a bit: she's here for good now (not in Saskatchewan), and is going back to school to do children's ministry in the fall. The "different woman" Teresa came up to my brother and asked him about something: when I asked her later, she said that she wanted to learn piano, and heard he teaches it. Good sense, heh. Then we all watched as Jon chest-chopped people, and listened to Chris complain that Steph had hip-checked him again... but not as hard as last time, which is a plus!

We eventually went outside and continued our discussions on the church steps. Jon and I told Nathan that if he was going to have a "reflection day" on Monday, he should turn his cell OFF even if it's going to be hard! Lesley overheard that, and told us that she personally referred to those things as "knee journeys." (Nathan and I misheard it as "need journeys," although Jon got it right away) For some reason, she asked Jon if he'd been home at all today: the answer was no, but that he got bouncy / more energetic at night since he's a night person. Jeremy and Jon were discussing the documentation of their Darfur Grouse Grind fundraiser (for which Sean gave them $20 without even reading the material Jon had printed out on the subject!): they brought up digicams and video. I suggested that they could Youtube everything later, which Jeremy thought was a good idea since there aren't a lot of Darfur videos on the site. Jon thought my idea was hilarious, and wished they knew about that in February when they documented the Toronto Darfur Walk. Then Lesley brought up a Three Hills (Alberta) Winter Conference where her nose hairs froze, since Jeremy said that his beard was frozen that time in Toronto! Jeremy said that "funny" and "fart" videos were very popular on Youtube... why am I not surprised at the declining state of society? :P

Everyone found it funny when Daniel gave Nathan a big kitchen garbage bag full of vegetables from Michelle's mom... as Daniel told Jon, they could also come in handy if HE came over to eat! That made Jon's night, haha. Steph gave Jon his metallic coffee mug: he'd left it at the Pho restaurant tonight by accident, so the waitress ran after Vanessa to give it back! When we left to go to the car, Steph made a comment to Angus about pinching his boobs: Eric, Jon, and I had to stop and hear that story! (made easier by Angus telling Melia on his cell phone) Apparently, that grew out of a discussion about pinching people's butts. The guys noticed that Angus was about to run over a bunch of ants with his car too, haha. Why were there so many ants? Because it was near the church AND the stinky Pho garbage bin! (ew, yuck!)

On the way home, I told Steph that I'd heard she couldn't attend the wedding in September, and that I somehow needed to tell that to Auntie Kwai. She gets back into Abbotsford from the Mexico trip at 7 or 8 PM that night (according to Michelle), which is too bad: she was looking forward to the Kirin food! The last time I ate there was probably Helen and Danny's wedding banquet in 2002, while Steph last ate there with Uncle Michael (?) or with Grandma, Pastor Edward, and Pastor Edward's mom after a three-hour trip to Sears for suit-buying purposes. Once I told Steph that I was going on the Stateside trip with her and Vivian S. (and maybe Jessica S.), she told me to go to the bank tomorrow before it closed (3?) to get some US currency for food / snacks / stuff like that, and to bring lots of books since they'd be shopping all day in Portland on Monday and I might get bored. (I have a cheque to cash too!)

She's looking for a hotel that has a continental breakfast: Motel 6 sounds fine right now, since it's $64 a night! Steph wishes that Vivian's sister would come along so that she and Viv aren't the only ones to suffer my craziness.. aiya! The plan is to leave as soon as possible after Sunday church, barring talks with the parents about cars: we also have to pick Mom up after work on Monday! Steph also complained about getting up early tomorrow since it's the weekend and a holiday: she has to drive Mom to work by 7 and pick her up at 3. In between, she'll go walking with her supervisor and two other women at 8:45 at Ambleside Beach... oh well, at least she'll have the car. (on Tuesday afternoon, she'll go to Chapters after she and Jon have a laser eye surgery consultation... we'll get a ride home from the party somehow!)

Steph told us a hilarious story about her and Vivian's trip to Seattle in 2003 to see Manchester United: she was looking online at various hotels, and saw one offering free accomodation for kids 17 and under. Since Vivian was 17 at the time, Steph decided to sneak her in under that rule. They got to the hotel, and she told Vivian to stay in the car while she checked in. For some reason, she took a long time, so Vivian left the car to see what was up. The hotel lady just looked at the two of them, and asked if this was the child. Sure! Then she said "It has to be for YOUR child!" and made Steph pay an extra $5, haha. Eric said that she could have said that the lady wasn't being open-minded, and I added that Steph could have said that she was one of those people who adopt kids (of a different race, even!) at a very young age! Good times, indeed!

Oh, my sister also asked me whether I'd thanked Mom today for the ride and such. Yes, at least twice... and she even acknowledged me once! She asked because Mom didn't seem to think I'd said anything in the way of thanks! I dunno WTF is up with THAT... o_O

Then she said that Mom would have gone with us on the Stateside trip if she didn't have to work, but then figured I'd change my mind about going! Yeah, there's only so much time I can take with her... so then Eric half-joked that I disliked my mother a lot. Heh, no comment!

You scored as Grumpy Bear. You are Grumpy Bear.
People just don't understand.

Bedtime Bear


Grumpy Bear


Wish Bear


Friend Bear


Tenderheart Bear


Share Bear




Harmony Bear


Champ Bear


Do-Your-Best Bear


Funshine Bear


Good Luck Bear


Love-a-lot Bear


Cheer Bear


Which Care Bear Are You? (very long for accuracy)
created with

All I have to say is: YIKES! o_O

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Last things / today / tomorrow / favorites / current / questions and answers survey

Here's a "last things / today / tomorrow / favorites / current / questions and answers" survey from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

Heh... Last Things and Today are both KMFDM songs. Gotta love that quirkiness! ;)


1. friend you saw: Dennis, in my dreams.
2. person you talked to on the phone: Steph.
3. Text: N/A.
4. Message over Myspace: Some band that wanted to friend me.


1. Wearing: Shirt and pants.
2. Better than yesterday? I suppose...


1. Is: Saturday.
2. Got any plans: Hanging out with Eric H.
3. Dislikes about tomorrow: None, really.


1. Number: 12.
2. color: Purple, black, blue.
3. Season: Fall.


1. Missing someone: No.
2. Mood: Curious.
3. Wanting: To do something on MY terms!
4. In a relationship: No.

Qs & As

Q: First thing you did this morning?
A: Woke up...

Q: Last thing you ate?
A: Noodles.

Q: Do you have anything bothering you?
A: Not that I can think of...

Q: What's annoying you right now?
A: ... how is this different from the previous question?

Q: What's the last movie you saw?:
A: A Fish Called Wanda

Q: Is there a person who is on your mind right now?
A: Kinda.

Q: Do you think that that person is thinking of you too?
A: Yeah, right!

Q: Where is the last place you went?
A: Out to buy stuff.

Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: Yeah.

Q: Do you smile often?:
A: Define "often."

Q: Do you wish upon stars?
A: Nope.

Q: Whose bed did you sleep in last night?:
A: Mine.

Q: What color shirt are you wearing?
A: Pink.

Q: When was the last time you cried?
A: A couple days ago from yawning.

Q: What was your last thought before you went to sleep last night?
A: Not sure.

Q: What are you about to do?
A: Leave to meet Eric M. at Richmond Sushi before Fellowship.

Q: Do you ever check your phone waiting for someone to call?
A: Not really.

Q: Rate life as of right now on a scale of 1-10.
A: 5.

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Factory Outlet, helpful directions, Russian name

It's taken me FOREVER to get this update posted since my computer is being slow. ARGH! Restart time...

Well, my mom took me to that Factory Outlet place for cheaper glasses (they cut out the middleman by making the lenses themselves)... she was so Asian to the clerk, saying that the clerk should knock an extra $5 off the price of the lenses just for us. I didn't say anything to her (otherwise, I'd get "but I'm trying to SAVE YOU MONEY and you're being ungrateful?!"), but man... there's a time and place for that kind of thing! The price was reasonable enough as it was, anyhow... especially since $51 was covered by something else already! They offered me pink frames, but I took the same / similar ones in blue since I like that color better. They'll be ready by next Friday, so that should be fine. Mom's also under the impression that I'm definitely going to the States with Steph and Vivian: maybe, maybe not! :P (she wishes Jon would contribute to the price of the glasses, and that I'll take the bus next week to the glasses place... I dunno how to do that!)

While we were driving there, she saw two seemingly-normal people in a car near us. She wondered what they were doing: "Are they carjacking that car over there?!" I know you have to be vigilant when you drive, but that's just... overly paranoid. o_O We also passed the Blockbuster where Eric, Jon, and I spent like an hour one night after his uni grad ceremony waiting for Nathan to show up after prayer meeting and figure out movies... good times! (this was also the one where we went to figure out movies before going to Alan's after Spanish Banks last summer)

After the glasses thing, Mom started naming restaurants for lunch, then offered to go see the new PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie with me at 3:30 today. She then seemed miffed that I "was mad" because I wanted to go home instead of doing all this. Uh, no... I wasn't MAD really, but I did want to go home and get some stuff done (like catching up on friends lists, and seeing the results of that poll I made about whether I *should* go Stateside) before heading out again at 6:25! (I like being in control of time-sensitive things like this, and saving my sanity!) She wouldn't understand that, though. We did go to Moutai (the tan tan noodles place) for a "quick" lunch (we had to wait, then she went to buy stuff afterwards): I saw Helen's husband Danny there with a group of his co-workers and said hi to him before we ate our meal of a cold yin-yang drink, SLB, tan tan noodles, and cold cut beef. Mom didn't know that Danny doesn't go to church, and she also didn't know that they'd had a baby (Nicholas).. but that's fine!

When I got home, Eric had left me some helpful directions to Richmond Sushi (including a PDF link which I can't read :P), as well as wishing me good luck with the glasses. ("You turn left off Garden City and there will be a mini-mall on your left along Capstan before you get to #3 Road. Just wait outside of Richmond Sushi at 7:10. You can check out the other stores till then. Good luck with your glasses.") Those will be better than the way-old pair I have on now, and I don't really need to pay an extra $100 for ultra-thin lenses! Maybe I can save enough money for a spare pair eventually, too... Mom wants me to email her to remind her about some stuff, but I'll just email my sister. Steph can forward it to her, haha. I'd sleep, but I dunno if I'd miss the time entirely... and the caffeine will get to me as well. Meh.

My mom gave me a Nanaimo Bar (and some longan... Dragon's Eye fruit!) today. She then proceeded to tell me that it was made with chocolate, and that's the reason it's so expensive.

Um... yeah... I'm LOOKING at this thing, and I KNOW they're made of chocolate already anyhow! Very obvious. :P

Your Russian Name Is...

Jelena Svetlana Popov

I know someone named Jelena on GJ, Svetlana is a cool Russian name, and Popov reminds me of Jon's old friend James since that's his last name! Way awesome! :D

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Minli, Dennis, and church property / Busing plans / Jon is NOT a girl!

I had an interesting dream last night: it started out in the church sanctuary, where I was trying to talk to Maxine (in a white top) and her husband Tim (in a light blue polo shirt). Unfortunately, Maxine told me that Tim was busy listening to a Sony product with headphones. Then my family wanted me to help with a big blue book and two magazines from the church library while they drove around to a building where my brother was. So I did, looking through the reading material: the magazines were your regular CHRISTIANITY TODAY stuff (but they contained recipes?!), and the book was an epic one covering generations. They did have one thing in common, which was an inspirational poem near the front cover. Once we got to the building, we entered it and my parents told me to wait in a room with a fishtank / aquarium where a tour was going on.

I recognized the tour guide as my friend Dennis W., and hoped he wouldn't see me and tattle that I was there without paying money. Suddenly, a group of people with orange shirts and blue jeans came in, brandishing weaponry. They ordered everyone there to lie down on the floor and not talk for five minutes. When they saw me waiting on a grey ledge, they searched my pockets: all I had were keys, not some card that they were looking for! Soon afterwards, my sister came to fetch me... then she informed me that there were four others going to some party of my brother's: Minli, Karen Law, Jessica, and Emily. My reaction was "Dude, I haven't seen Minli in years!" I woke up a few minutes later when we were collecting Minli from her place... interesting!

Eric M. is online and is bugging me about my dreams having Dylan or Chinese Eric in them: I've only dreamed of Dylan once (in a non-smoopy context! :P), and have never dreamed of Chinese Eric to my knowledge. Aiya! Now he thinks I'm dreaming about fish... not recently, if ever! Says he'll be going to dinner with some co-workers, but leaving early: he wants to know if I can get to Richmond Sushi / #3 and Capstan (#98 B-Line!) around 7:10. According to him, it looks like the 407 will get me there around 6:45... I will have to wait around a bit though, if that is the case. I'll take his word for it since I don't exactly have time to open up an instance of IE! Certainly the 407 drives right past Capstan / Sexsmith (again according to him), so all I'll have to do is take the Gilbert bus. Fine by me!

This just in: my mom thinks my brother is a girl since Jon supposedly goes against type for his gender and goes out all the time. "But girls like to go out all the time, and boys don't do that so much!" Uh... sure, Mom. She says she'll take me to some Factory Outlet place in Vancouver (since Pearle Vision's in Surrey or other out-of-the-way places... my dad had to help her search it out on the Internet), and then maybe go for a lunch of wonton mein. As long as I eat some pizza / drink some coffee before 11-ish, I'm good to go in terms of food! (we'll see about my mental state when I get back here, however... :P)

Friday Five

1. How much time do you spend on the Internet daily? All day and night... too much!
2. What are your favorite 3 websites? LJ, Facts About Multiples, and any weird site with anecdotes. (changes all the time..)
3. Do you eat at your computer? I shouldn't, but sometimes I do.
4. Pick one and why - Reading the news online or in a newspaper? Online.. no ink stains!
5. How many people are on your instant messenger buddy list? Too many... maybe about 150?

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Assumptions and banned books

Note: What my LJ friends think of smut blogquiz, by doggieearlover.

A certain someone didn't tell me about her glasses plans for the day tomorrow until I called her earlier tonight. I believe she just assumed that I'd go along with the Vancouver thing since she was "doing me a favor." (I hate it when people do that! Staying in Richmond would be better and less time-consuming! But eh... I don't need the drama that would ensue if I told her what I thought of that, so I won't!) Guess we'll see what happens tomorrow... at any rate, Fellowship should be a panacea. (we'll see when Eric and I make plans... we talked of poop and health issues tonight, not ride arrangements! :P)

This is stolen from useless_facts:

Between 1990 and 2000, of the 6,364 challenges reported to or recorded by the Office for Intellectual Freedom (see The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books):

* 1,607 were challenges to "sexually explicit" material (up 161 since 1999);
* 1,427 to material considered to use "offensive language"; (up 165 since 1999)
* 1,256 to material considered "unsuited to age group"; (up 89 since 1999)
* 842 to material with an "occult theme or promoting the occult or Satanism,"; (up 69 since 1999)
* 737 to material considered to be "violent"; (up 107 since 1999)
* 515 to material with a homosexual theme or "promoting homosexuality," (up 18 since 1999)
* 419 to material "promoting a religious viewpoint." (up 22 since 1999)

Other reasons for challenges included "nudity" (317 challenges, up 20 since 1999), "racism" (267 challenges, up 22 since 1999), "sex education" (224 challenges, up 7 since 1999), and "anti-family" (202 challenges, up 9 since 1999).

Wikipedia list of banned books (there are a lot of links below the article!)
2005 top 1,000 OCLC list and also banned (112 listed)

September 23-30, 2006 is Banned Book Week.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

43 questions on bees, the dark, and other things

Here's a 43-question survey from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

1. Who is the last person you high-fived? I don't remember... maybe one of the girls?

2. If you were drafted into a war, would you survive? Heck, no!

3. Do you sleep with the TV on? No, not usually.

4. Have you ever drank milk straight out of the carton? Yup.. Keith saw this once, and he equated me to a bachelor, hahaha.

5. Have you ever won a spelling bee? No, but I would if we ever had those things.

6. Have you ever been stung by a bee? Yes.

7. How fast can you type? 70 WPM on familiar keyboards.

8. Are you afraid of the dark? No.

9. Eye color? Brown.

10. Current favorite song? Too many to choose... maybe Gnarls Barkley's Crazy. (just heard it on the radio, too!)

11. When is the last time you chose a bath over a shower? Pretty long ago!

12. Do you knock on wood? No.

13. Are you drinking anything right now? Green tea.

14. Favorite animal as a kid? Peacocks.

15. Can you hula-hoop? No.

16. Are you good at keeping secrets? Usually.

17. What do you want for Christmas? Gift certificates.

18. Favorite cereal? Honey-Nut Cheerios.

19. Do you talk in your sleep? I don't think I do...

20. Celebrity crush as a kid? Not sure I ever had one!

21. Have you ever flown a kite? Not sure... probably not.

22. What are you talking about on IM right now? Poop, surprisingly enough. :P

23. How many people are on your contact list of your cell? N/A.

24. Have you ever asked for a pony? I don't think so.

25. Plans for today? I don't have any plans for the rest of tonight, no. Maybe playing more games at Orisinal...

26. Can you juggle? Not really.

27. How often do you drink? Alcohol: once every month or so on average. Non-alcohol: Like, every day. I'd die if I didn't. :P

28. How are you feeling today? Okay.

29. Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school? Yes, for hitting Erika Fursevich over the head with a field hockey stick.

30. What are you looking forward to? Maybe going to the States with Steph and Viv. If not that, then the party on Tuesday night!

31. Have you ever crawled through a window? I don't think so.

32. Have you ever eaten dog food? Nope.

33. Movie you can quote line for line? None. I'm deprived. :P

34. Favorite fast food breakfast? Whatever they used to serve in McDonalds breakfasts.. Egg McMuffin, hash browns, stuff like that.

35. What 3 things can always be found in your refrigerator? Milk, yogurt, juice.

36. Any cool scars? Nope.

38. What do you do when no one is watching? Like I'm going to tell the Internet about THAT. :P

39. Do you like dancing? Not really.

40. Who did you last talk to on the phone? Jeremy and Jon. (darn you, Mom!)

41. Where was the last place you ate? Here at home.

42. What is the last movie you watched? A Fish Called Wanda.

43. Last song you listened to? ZZ Top, Legs

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How can you not know how to spell that word? / Pizza

I just saw this in a community elsewhere:

it's like everyone has to let me know how perfetic I am

Ugh. There are no other words. It took me five minutes to figure THAT one out. I stared at it, and I was like.. "well, he can't be whining that everyone's telling him how perfect he is..."

Then again, Round Table Pizza's YummyWeb menu is no better. In the description of their Tropical Hawaiian Special pizza, they have Ham, Trapical Sauce, Pineapple, Cheddar, and Bacon listed as toppings. They spelled it right in one instance... why not the other?

Since I was feeling hungry earlier, I decided to order something from delivery. Via Google, I found ... there's a limited selection of restaurants, but it was good enough for now. I settled on Round Table Pizza, and got a Meat Eater Special: Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, and Lean Beef. (even though I was thinking of an Everything Special in my head: Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Green Peppers, Onion, Lean Beef, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Olives, Tomatoes) Since they were "2 for 1," I also got a Chicken Jalapeno Special. (Chicken, Onions, Cheddar Cheese, and Jalapenos) I'm not sure if pizza's supposed to taste this salty, though... blerk!

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Dying multiple births, "meep meep," Chinese Eric, Vivian plans

I had a dream that some woman I knew kept on having multiple births from 1963 to 1996, and that most of the babies (twins / triplets / quadruplets / quintuplets) kept dying. My friends and I kept going through tunnels trying to help this woman, but to no avail. Finally, we found a doctor willing to help... in Auntie Christine's old basement, of all places! Her sons Brian and Dennis were there, along with Frances / Ellen / Andrew / Brian. More people: a good thing! I woke up when we'd successfully made sure the latest set of quadruplets survived infancy. o_O

I woke up to find an MSN message from Corey: "since when is MEEP MEEP bad, unless you're a coyote?" Then there was the one from Chinese Eric: he got my email that I'd written him yesterday, and said that he's free on Saturday. He wondered if my brother was back from a trip yet (???), and figures we can all hang out along with white Eric. Heh, maybe! Good thing I'm always online now!

Then I got this email from Steph: "Here are the plans that Viv and I have come up with. Since I no longer have a game to play on Sunday (we lost, so we're out!), we plan on going down to the states after church on Sunday (we'll probably have to wait in the lineup at the borders... boo) and drive down to either Kelso or Centralia and stay at the Motel 6 (or something similar). That way, we'll already be more than halfway down through the state of Washington. We'll wake up Monday morning and head to the outlets or Portland and shop til we drop. hoho. Then drive back up and hopefully home Monday evening. Mom needs to be picked up from work at 7 PM, so hopefully we'll be back before that time! hoho! Let me know if you want to come or not!" Heh, all in good time...

Your Old-Fashioned Name Is...

Gillian Froggenhall

You Belong in Brooklyn

Down to earth and hard-working, you're a true New Yorker.
And although you may be turning into a yuppie, you never forget your roots.

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Daria, Darren, Jeremy, and a name survey

Talking to Daria earlier was interesting, heh. I'm glad she's happy with Darren... although she assumed that I'd had sex with Darren because of all his friends with benefits. Nope!

I've been playing some games on Orisinal. High Delivery is okay, but not my thing. Maybe I'll find something later that's up my alley. Just finished listening to the Alan Cross show on Joy Division and Ian Curtis, too... always good to have that around! ;) (epileptic seizures / affair / doctors shooting themselves...)

I talked to my mom earlier... apparently, she's decided on 11:30 on Friday in the courtyard. Since she's so stressed out, I'll acquiesce... although it's not likely she'd have yelled at me with Jeremy at the townhouse! Speaking of such, she randomly handed the phone to Jeremy since she thought I wanted to talk to him (she thinks I have a crush on him, which is so not true!).. she's always doing this with random people in the house, as I explained to him. So I talked to him for a bit: he was over drinking some beer and hanging out with Jon. When he asked what was up on my end, I told him that I was reading the paper: not very exciting, although I agree with him that the news can be exciting sometimes! Then he asked if I wanted to talk to Jon, so I did that: we talked about the front page news, Fellowship, Eric's and my last-minute planning, barley wine, etc. My brother says he woke up at 6:55 and got the paper, then he turned the paper over to the other side when leaving... no need to horrify Mom with the story of the pedophile! Not nice to wake up to!

Name Survey

What do you think of when you see these names?

Nick: Krusek, a guy who I used to have a crush on in junior high... he was so talented at music / the clarinet, and LOVED Tchaikovsky! (he was Czech!)
Amy: Either Brian's girlfriend or exclamation_pnt... petite Chinese girls, at any rate. (yes, I did know people named Amy who were white, but that's the image which comes to mind!)
Kyle: oncewas or Nordman... or South Park. (white dudes with brown hair)
Jeremy: The Pearl Jam song (which is on the radio as I type!), Sam's brother, or Durian Dude.
Laura: A plain girl who lived in the 1800s. (Ingalls Wilder or Hooites-Meursing?)
Kristal: My old friend Kevin George's sister... very gregarious with thick brown curly hair.
Jimmy: Daniel's old friend, whom I haven't seen in years!
Emily: Young poetess with shining black hair. (that, or Chrystal's sister)
Ashley: A thin girl with a big nose and straight brown hair. (Garrison?)
Skylar: Vanessa's alter-ego, back when the Puzzle Trio was in existence. (Steph was Britney Spears, and Fidela was Shania Twain)
Megan: An artsy type who likes kids.
B.J.: You don't want to know. o_O
Ren: Stimpy!
Leigh: A medium-built girl with thick straight brown hair. (I knew two girls named Leigh in junior high: Cruickshank and Germann)
Ryan: A thin kid with curly brown hair and freckles. (Ridout?)
Brian: A Chinese nerdy kid who likes to party a lot. (no, the Brian I know isn't like this as far as I know!)
Adam: A skinny kid with blond hair who likes to make fun of people with differences. (DAMN YOU, ADAM LACROIX!)
Courtney: A petite Japanese girl who likes stuff such as Pokemon way too much.
Mary: Benke, or Chau. (a tall blonde girl who liked reading and languages, or a small Chinese girl with a bit of a problem school-wise as far as information goes)
Julie: Denise's sister, or Elaine's sister, or even the kid Julie with whips!
Duncan: Sze. (although doughnuts do come to mind, as well...)
Brad: The big jock who has an impossibly beautiful girlfriend. (not Natalie's husband, but perhaps Martin.. only he wasn't a jock: he just kissed girls in the middle of the school hallways!)
Mark: A Chinese nerdy kid who likes Tamagotchi a lot.
Ben: Either Benedict or Benny.
Malidia: Never heard of this name before... kinda sounds like a girl named Malinda with chlamydia.
Don: Pollock, this guy that teased me during junior high when he was in Grade 10 and I was in Grade 8.
Pat: Vanessa's boyfriend.
Paul: A tall, skinny guy who likes to swim.
Melissa: Bartsch, the girl in junior high who blushed REALLY easily... Jesse Nakatsuru had fun with that! ;) (I saw her and Darren Jung's wedding announcement in the paper a while ago... I wonder how Arlette Carlin and her sister Lisa felt about that?!)
Jason: A Chinese guy with glasses who likes playing online RPGs.
Blythe: A young sprite of a girl who has long brown hair and enjoys playing in the woods.
Stacey: A brown-haired girl who likes playing baseball.
Kara: My brother's half-Japanese friend, who likes music and playing in an orchestra.
Sam: A big white guy with curly hair who likes girls maybe a bit too much. (McBride, NOT the one I've known forever!)

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Threes / who / where / what / why / when survey

Here's a "threes / who / where / what / why / when" survey from Amy, via Myspace bulletin:

The Threes

Name 3 things in your purse / wallet:
1. Lip balm.
2. The book of lists that Melissa's family got me last Christmas.
3. Random keychains.

Name 3 things you do when you're really stressed:
1. Sleep.
2. Vent.
3. Eat.

Name 3 places you go on a daily basis:
1. Kitchen.
2. Bathroom.
3. Living room.

Name 3 favorite fruits:
1. Fruit Chan. :P
2. Strawberries.
3. Watermelon.

Three names you go by:
1. Leslie.
2. Sarne.
3. Les. (NOT "LEZ"!)

Three of your favorite restaurants:
1. White Spot.
2. Boston Pizza.
3. Milestone's.

Three things you are wearing right now..
1. Jeans.
2. Shirt.
3. Socks.

The Whos

Who is in the house with you? Nobody.

Who was the last person to IM you? Daria, using Darren's MSN account.

Who are you thinking about right now? Darren, but only because of the last question.

Who did you last talk to on the phone? Steph.

Whose house did you last go to? Excluding the townhouse (because really... that answer is getting OLD!), I'd have to say Nathan's.

Whose birthday is next? Rosenda's.

Who do you wish you were with right now? Jon and Jeremy, drinking beer or whatever.

The Wheres

Where do you live? Richmond.

Where is your phone? Right next to me.

Where are your parent(s)? At home.

Where do you sleep? In a bed.

Where did you get the shirt you're wearing? At the mall.

Where is the last place you took a ride to? Trinity.

Where do you wish you were right now? Australia.

The Whats

What was the last thing you ate? Chicken.

What color pants are you wearing? Blue.

What is the closest item near you that is blue? Pens.

What's your fave color? Blue, purple, black.

What is your favorite website? Not sure I have one.

What is your favorite shoe brand? Don't have one of those, either.

What do you wear more; jeans or shorts? Jeans.

What is the last movie you watched? A Fish Called Wanda.

What song do you currently hear? Guns N'Roses, Sweet Child of Mine.

The Whys

Why does basically half the world have a Myspace? Coz basically half the world has Internet? (good one, Amy!)

Why are people labeled (like emo, goth, prep, etc.)? Because it's easier to slot people into categories.

Why is wood brown? Because of the megaphone.

The Whens

When did you meet your best friend? At church, forever ago!

When's your birthday? September 17.

When did you last go to the mall? Thursday.

When was the last time you bought a pair of pants? A really long time ago.

When did you last burn a candle? Years ago.

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Age survey, another song description shuffle meme, crazy things, choose your own adventure

Haha, oh man. Apparently, my Calgary friend Darren is a porn star now. o_O (according to his girlfriend Daria, whom I accidentally talked to thinking she was him). His girlfriend's a Domme, but seems okay anyhow. Catch27 is a good way to keep up with him since he's not on MSN much. (he's "Francis" in Calgary, and she's "Sasha" on there)

I just got hatted AGAIN, only without the opening phrase!

[19:03:35] theseventhhat: *blinkblink*?
[19:03:44] theseventhhat: hehe i'm sorry, caught me off guard - who's this?
[19:04:32] AlenaBrolxFlami: ah, another hatting!
[19:05:51] theseventhhat: ooooookidoki
[19:07:38] AlenaBrolxFlami: did you get a message with the words "I say, old bean, have you seen my hat?"
[19:07:43] theseventhhat: Yes
[19:07:55] theseventhhat: Do I know you?
[19:08:08] AlenaBrolxFlami: that's strange, it didn't show up on my side..
[19:08:28] theseventhhat: random! very random XD
[19:08:44] AlenaBrolxFlami: you don't know me and I don't know you.. the easiest way to explain it is... there's this bot that connects two LJ users via AIM...
[19:08:53] theseventhhat: Ohhh! Alright
[19:09:07] AlenaBrolxFlami: look up themissinghat on LJ
[19:09:39] theseventhhat: Alright. I've seen it on your info button. Very.. random site :) hehe
[19:10:27] AlenaBrolxFlami: Yes, indeed... I was surprised when it first happened to me, but I've grown to like it. hehe

This is an age survey from Jasmine:

How old were you when you...

Fell in love: 21.
Lost your virginity: N/A.
Lost someone close to you: Not sure it's happened yet.
Drank alcohol: Probably 16 or so.
Smoked weed: N/A.
Got your heart broken: 24.
Got arrested: I don't do anything that would get me arrested.
Smoked a cigarette: N/A.
Broken a bone: N/A.
Got cheated on: Never.
Went to a concert: 22. Bryan Adams. (yeah, shut up... I was good friends with Shannon at the time, and her sister had given her two tickets for Christmas / her birthday.)
Dyed your hair: Never.
Got your first cell phone: Never.
Snuck out of the house: 13, to get away from the pressures at home.
Got your own digital camera: Not yet!
First time you got drunk: Maybe 20.
Read Harry Potter: 2002 or so? I saw it in the library and thought it would be interesting. It didn't turn out that way, but now that I've found the parody from Nathan interesting, I may go back to the source material someday. ;)
Travelled across the ocean: Never... my brother and sister are SPOILED! :P
Went on a date: 28.
How old are you now: Almost 30... too old!

Put your music player, whatever it is, on random or shuffled play. (Corey's DVD will do)
Answerthese questions with the song you get when you hit the skip button!
Note: some songs will make sense, others won't. Don't cheat!

Which song describes the mood you are in right now? Type O Negative, Stay Out of My Dreams (hahaha!)

Which song describes the mood you are usually in? GWAR, Love Surgery

Which song describes one of your favorite things to do? the Ramones, Outsider

Which song describes something else you like to do? KMFDM, WW III

Which song explains the way you think about love? Ministry, Nursing Home

What would you sing to your soulmate right now? Sex Pistols, Silly Thing

Which song best represents you? Lords of Acid, Concerto for Me and Myself

Which song describes your sexual preference? Voodoo Glow Skulls, La Migra (Mas Espanol)

Which song describes what would occur between you and a prostitute / manwhore? GWAR, Fishfuck (hahahaha, oh man!)

Your lover on the side? Exploited, Law For The Rich

How about your wife or husband? KMFDM, Juke Joint Jezebel

Which song would be played at your wedding? Option 30, Icehouse

Which song would be played at your wedding reception? Lard, Hellfudge

Which song describes yourself in the future? Agent Orange, Secret Agent Man (that'll be COOL!)

Which song describes yourself in the past? GWAR: Dirty, Filthy (oh my...)

Which song would be appropriate for a one-night-stand? Voodoo Glow Skulls, Sin Berguensa (Si Habla Espanol)

Which song would best describe your first time kissing? Thrill Kill Kult, Lucifer's Flowers

Which song would best describe your first time having sex? the Ramones, I Just Wanna Have Something To Do (um... well... let's hope it's not just outta boredom! o_O)

Which song would best describe your fashion sense? Revolting Cocks: Beers, Steers, and Queers

Which song would describe your taste in the opposite sex? Lard, Peeling Back the Foreskin of Liberty

Which song best describes your parents? Voodoo Glow Skulls, You're The Problem (no comment...)

Which song best describes your family in general? Cradle of Filth, Dusk and Her Embrace

Which song best describes your friends? the Cramps, Beautiful Gardens

Which song best describes your school? GWAR, Bone Meal

Which song best describes your public personality? the Screamers, Magazine Love [Live at the Whiskey, 01.07.78]

Which song best describes your private personality? GWAR, Techno's Song

These are a bunch of quizzes to go with the above.

You are suave.

You are attractive both physically and mentally. You use your abilities to attract anyone you desire.

'What is your seduction style?' at

What crazy thing will be your demise?
A three legged dog
... (why?)
Because it caused a parallel universe to form
'What crazy thing will be your demise?' at

What Will Happen After Your Death?

Choose Your Own Adventure from Quiz Galaxy!

... "The devil screams, "Owwww, dude." You take the opportunity to run up the stairs indicated by the sign "Fire Exit." You rush your way through the door at the top of the stairs. Instantly, you are floating in space 2001: A Space Odyssey-style... which you continue to do forever."

'What Will Happen After Your Death?'
Choose Your Own Adventure at

I'm from Slytherin!

Hogwarts Sorting Hat Quiz

made by The Genki Gang

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Eating lots of Chinese food at a potluck, and going around with little kids to a green washroom

I finished Beneath A Steel Sky last night... it took me long enough to figure out how to pull the metal bar above the lava pit, though! Interesting little game, though. :) (yes, you can die in this one... thank goodness for my "save instinct" which kicked in at most of the right times, heh!)

I had a dream last night that involved a whole bunch of my friends going to a narrow-looking house for a potluck, but it was really quite spacious inside. There was lots of food provided: noodles, rice, Chinese mushrooms, green melons, bok choy, big pieces of chicken, jellyfish, etc. I remember sitting next to Jeremy (in a dark shirt) at the corner of a table, giving up some chicken to Connie (in a white shirt), pointing out the desserts to Lesley (in a black shirt), and taking care of Danny's (in a white shirt) stuff for him while he went off somewhere. Then I had to go to the washroom, but the main one was full of people, so Hannah and Priscilla led me to one downstairs through a hallway full of kids: it was backlit green thanks to a switch installed in the room. I woke up when I was back at the table discussing stuff with Jeremy and others.

Man, this dream is making me hungry for something to eat! (like Chinese food, although I'll have to go out for that...) My next food shopping appointment is next Thursday (Aug. 12) at 12:30, so I'd best remember that. As for the party on the 8th, I think I'll just stay out after the dentist appointment at 1:30.. I do have an hour to kill on the Oakridge library computer internet connection, hehe. After that, I dunno what I'll do: maybe buy Anthony's baptism card and Terry's birthday card, for starters. I'll keep in mind that I have to save money after my presumed glasses purchase this Friday... although Barry thinks that the Ministry will cover the cost of my new glasses. Actually, I just called them: if I bring my prescription in with my Care Card, the eyeglass place will let me know how much I'm covered for! Must attach the Care Card to the prescription NOW with a paper clip, otherwise I'll forget on Friday... o_O

Ooh, Corey just linked me to a bittorent for the new GWAR album (Beyond Hell). It was leaked a month early... why am I not surprised? :P This is what Corey says: "They've had the last track on their website for a while now.. School's Out, an Alice Cooper cover. It's not particularly good... not bad, but just a cover song. :P Didn't leave me with TONS of hope for this album, but the rest of it seems to be pretty awesome so far. They did say on their website that the cover was a "desperate attempt to get radio play" (which apparently has happened)."

You Are a Centaur

In general, you are a very cautious and reserved person.
However, you are also warm-hearted, and you enjoy helping others in practical ways.
You are a great teacher, and you are really good at helping people get their lives in order.
You are very intuitive, and you go with your gut. You make good decisions easily.

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Surprise birthday party for Fidela and Jackie?

I can't believe it's August already... of course, that might be because I spent most of July 31 catching up on my sleep after Summer Conference / checking my friends lists. o_O

From Nick: Wikipedia's list of paraphilias

Megan and Cindy sent me an Evite about a surprise 20th birthday party for Fidela and Jackie. Since I don't think the four of them know about the existence of this journal, that's a good thing: anyone here who might know them, DON'T TELL THEM THAT I PUT THIS HERE FOR MY OWN REFERENCE! Thanks! Ooh, it's at the Red Robin's on Broadway: I definitely know where that is! (cue Sean from a few years ago post-Fellowship: "but guys... where's OAK?!" hahaha!) It's on Tuesday night from 7 to 10:30... with the birthday girls coming half an hour later. (hope Jon's on time if he makes it to this thing, haha) You bet I'll be there!

Of course, I already gave Fidela her card and present at Summer Conference, and I'll probably give Jackie her card closer to the 22nd... it's what I do! One of the reasons I didn't make it to Justin's thing tonight (besides cost, which is a big factor already) is because I spent a lot of money (for me) on him already! Yes, I realize it was my own decision (and I spent more on Nathan's birthday last year)... but sometimes there are limits and they vary depending on the person / my inclinations, heh. At least I can afford THIS one... Feenie's is SO not Red Robin's! :P

Let's see who's invited: Melia has to skip it because of exams, but hopes she'll see people at Resonate on Friday instead. Who else? Wayland, Clement, Justin, Nathan, Vanessa, some dude named Andrew, Dianne, Chrystal, Emily, Becky, my siblings, and Bryant! I had no idea Becky was back, and I've not seen Bryant in a LONG time! Should be good times. :D

I remember a surprise party I was invited to for my sister (and Calla?) at Chrystal and Emily's place: I'd just finished reading an email about it when my sister walked into the room! Close call, there. It was interesting... my sister literally rolled on the kitchen floor laughing when she found out Denise's middle name, and wished that it WAS Ida, her first guess! Then there's my family's reaction to these things: I said that I KNEW ABOUT MY SURPRISE, while my sister just said that she was SO PISSED OFF! :P

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Surrealist Compliment Generator

I love sites that give you random phrases every time you reload the page, like the Surrealist Compliment Generator, Angelfire's 404 messages, and Audioscrobbler (! I had a list of these things on the 486 (with the obvious exception of Audioscrobbler), but it died with the computer. Here we go again, then... in three separate entries. Note: these lists are NOT exhaustive!

There are a few options as to what it tells you after the compliment, too...

1. Reload this page to receive another omnivorous compliment.
2. Reload this page to receive another perspicacious compliment.
3. Reload this page to receive another tellurite compliment.
4. Reload this page to receive another Norwegian compliment.
5. Reload this page to receive another voluptuous compliment.
6. Reload this page to receive another extraditious compliment.
7. Reload this page to receive another subdermal compliment.
8. Reload this page to receive another exquisite compliment.
9. Reload this page to receive another serial compliment.
10. Reload this page to receive another perspicuous compliment.

Here are the compliments... SO AMUSING!

1. Madam! How your enormous foreskin shades me from the sun!
2. Madame, your implement is admonishing me!
3. Sir, what exquisite breasts you have!
4. Madam, what a handsome moustache you wear!
5. Tabulate your monger. You will be well-flayed for the effort!
6. Your pendulous thorax makes cellists envious of the rotund sounds emanating from your nose in D minor.
7. May clinging breasts always come to your aid in the kitchen.
8. Sir, you've broken your water.... may I get you a new glass?
9. Your nose hairs scare me.
10. I must demand your pleasing chin! How it passes there and back again like a leopard searching for its misplaced frontal lobes.
11. I relentlessly desire your custard tongue between my eyelids.
12. Your skin emanates such a porcelain sheen that I am tempted to stamp WC under your bosom and across your armpits.
13. I find your eye sockets to be a wondrous amusement park of neo-plastic pleasures and oncogenic delights.
14. You wear your breasts like a man with an uncontrollable bulge in his apartment.
15. The dimples of your breasts do pucker evocatively when you smile.
16. May you be always find naked women to throw tiny pickels at you and coo in oblivious delight at your witty, urbane opener of foreign post and packages.
17. Your mucuous membranes glisten with the glow of forty-seven burning violins.
18. Madame, ist thou donning space underwear? For thine ass doth lie beyond the physical boundaries of this world!
19. Your dainty nostrils flare with the humblest grandiosity of an ant swallowing a water buffalo.
20. You do but seize my motor fixtures into a likeness not unlike the moon.

21. The sisters of St. Cathode ask that you cover yourself with filaments and take pains to make yourself fully incandescent this evening.
22. My pathological scar desires to cite poetry through the ruddied girth of your soul!
23. Your hair is reminiscent of a self-digesting yak in heat.
24. Sausage casings are not the intended consequence of fashionable dress.
25. Dear David, Never was a man so badly meant to wear corrective glasses.
26. Your brilliant hematoma does beguile the natives.
27. My elbow sockets sharpen pencils when you pass by on divine fumes of industrial combustion.
28. Your unexpected explosion entangles us in a web of premature umbrellas and precocious timepieces.
29. Your eyelids refract the turgid limnations of an eel trapped in flickering cinematographic paralysis.
30. The expanse of your intelligence is a void no universe could ever fill.
31. In your presence, even a batallion of body builders could pass the New York State driving exam.
32. Woe is me, for I must forever more huddle, unminded, in the dark shadow of thine undeserved engine of procreation.
33. Thine right eye so plitherates that thine left eye doth graze upon it.
34. Your presence puts me in a truly albino mood.
35. Your eyes flash upon my cathode ray flesh in a manner that propels my viscera into an eternal state of turgid flux.
36. Your aquiline senescence implores me to generalize within the realms of a starfish's lifelong hallucinations of gelatin pools and of actuaries floating upon the Rhine.
37. You have no socially redeeming value.
38. Kanseller din ekstreme hundekjeks innen det virtuelle livmorsfälget eksellerer.
39. The French Foreign Legion could not match the lucid beauty of your toenails!
40. How can I help but use your eyes as a means for self-asphyxiation?

41. If you behave, there will be cake for the miscreants we call your brothers.
42. You salivate strongly, like a platoon of army engineers trapped in a fit of malaria.
43. In caressing your follicles, I am only vaguely reminded of the bitter harvest.
44. What beautiful negligence you wear!
45. Wear stents akimbo!
46. Ever do I seek the elusive flexures of your large intestine.
47. If seen on a disintegrating smokestack, your eyelashes would certainly compell even a wayward band of masticating cod into a feverish frenzy.
48. Your presence reminds one of a blind jackal, eternally dependent upon misguided archbishops to provide instruction in bowling.
49. Your mucuous membranes glisten with the glow of reactions in the act of regurgitation.
50. I do sense a complete and utter vaccuum in the space between your auricles.
51. Convexion sees between your eyes. Herds of gazelle concave at your feet!
52. Your dashingly colored toupee twists my right boot into a state of ennui with the speed and dexterity of many lemon meringue-coated conquistadors.
53. Your eyes shine with the greed of a misplaced tea strainer.
54. I love your eyes, but only with ketchup.
55. Tus ojos me piden agarrarte por el cuello y exprimirlo.
56. The expansion (and resultant rapid cooling) of your consecrated culotte sings the golden turnip with the mulatto touch-typist in my pants.
57. As the bile slowly rises in my incandescent eluxulator, your mere presence has a calming effect upon my rabies.
58. Were it not for the dizzy whiptail ambivalence of your crumbling fleece, I could never contemplate the ways of so many merchant bankers in heat.
59. When faced with scathing winds and torrents pouring forth stain, your mind thinks cleverly to the leprous angels found in all train crashes.
60. You are as frightful as an engine developed solely for the countenance of sexual innuendo by country music.

61. La sola visione dei tuoi magnifici occhi mi fanno diventare ottimista per tutto cio' che riguarda la mia vita.
62. Transistors bridge where your vanity would never go.
63. You do dine so emergently that sanguine trepidation overcomes the house-staff.
64. A suburban distance lying across your chest, a purpled frock befitting the asphyxiated, cans of lima beans upon your knees, you are truly a goddess of disturbed tranquility!
65. You foment graciously, as ever any dying monster did rot.
66. How lovely is your curdled priest!
67. Bleed me! My memory is fried with your pork!
68. Flies dance operas to your wisdom.
69. You are the swordfish that will never shower.
70. You look like someone who has lunched poorly and who has no expectations for dinner.
71. Tribes of primitive hunters, with rhinestone codpieces rampant, should build pyramids of Chevy engines covered in butterscotch syrup to exalt the diastolic, ineffable, scintillated and cacophonous salamander of truth which slimes and distracts from each and every orifice of your holy refrigerator, Sears be its brand.
72. You blink thrice warned that I can but think of the eyebrows of Richard Nixon covering a hostess of furry Twinkies.
73. I surmise that your basement is made of skin and is never depleted of nurses.
74. Your ear-splitting sequels have a mind of their own.
75. Your eyes show as many deep and full shades of blue as a healing bruise upon an injured forelimb.
76. Your petulance is seduction unto extinction.
77. Eyes like scars dimple your ears.
78. A Latvian in pain could not attain your Gibraltar-mending squeals.
79. Teacups smash, flounders ignite spontaneously in your presence.
80. Your entrance is ever a segue to endless lands of derision.

81. Certainly your trout are more proseperous to vacuum than the flying coachmen of Czar Nicholai!
82. Panoramic aromavision is too narrow for olfaction in your general presence.
83. Wend you not to wreak annihilable havoc with my tumefascent transmitters and turgid devices.
84. 'Lo, EUREKA,' I yelled into the cat, 'Thou art truly laborious and divergent. My nose bleeds for your impending encounter with the front fender of a Mercedes Benz.'
85. Thine integral refractions upon a lump of coal exhibit multiple pulmonary geysers.
86. Dustmites the world over love you for your feet.
87. Your love is like 1000 caucasian carnivores playing mumblety peg with an eggplant.
88. Cretins and vermin cannot compare with the depths of your cousins.
89. You have the vocabulary of an aspidistra in panic.
90. You ever remind me of the enigma of postage not sent.
91. You have not yet reached the height of your depravity.
92. Beauty is cataplexed in contemplation of your multidimensional effervescence.
93. Your mother once had eyes that shone like the legs of Mae West.
94. The quietness of a manhole cover cannot compare with the wild vapours of nylon I sense in your larynx.
95. So precisely, your head fits into the smallest of diameters.
96. Your arms lengthen daily like the edges of a festering table.
97. Ermine derision scalds your protuberant nares.
98. Your beautiful Bulgarian bricks stack like the thousand eyes of Estonian potatos, peering amid fuzzy dreams of corrugated cardboard.
99. Your eyes glow like naked livers burning in the sun.
100. Troglodyte kidneys measure sardonic spasms not unlike the movements of an albatross buried in creosote.

101. Sound barricades itself into rolls of peanut butter when you speak.
102. You are as truthful as a Communist in the streets of Milan.
103. Your face is like an imperfectly shaven tennis ball.
104. In hunger, you most certainly drool pendulums of sinusoids and wounded mosques.
105. You are truly a wristwatch in a world of lumps.
106. Be still, my love, my watermelon rind. I am consumed with your collection of agile fans and pocked blades.
107. The hair in your mouth tickles the divine underbelly of my pulsating hypothalmus, flooding my terrestrial erector set with expressive washes of saponifying liquors.
108. Your eyebrows are as verdantly forested as the woodworms of my most sombre dreams.
109. Your layers of absinthe and torsion form concretions of hyperalimentation.
110. You mutter such objects of equine delight that the mind's ability to sew slices of mordant ivory becomes tamed with visions of Tamils in Constantinople.
111. Your higher cortical centers ever send forth ignorant bliss and immortal contagion.
112. Your dandruff falls like the fixtures within a scenic railway passing through a thousand bearded rainbows...
113. Cher ami, votre tendre chapeau a heurte trois de mes phalanges avec une grace incomparable.
114. The tiny sounds of ancient bees resound forth from the forested coercions between your toes.
115. Suffer, for you are toasting the Marzipan!.. (.. and may I upon pretense ring latent tintinabulations for your Andalusian raisins!)
116. How beautiful is the snowshine in your eyes, so directly current from the static in your brain.
117. You breathe as delicately as vapors of methane flowing towards an attractive flame.
118. You enter while seven exits.
119. Your nasal linings will last as long as the skin of rocks, thrust enigmatically upon a distant shoreline of mating beetles.
120. Your intelligence attains the grand summation of molecular motion at absolute zero.

121. Ever do you remind me of a staircase falling exotically into a sea of spilled macaroni.
122. Din nese overger kun din haltende underleppe!
123. Your soul contains all that is found in insects, pigs, and vermin.
124. Optical delusions still themselves when you pass by in convexing pomp and sacral trance.
125. Legions of Communists worship your robust cannabalism of Capitalists clad in junk mail suits.
126. Your fingers sublimate into volcanic gases with the slightest cooling touch from the antennae of a passing lyre.
127. If I were to combine your blood, toes, and hair, it might not be you, but it would be enough for my basic desires.
128. The goats you buy shed a perfume that makes Marxism so terribly clear to me.
129. Such meals that you cook! Certainly your kitchen is overrun with pestilence and vermin!
130. Your sweet voice is like the snap of a bra strap upon a sunburnt back.
131. Your hair sends forth a sheen remniscent of a wounded man streaming bandage gauze from the highest church steeple.
132. Your successful diet could mean countless pounds shed for the planet.
133. You have the intrepid appeal of a carnivorous apple on its way to a pile of cadaveric stones.
134. The ocean's foam matches the froth of hair streaming through your lips.
135. Your nasal hair speaks volumes concerning the Isle of Wright.
136. You are as dazzling as a pregnant cow attired in electrical sockets.
137. Garbage bins would be seventh with ivy to hold your face under a stone.
138. Oh!, how you inflict me with wounds of paranoia and desire.
139. May your succulent earlobes ever flap about my knees like a thousand wooden pigeons fleeing the local sawmill.
140. Softly seething, surreal breathing..
Ignite the cannon with sphagnum lanthum..
Laud the armies of diphthongs with your superannuating Diphtheria..
And I will ever be your combustive tablature of igneous geometries.

141. Anathema comes ever to mind when thinking of you.
142. You are as orange as a congeleen afro curled around the bony edges of a silver spoon expressing its innermost desires for a lime-based detergent.
143. Les caresses de tes yeux fertiles sont plus douces que toutes les gifles de tes mains rouilies.
144. Luminescence breeds in your finest moments of desperation.
145. You look like a million paces tonight.
146. Your ideas are as fresh and new as an agatized stromatolite.
147. Entranced by the bitter harmony of your lips, I gaze beyond reason to find the oasis of your ruptured soul.
148. May you always be as vivid as your hallucinations.
149. Give me your hand that I may want of your broken nails.
150. Your mobile calluses massage even the most scarred of surfaces.
151. Ceci n'est pas un compliment.
152. Your teeth are as soft as liquid stones poured from an aquamarine vase of solidifying flesh.
153. Your higher cerebrations are most post-mortem.
154. Woods nymphs sprinkle your path with bowlings balls while you dance and prowl in the sequined moonlight with leftover heads of lettuce.
155. It's a far far better thing I do than to require that you find me a hammer and pummel me with all due diligence.
156. The spark of intelligence in your blinking eyes is not unlike the glow from the teeth of an electrocuted axe-murderess.
157. Your Hands do the work of 10,000 highly trained lesbian jumping beans.
158. The holes in your earlobes ever make me think fondly of the pock-marked landscapes upon the lunar surface.
159. Your wit, your teeth, your pasty reflection can but incorporate freely into the powerful surface of a disintegrating mirror set afloat upon a swarm of locusts.
160. Your brilliant hematoma does beguile the natives.
161. I see your loves in cloves.
162. If you were a camel, your humps would be esoterically bald from overuse.
163. Hermaphrodites around the galaxy desire that you turn your rock and crochet bowl to its loudest setting.
164. You have been blessed with the egregious qualities of a duffle-bag in His Majesty's Royal Navy.
165. Your affluent effluent drives even the most zeal-minded to imbibe.
166. My eyelids belch with effluvial afterthoughts when you tease me with gelatin and congealed chicken rinds.
167. May bathtubs overflow upon your offspring.
168. You are more beautiful than a bouquet of fossils.
169. Ever do I seek the elusive flexures of your large intestine.
170. You so truly know your inner plankton, it is a revelation not unlike discovering an impacted toll booth upon the plains of Patagonia.
171. La pluie de vos insultes n'atteint pas le parapluie de mon indifference.
172. You have the patience of a trilobite.
173. Tensile congratulations on your conceptual development of obliterative existence!
174. Your brother's chicken coop is as abundunt as the home port of the U.S. Navy's Sixth Fleet.
175. Your legs are like threads of cotton, though much thicker, and filled with weevils.
176. Many sausages have known things before you had time to react.
177. A kitten's growl would not come near the plights of your spoken voice.
178. You move with the eloquence of disintegrating fuselage.
179. Wallets of fur would bombard a triassic keychain rather than face dialysis in your equable fishtank.
180. Your intelligence is equal to the smoothness of a walnut shell.

181. I should welcome flagellation by your ovoviviparous torso.
182. May your shit always sport dog on the bottom of your shoe.
183. You are the sound of one lip kissing.
184. Your moist towelette speaks to me in lather as the disgruntled postman listens attentively in Yiddish, pumping only an iron to the mini-van.
185. Weals and boils come forth as testament to your fine sense of haute couture.
186. Your cleverness ferments meat without the need of oxygen.
187. Your nose hair is pleasingly twisted with the roots of a bristlecone pine that is so precariously perched on the side of a cliff, it may easily uproot and fall upon the Republican lobbyists below.
188. Send me your hangnails. With great eagerness, I will knit them into divine papal integuments.
189. Il mio cuore batte per te come un trattore al minimo.
190. You are a banana moon subverting the sun.
191. Your eyes are like spheres of glue filled with shimmering worms.
192. You hail the calves as eloquently as any facade of Easter Island.
193. The perils of your eyelashes torture my libido into a state of crass belief in Roman Catholicism.
194. Your sunburnt skin is as beautiful as gangrenous flesh peeled from an amputated limb.
195. Marmots will stick to you in Delaware.
196. Ever would one thank the very ground upon which you walk that your blossoming feet be never engaged.
197. Were giraffe's antennae to sprout from your barnacled elbows, one could but weep for the pretense of a fallen chamber pot.
198. Uw oren zijn als vliegende schotels.
199. Ah! how the play of light upon your shoulders does bring one to reminisce of fallen lighthorsemen and gaseous trenches.
200. Your woes provide the mechanism for cylindrical reasoning.

201. The seared runes crossing your divided consciousness do speak of contemptuous cardinals setting a Spanish villa ablaze.
202. The shape of your ears is the totality of bedpans in a fit of cholera.
203. Es demasiado tarde, pero te ves guapisimo.
204. Your eyes are much like milky pools of pantyhose.
205. Soft sausages would gladly procreate in the bathwater of your verisimilitude.
206. Mon amour, tu es aussi bestiale qu'une branche de cedre!
207. You are as effective as a linear geometry based upon the Maginot Line.
208. Fast blinking reveals the true visage of timepieces hidden within your eyes.
209. Sortons les routes des mamelles d'antan launch la joie des voleurs la nacelle se remplit.
210. [blank compliment field]
211. May you always have stables of horses to service your needs.
212. Rearing in quaffed monk, you stun me by employing eight windows when the priest is but iodine.
213. So charmingly heathen, your skin is like a teardrop on a popsicle.
214. The Green Paint on the Walls Clouds my Thoughts of Flying Planks of Wood, Much An ocean-going tin of crosseyed mussels could never match the melodious burblings of your sister's husband.
215. Your raw sensuality flusters me as the dog sneezes into the ventilation fan.
216. You meander through love as a river delta contemplating levitation.
217. Never pet your dog when it is on fire.
218. Vos lobes d'orreilles sont comme les tetes des poissons en hiver.
219. You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
220. The limpidity of your objections ever motivates my hunger.
221. You turn the atmosphere wild with currents of vitriol when you smile at the passing insects.
222. Your fingers staple pine nuts into everything you touch.
223. Votre regard est plus penetrant qu'une stalagmite sertie dans son antre d'albatre.
224. I would sing by an aria of pain to your endearments and wiles.
225. Your tears evoke a taste as memorable as honey.
226. Seven donkeys and a concubine cannot compare with the tarnished sheen left in your path of combustion.
227. Fighting for the liberty of the fruit tree tastes nothing like the glint of Sagittarius rounding itself around your uvula. I know the time will soon arrive when we will see people manufactured in crates and sieves of glass.
228. Mano a mano, le tue ossiflexe, si starnubbano nel brondio.
229. His Majesty's caravan is as compelling as your temper.
230. In your presence, even my shadow acquires the sensation of touch.
231. Cry for the stiffness of the earlobe. The turtles are fallen and the rain stands still. How long must I suffer with your undergarments?
232. ENGINEER YOUR AUNT! Do it! You will be grateful for having done so. Yolutsky promises to cease diddling with your ears.
233. Fear not the earl lest I had conquered him and peopled else this isle with Calibans.
234. Your elbow patches rumble with a fear reminiscent of mayonnaise cradled in Scotchgard.
235. You wear your ears well, true to the testament of loose-fitting flesh.
236. You are the Ayatollah of Confusion on the night of Divali.
237. Ringworm sleeps comfortably around your umbilicus.
239. Your Cerebral Hematoma requires me to congratulate you on your ability to compute the Lesbian Integral of a macaroon.
240. Come, let me gnaw your fingernails that I may absorb and lose myself in the wise and gritty detritus that is you.

241. Though I may never see you again, I wish you the warmest clam chowder, the finest of embalmings, and the best in stainless steel cadaver pans that money can buy.
242. Solitamente, quando emani profumi, mi ricordi lamette circonflesse.
243. Soon we will be together, writhing profitably on a bed of non-seasonal vegetables in equine bliss. With this vision, I see no reason why the operation to remove a 2.2kg uneviscerated turkey carcass from my pericardium should fail.
244. The phase of your hallucinations reminds me of those balmy days when the championship mould was breeding, when the fish were long, and so were the valued floats of men we drank through narrow straws...
245. Most certainly, your fingernails stimulate magnetism in the most organic of solvents!
246. When your photons, in effervescent ice-cream (monosyllabic), junk the white (telephone chickens), in a stream (of germinating fundelberries) the lye (in distress) is lifted.
247. Your admirably Manchurian zapfchancery keeps even the loveliest of DuPont pesticides in transit.
248. EAT SPASMOTIC RICE! It beguiles and will improve your complexion.
249. Heizenmizstenwerner ut mal die westernmoviefurter und glipzenglagenheimer zieden un der witzelwaltzerfloggen...
250. The glow of your teeth exudes the courage of raw liver.
251. Timepieces could not know your age.
252. You cannot compare with the apex of a Ferris wheel, nor the nadir of a ditch filled with a coelocanth's droppings.
253. Never align yourself too much with the Listerine salesman.

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Dreams with Jeremy, Karen Lew, Vania, and salmon! / 111 Wussy Songs

I had an interesting dream last night that involved Jeremy (in his Sunday gear including dark sweater) and Karen Lew in with a group of our friends looking for clues around town. It was kind of a scavenger hunt, and we were having trouble finding a white business card with red writing on it. We went all over the section of town looking for one, and even stopped into a Chuck E. Cheese's to chill and eat before going out to look again. Then someone found one beside a law office door, with "Ann Mortenson" on it... that fit the criteria, but we couldn't get at it since it was encased in glass! We couldn't go into the business either, since it was closed. Eventually, we decided to break the glass and grab the whole stack... we barely managed to win the hunt!

Then the dream switched to my going around with another group of friends, including Vania. Apparently, my mom wanted us all to meet her at a restaurant for dinner, so we all decided to have wild salmon. Then when the table was squished more than she liked, she yelled at me (and everyone else) for "taking up all the room" and being annoying. We all yelled back at her since she was the one who invited us to eat! After that, we all left and abandoned her at the table, heh. Then I woke up...

I know that Christon was wearing a "Go Wild! BC Salmon" shirt on Sunday, so that was probably why the salmon was in the dream. As for anything else, I don't know why... although I was hanging out a lot with Jeremy and Karen (and some with Vania) this weekend! Jon also just buzzed me: he heard from Justin that I can't make it to the party tonight.. nope! Hey, I have a free Friday coming up for once since there is no Fellowship program on Aug. 11 because of the Trinity prayer retreat the next day. Sweet! Karen Choo also just emailed the Bible Study group about Bible Study this coming Friday: I find it amusing that the email subject line indicates that Shaw thinks it's junk email, haha. [Shaw Suspected Junk Email]... HAHAHA!

You scored 46 sociability!

Sometimes, you like to party... other times, an evening in looks like the better option. For you, it's all about balance. You're not a 24/7 party animal, but you're sure not shutting yourself away from human contact either. You probably have quite a few good friends and see them pretty regularly, but you try to schedule in some quiet time as well, and can cope well with being alone for a while. You likely value your friends and are willing to make the effort to stay in touch, and you're the type of person who will stop for a chat with your neighbours, but you don't make unreasonable demands on people's time. Most people would probably feel you have the best of both worlds.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 16% on sociability
Link: The How Sociable are you? Test written by ladyoftheflame on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Loner / Normie
You are the lonely type. You have a few close friends around, but you don't speak much. The shyness overrides you. Instead, you focus on schoolwork, as there's nothing else to do. You don't have the best stuff... and the preps are unbearable. It's a war of survival for you! OR You are an average Joe person. People talk to you, and polite conversations occur frequently. Your grades are okay, so it keeps your parents happy. You have ups and downs, decent friends, and ample time to kick back!
What type of high school student are you?

You're more of a dark artist. While some of your materials are not exactly "demented," you tend to put a twist to the "nicer" (like angels), and you give demons a holier light. You tend to put a deeper meaning into things... one most people don't see.
What kinda of artist are you?

Julian Casablancas
You are the amazing lead vocalist that everyone loves, Julian Casablancas!
Wich Kick Ass Strokes Member are you???


111. Taylor Hicks, Do I Make You Proud
110. Terry Jacks, Seasons in the Sun
109. Sixpence None the Richer, Kiss Me
108. Eric Clapton, Wonderful Tonight
107. Rascal Flatts, What Hurts the Most
106. the Stylistics, Break Up to Make Up
105. Bright Eyes, First Day of My Life
104. Bruce Springsteen, Dancing in the Dark
103. the Monkees, Daydream Believer
102. Depeche Mode, People Are People
101. Herman's Hermits, I'm Into Something Good
100. Cutting Crew, (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight

99. Guns N Roses, Don't Cry
98. Phil Collins, Against All Odds
97. Weezer, Butterfly
96. 10cc, I'm Not in Love
95. Enrique Iglesias, Hero
94. Paul McCartney, Silly Love Songs
93. the Replacements, Skyway
92. Barry Manilow, Mandy
91. Shaggy, Angel
90. Erasure: Oh, L'Amour

89. Olivia Newton-John, I Honestly Love You
88. Savage Garden, I Knew I Loved You
87. Journey, Open Arms
86. Tim McGraw, Don't Take the Girl
85. Eddie Holman: Hey There, Lonely Girl
84. Dave Matthews Band, Crash
83. Chicago, You're the Inspiration
82. Britney Spears: I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman
81. Stephen Bishop, On and On
80. the Cure, Friday I'm in Love

79. Garth Brooks, The River
78. Minnie Ripperton, Lovin' You
77. Simon & Garfunkel, Scarborough Fair
76. Mr. Big, To Be With You
75. LL Cool J, I Need Love
74. Foreigner, I Want To Know What Love Is
73. 98 Degrees, I Do (Cherish You)
72. Boyz II Men, I'll Make Love To You
71. Goo Goo Dolls, Iris
70. the Orioles, Crying in the Chapel

69. Kenny Chesney, You Had Me From Hello
68. Bow Wow, Let Me Hold You
67. The Free Design, Kites Are Fun
66. Usher, Burn
65. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: Our House
64. Stevie Wonder, I Just Called To Say I Love You
63. the Smiths, Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
62. Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle
61. Styx, Babe
60. Kajagoogoo, Too Shy

59. Elton John, Someone Saved My Life Tonight
58. Daniel Powter, Bad Day
57. Kenny Rogers, She Believes in Me
56. Dashboard Confessional, Vindicated
55. Bryan Adams, (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
54. Peter, Paul, and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane
53. Spice Girls, 2 Become 1
52. Bee Gees, How Deep Is Your Love
51. Pat Boone, Tutti Frutti
50. Peter Frampton, I'm in You

49. Mariah Carey, Hero
48. Billy Joel, Just the Way You Are
47. Donny Osmond, Puppy Love
46. Huey Lewis, Hip to Be Square
45. Davil Soul, Don't Give Up On Us
44. Clay Aiken, Invisible
43. John Denver, Annie's Song
42. the Beatles, When I'm 64
41. James Taylor, You've Got a Friend
40. N'Sync, God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You

39. Creed, With Arms Wide Open
38. Gilbert O'Sullivan, Alone Again (Naturally)
37. Neyo, So Sick
36. Kiss, Beth
35. Patrick Swayze, She's Like the Wind
34. Puff Daddy and the Family, I'll Be Missing You
33. Celine Dion, My Heart Will Go On
32. Christopher Cross, Think of Laura
31. John Travolta, Let Her In
30. Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine

29. America, Muskrat Love
28. Wham!, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
27. Extreme, More Than Words
26. Climax, Precious and Few
25. Five For Fighting, Superman (It's Not Easy)
24. Air Supply, All Outta Love
23. John Mayer, Your Body Is a Wonderland
22. Debbie Boone, You Light Up My Life
21. Spandau Ballet, True
20. Iron and Wine, Such Great Heights

19. Richard Marx, Right Here Waiting
18. R. Kelly, I Believe I Can Fly
17. the Carpenters, Close To You
16. Eric Carmen, All By Myself
15. Johnny Ray, Cry
14. Tupac, Dear Mama
13. Neil Diamond and Barbard Streisand, You Don't Bring Me Flowers
12. Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way
11. Lionel Richie, Hello


10. Coldplay, Fix You (2005)
These British softies apparently didn't get the memo that Dawson's Creek had been cancelled when they wrote this weeper. Luckily, the producers of The O.C. love syrupy ballads, and frontman Chris Martin managed to outwhine the show's mighty Cohen.

9. Bread, If (1971)
The uncontested champions of wuss, these hair-parted-in-the-middle, slacks-wearing California boys have forgotten more classic whimperings than James Blunt will ever write. Nothing showed off sensitivity to the ladies like a Best of Bread 8-track. By comparison, the Eagles were Slayer.

8. Culture Club, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (1983)
While most '80s icons were out scoring with models, Boy George spent his free time weeping in his studio. Torn apart by his turbulent love affair with his Club's closeted drummer, the cross-dressing pop queen poured his heart out on this mid-tempo tearjerker. Listen closely and you can almost hear his mascara running.

7. Nick Lachey, What's Left of Me (2006)
Newly-divorced Nick got his heart broken by mean ol' Jessica, and it spawned this syrupy serenade. He may be "half the man," but getting half the money can't be all that bad, can it?

6. Dan Fogelberg, Longer (1979)
Of the lawsuits holding musicians responsible for violent lyrics, comedian Denis Leary once quipped, "Does that mean I can sue Dan Fogelberg for making me into a pussy in the mid-'70s?" After citing a couple of this song's Hallmark-card metaphors, the prosecution could rest.

5. Poison, Every Rose Has Its Thorn (1988)
Poison's rampant hedonism was just a cry for help from the band's secret, inner wuss. If the lipgloss didn't give it away, lyrics like "instead of makin' love, we both made our separate ways" exposed the guys as a bunch of softies. Any real metalhead would know that roses are only cool when paired with guns or tattoos.

4. James Blunt, You're Beautiful (2005)
It's the classic, tragic love story: Stoned man sees pretty girl on subway, girl exits with boyfriend, man loses will to live... all set to a bitchin' Spanish guitar riff menacing enough to evoke Wham's Careless Whisper.

3. Michael Jackson, Ben (1972)
Long before he was accused of anything unsavory, Michael Jackson's mind was in the gutter -- singing this screechy love song to a rat. Yep, Ben (the protagonist of the movie of the same name) was a heckuva guy... but he ate garbage. We wish we could say that rodent love songs stopped here, but see also Muskrat Love.

2. Dan Hill, Sometimes When We Touch (1997)
It doesn't get much softer than this soft-rock classic from a Torontonian who barely got it up for one more Top 40 hit a decade later. He wants to cuddle his beloved "til the fear in me subsides." By the sound of things, that could be a while.

aaaaaaand Number One:
1. R.E.M., Shiny Happy People (1991)
Disowned by the band on its 2003 greatest-hits album despite being one of the critically adored "college rock" group's biggest chart successes, Shiny Happy People is a case in point that irony doesn't always translate. (That's why they created emoticons ;-) ) Supposedly written in response to the horrific Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing in 1989, the song finds poetic lyricist Michael Stipe borrowing from a bit of Chinese propaganda roughly interpreted as "shiny happy people holding hands." But the finished product was no trenchant political statement from a human-rights warrior exercising the power of his celebrity. Instead, it was an anthemic lobotomy, precisely the kind of pop puffery the band meant to skewer.

Source: AOL Music

Some of these I actually like... but some I can do without like Britney Spears, N'Sync, Celine Dion, or Backstreet Boys! I kinda liked the Mariah Carey one, and some of the more rockish ones go without saying! (Goo Goo Dolls, R.E.M., Mr. Big, Poison, Extreme, etc.)

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