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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
4:59 pm
Real People
You might be an engineer if...
Monday, April 30th, 2007
5:49 pm
Now look what Andrew's started!
Everybody's doing it... Tell me if my daemon is accurate. :)

Daemon Meme

(This is from The Golden Compass, which apparently is a movie coming out soon and therefore has a cool and uselessly flashy Flash website, which is to say, a cool Flash website.)

Current Mood: fine
Thursday, April 19th, 2007
5:03 pm
It's true.

Although I recognize that really, I have never been unloved.

Current Mood: "fine"
Thursday, November 30th, 2006
5:32 pm
Hmm, this one is also kind-of true. (Read my previous entry first, if you want to know what I'm talking about.)

Style #2Collapse )

Current Mood: still devious
5:23 pm
Flash Meme
One of the better memes I've taken recently. It's flagrantly Flash-y but perfectly cynical.

My seduction style is...Collapse )

Current Mood: devious
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
3:12 pm
My Pirate Name
My pirate name is:
Captain Morgan Cash

Even though there's no legal rank on a pirate ship, everyone recognizes you're the one in charge. You're musical, and you've got a certain style if not flair. You'll do just fine. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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Current Mood: unmotivated
Thursday, August 31st, 2006
6:33 pm
Morbid Necessity
Someone, I forget who now, posted an iPod quiz. Basically you hit shuffle and then the next song is the answer to the next question of your quiz. She came up with "The Breaking of the Fellowship" (from Fellowship of the Ring, score by Howard Shore) for "Song to play at my funeral." The friend and all commenters agreed it was quite appropriate, actually. And it got me thinking -- albeit morbidly -- that no one would know what to do for my funeral if I died! So I've decided to rectify that and post what I want you to do for my funeral, should it ever become necessary.

First of all, the lyrics to that part of "The Breaking of the Fellowship," "In Dreams" (purportedly by Edward Ross, but I have the CD and someone should check the liner notes): You can play just the singing part, since the score at the beginning of the track is lovely but possibly boring. It might be nice over a collage of pictures remembering my life. I'm having trouble coming up with which other song would go well with that, though. There aren't a lot of happy songs about death -- not that I love the idea of dying, but of course, "For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. 1:21). (Cool explanation of that here.)

Nope, I've got it. Newsboys come through! "Hallelujah" will do well, and it's a peppy enough song that it won't cause crying like the other one would.Then again, maybe the photo collage is better saved for a wedding, and a funeral should just be eugooglies. (That's "eulogies," for those who haven't seen Zoolander.)

At any rate, I also know what I want on my tombstone. As for my body, you can donate it to science or cremate it or whatever you feel led to do. Of course, if it's possible, you should first harvest as many organs as possible to help others. But if I have some sort of memorial or headstone somewhere, I'd want this Emily Dickinson poem on it -- #919, apparently -- with as close to her original spelling and punctuation as possible (despite that such a request is contrary to my grammatical nature):Since that's rather long for a headstone, just the first two lines will do. The Philippians verse wouldn't be a bad one, either. Ephesians 5:8 would also do: "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light." Edit: Um, actually, nothing about earthly living for the funeral... just a tad too depressing, if you know what I mean. (If you're wondering where my "Daughter of Light" designation came from, it's that and 1 Thes. 5:5, made gender-neutral: "You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.")

And no cherubs. Or angels, really, as cool as they are, for I'm not going to become an angel. If you must have a picture, it should be someone looking upward or over her shoulder in unexpected delight.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
1:16 pm
On Naming Children
There's a family in my church whose last name is Haase, pronounced "hauz" or sometimes "hauss" -- that's a long a as in father, not ow as in German Haus. They just named their son Haegen (rhymes with Jason). It has a great meaning (which I forget at present), but seriously: do you think there is even a chance that his friends and/or enemies growing up won't call him "Häagen Dazs"?

Current Mood: unmotivated
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
10:21 pm
For Cassie
If you haven't seen this yet, you haven't snorked enough milk up your nose.
Vader calls the Emperor to report on New Hope events...

Current Mood: excited
Monday, February 20th, 2006
12:57 pm
Friday, February 17th, 2006
11:30 am
It's a short meme, so I didn't bother cutting for it. So sue me. :)

Your 2005 Song Is

"Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson

"But since you've been gone,
I can breathe for the first time...
I'm so moving on."

In 2005, you moved on.

Current Mood: sunny
Monday, January 9th, 2006
11:35 am
I cut for memes, especially this many...Collapse )

Current Mood: distracted
Thursday, November 10th, 2005
12:18 am
Shameless Self-Promotion!
Writers Make Magic!

I'm doing Nano, and I made the above website. It should take you about two minutes to look through it all. Then link to it! Like a virus, it will spread throughout the internet! At least for a week. :)

Current Mood: tired
Friday, October 14th, 2005
1:20 pm
Well, I'm apparently a dog!
Dogster stats for Abigail Needs A Home.
Okay... Dogster!?! I appreciate that they're trying to find homes for homeless dogs, but still. '-ster' needs a rest.

Abigail Needs to Chew.
You know it!

"Sometimes, I cry just thinking how badly Abigail needs that heart," the nurse
"I wish...you had a heart!"

Abigail needs a feeding tube, but is learning to eat some baby food.
I knew my diet was sad, but this...

Abigail needs her dress to return to home.
Have pity on my coworkers!

Abigail needs advise for her sister, to prepare her for her wedding night.
"You're not even...literate!"

Abigail needs more input, not less.
Is my code that bad?

Abigail needs some undivided attention right now.
Don't I always...

Abigail needs him, adores him. And besides, they have two things in common.
Their secrets. And death.
I told you not to tell!

Abigail needs balance in her upbringing.
Because she's not grown up yet.

Current Mood: happy
Monday, September 19th, 2005
1:00 pm
Why Switchfoot Is Cool
They'll probably get into a whole heap of troulbe for it, but they're still cool:

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
4:07 pm
(I'd cut for memes but I don't know how to. ;) )

Your power is: Clairvoyance

Explanation: Your power is that you can look into the future and see what's coming. How far and long you can look depends on your skill level. Even if it seems like a boring ability, it is a huge responsibility, for you will be constantly tempted to use your power for selfish gain. It takes high morals to not be brought down with it.

Therefore you fit with this power quite well. You take responsibility and do what the right thing. Of course, you're only human. But you're a trustworthy person and loyal to teammates. In school you were probably a good student. Most clairvoyants tend to prefer their own company or that of close friends and family. You are also not a big risk-taker and prefer what is already explored; suprises can turn out badly and then you won't be in control.

Negative aspects: Since you're always doing the right thing and being trustworthy, you can become frustrated by the broken world you live in. Also, all that you carry on your shoulders gives you great stress. You need to relax to be in good mental shape.

What Power is Compatible With You? [12 results]
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Current Mood: bored
Saturday, August 27th, 2005
12:26 am
Something wicked...
There's something outside on my patio. I prefer to believe it's a something and not a someone. It sounds like something brushing against the screen door, not quite as if it were being slid open. At first I thought it was the cat brushing against the vertical blinds, but then she came over to investigate. This had the double negative impact of assuring me that something was making noise and assuring me it wasn't Princess.

Now, I live in a very safe area. As far as I know, the only hoodlums in my apartment complex are of the 8-year-old variety. Plus, I just realized that my front door was unlocked, so if someone had really wanted to come in, they could've just come through the door. Okay, that's creeping me out, I have to go lock the door...

I'm back. So it's a something. A bat, a bird, a dog. The wind? Fortunately bigger than a spider, although if a spider showed up about now, I'd probably have a serious freak-out.

You single women who live alone: how do you deal with "noises"? They aren't technically threatening, but I'm really straining to keep my macabre imagination in check. Do you keep the TV or music on? Beat the ideas out of your head and distract yourself into feeling safe?

Current Mood: scared
Friday, July 29th, 2005
10:06 pm
A heartbreaking work of staggering genius
Or whatever that book was called. From my friend Mike:

I just read a poem of staggering genius. It's one of those things that's so simple that
when you read it, it's like your entire brain rotates a tiny degree in your skull and you
suddenly perceive the cosmos, or summat. Here 'tis.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
All my base
Are belong to you.
Monday, July 25th, 2005
11:27 am
Something to do in Seattle
Who wouldn't enjoy the abundance of swords, double entendres and jollity to be found in Theater Schmeater's The Three Musketeers? My review. Info, if you can't be bothered with mine.

Current Mood: good
Monday, July 11th, 2005
11:29 pm
Friggin' income-tax-less state...
Have you ever heard of the RTA Excise tax? I got my vehicle tab renewal postcard in the mail (last month, and only just now found it, and then only after going through all the piles of paper in my dining room, living room and den). It had a nice "Renew online!" banner on it, so I thought, that sounds like a good plan! So I went online to renew and was surprised by $33 of extra fees. For one thing, if I want to have it mailed to me, I have to use a subagent, who will charge $3.75 (you want to talk about a racket, be a subagent for the DOL; but I don't have the time to get all worked up about that now). Second, I had an extra $30 for RTA Excise tax on the bill that wasn't on my postcard. Which one is right? I mean, naturally I don't want to pay it, because who wants to pay more than she has to? But in the interest of "rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's," I would pay it if I had to. Will I get in trouble if I mailed in the postcard and it didn't have the fee? Why do we live in this socialist state, anyway?

Current Mood: outraged
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