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Euphoria

To pass the time while my parents were gone for the weekend, I decided to have a Star Trek movie marathon of sorts. I watched Star Trek: Generations last night and then watched Star Trek: First Contact after church today. At some point today, I'll be watching Star Trek: Insurrection and then Star Trek: Nemesis before they come back tomorrow evening.

That's not what has me in such a good mood, however. While watching First Contact, the phone rang and I, of course, was like "If this is a telemarketer, someone will die." but no, it was for me but it a certain woman returning my phone message...I was right. She had been working a lot. She'd like to get together again...but not until after the holidays. I have mixed emotions about that but I'm very happy nonetheless.

I'm ok with being the friendly fat guy...








Hurley
You scored 55% kindness, 36% courage, 36% seedy past, and 51% secretiveness!

"For the record, my belt HAS dropped a notch. I'm a big guy. It's gonna be a while before you're going to want to give me a piggy back ride."


Dude, you are Hurley. You are a kind soul with some terrible luck. While you're always lending a helping hand, you're not exactly the bravest guy on the island. What you do is even more important - keep people entertained. The only problem you've got is that whole jinxed numbers thing. You're so secretive, no one on the island even knows that you're a multimillionaire! Let it out, dude. There's no use trying to keep it all bottled up inside, man.

Your polar opposite is: Jin. You are similar to: Claire and Sun.
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