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14 September 2005 @ 01:20 am
20 Things I Hate About Me Meme  
"Write 20 random facts about yourself then tag the same amount of people as minutes it takes you to write the facts. If you're tagged it's your turn. bugger all"

1. I feel strangely Puritan whenever I am offered an apple. (I believe this stems from a conversation in Season 3 involving Holtz)
2. I don't dream that I can remember, and I have recently been lead to believe (by non-authoritative literary sources) that this is due to a zinc deficiency. More investigation is required.
3. I am the proud owner of a MicroKorg that I have yet to play, mostly because I'm too exhausted to do anything but watch Wonderfalls after work. Now that I've finished the series, the MicroKorg gets top billing tomorrow night.
4. I have three computers hooked up to one mouse/keyboard/monitor right now, and it feels like something that feels really great.
5. That sounded a little like I was telling you something dirty. Somehow, I'll get over it.
6. I like to pronounce things in foreign languages under my breath, even when I have no idea what they mean - this gets me in trouble in grocery stores, when people assume I can translate for them, and . . . something about a llama.
7. I would much prefer to be too cold than too hot, just not in my dealings with others.
8. I have ten scars where ten moles used to be. They were removed in order to perform biopsies to test for cancer.
9. I can play the guitar, but I haven't picked it up in months.
10. I am addicted to WebSudoku.com. No - I don't have a problem.
11. I once owned a gerbil named Ghengis Khan. I named her that after I saw Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. She starved to death because she ate half of a pipe worth of plastic while I was in Florida.
12. I used to sleep-Nintendo as a seven-year-old.
13. I will consult books instead of talking with people. I see this as a fault.
14. I have a plan in my mind to produce a tech-tree description of rebuilding civilization from the ground up. I don't think I can do it - but I like that idea better than working on a '78 chevy on blocks in my front yard.
15. My career aptitude test in 6th grade said that I should be a stockbroker. In eighth grade, it said I should be a federal marshal, a psychologist, or a clown. It was roughly seventeen different things when I took it in tenth grade, and my guidance counselor let me pick the three that made the most sense to do my project on.
16. I'm not afraid to say that Sarah Vowell has a sexy, sexy  voice, in a sexy, sexy body.
17. I was the Ace of Spades in my town's 1988 production of Alice in Wonderland. That's right - I was a totally metal second-grader.
18. The three contemporary musical albums I remember listening to before I was ten were the Flashdance soundtrack, The Best of the Doors, and Rumours. These were the only three albums my dad owned on CD, as far as I can remember, and these were the three albums we listened to when we unwrapped presents on Christmas Day.
19. I gave up eating mammals as of last Thursday. I feel a little better, digestion-wise, since the change. Of course, it's not like I'm a vampire now - or a weretiger. Because while that would be cool, it would also mean that I would try to eat the entire party.
20. I try to read my own weight in books every year.
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ninja in the shadows: samus_aranseiryu_16 on September 14th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC)
Yours kick the collective asses of mine.

The computer thing IS geek-sexy, rar. Dammit, and I am reminded I need a new video card. And it would be nice to have a desk large enough to accomodate a second monitor. Le sigh, I am no geek enuf. ::hangs head::

And do you still eat avians? This is something for us to know, lest we try and cook you chicken when you visit again, which you will, because eventually we will MAKE you. I know people in your area with chloroform, and have contacts in the airline industry that know not to ask too many questions.
Virtual Travellervtraveller on September 14th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
What? No A-Team style drugged tofu burger? Tish.


Sorry, you perked me on the KVM. Le sigh? You'd le weep at my 32" TFT of despair then. (FYI - the 6800GT totally kicks ass)
ninja in the shadows: pocky?seiryu_16 on September 14th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
But chloroform is so much more fun!

32"?! AW. I would DIE, that would be so awesome. OUR TELEVISIONS AREN'T EVEN THAT BIG.
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Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on September 14th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
I have only one monitor - and three computers. Not sure if that was clear or not - my desk is big enough to do two monitors and two computers or one monitor and three computers. Le sigh.

My only rule right now is to not eat mammals. I would prefer eating avians that are not wild game or factory-raised, but I can do the best with what you have.
ninja in the shadows: dancinseiryu_16 on September 14th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)
Still geektastic. I crave more monitors because 1) it would help for comicking and 2) it would be totally sweet.

Gotcha. Trader Joe's is where it is AT then. Also, there is seafood. Right?
Virtual Travellervtraveller on September 14th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
no no - I get ya. KVM box.

At work I have a lot of computers because I write then test network software. Think computer store volumes. If I'm having a light-day then it's three laptops - a bad day and I'm running close to ten.

I tend to overload computers and then switch to the next computer while the previous one is catching up.

That's not an accoladed, it just shows how much computers can suck.
Abra SWcloudscudding on September 14th, 2005 12:03 pm (UTC)
Number 14 is so cool.
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on September 14th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to imagine you saying that out loud, and failing.
prof_vencireprof_vencire on September 14th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
Actually, #14 is awesome. I'd appreciate if someone did.

I'm always worried about restarting things after A) The Apocalypse, B) Accidental Time Travel, or C) Trapped on a Primitive Planet.

I don't even know how to make black-powder.

I think it involves feces somehow.

Additionally, what an awesome accomplishment even the first 25% of that tech tree would be. It's potentially useful and also something to point to as proof of value.

And you could totally use it to pick up very specific types of girls.
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atelierlune on September 14th, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
Sleep-Nintendo wa nani?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on September 14th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
Some people sleepwalk. My mom said I was pretty good.
Gostor of Wafflekaulis on September 15th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
Battletoads Is A Cool Knockoff of Golden Axe
In high school, I stayed up for three days straight during a trivia party. I'd been playing Battle Toads on the NES since late morning on the third day, and had amassed an awful lot of extra lives. I'd also gotten progressively worse at the hand-eye coordination required for the oddly-timed jumping in that game. I was at the start of the fire stage, and had to jump over a burning pit, but I just couldn't do it. So far I'd managed to avoid figuring out how to make the long jumps, but now there was no way around it.

I felt really bad for my toad, since I had about a dozen spare lives, and I kept forcing him to throw himself to a fiery doom. I think I went through six toads that way.

Anyhow, in the midst of my moral dilemma about how to proceed, I fell over sideways (mostly to see if anyone would notice). I'm not sure I even felt the floor; I went straight to sleep and didn't wake up until nearly midnight.
atelierlune on September 15th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
I occasionally sleep walk (see my #20). My sister ph34rs me.

So, no eating mammals? That means you eat lizards now, right? :oD
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jayshabsolutekaos on September 14th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC)
welcome to the sans-mammal eating lifestyle. i would be happy to share recipes.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Super Hobodiscoflamingo on September 15th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to engage in the mutually beneficial act of information exchange.