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Another Quiz Result Like Lady Vader's

Batman
Congratulations! You scored a super 68%!

Cool, calm and powerful. Whilst your actual super abilities may not be anything too dazzling, you have earnt the respect of both friends and enemies in response to your amazing fighting skills, strategic combat and experience. Luckily you have access to the greens which can fund all your majorly cool gadgets, vehicles and weapons! Also, you're reluctant but still accepting to the idea of having a teammate/side-kick, which just makes everything a whole lotta fun, doesn't it now! On the down side, you've probably suffered some sort of trauma at a young age (that's why we don't talk to the old man near the swings, kids). Similar to the Wolverine, your past is a base for your current motivation, undertaking some kind of personal vow in search of justice. All in all though, you're one tough nut. There's not a lot of people who have the minerals to go up against you, and you're experienced enough not to get cocky…

Bad News, Good News, and a Few Reviews

A day or two ago my mother found out that her cousin's cancer was in the final stages and she didn't have much longer to live. (This was the mother of the groom at the family wedding I talked about going to awhile back.) I'm glad my mother was able to enjoy herself at the play despite.

Also, remember I mentioned my "Bosnian sister" was moving to Detroit? Well, she called from the road yesterday. They're probably there now.

Oh, and I mentioned that my Florida cousin was going to be affected by Hurricane Wilma. She and her family did evacuate but they're back home and there apparently wasn't any serious property damage.

I loved Spamalot perhaps more than the movie it was "lovingly ripped off" from although I admit Holy Grail isn't my favorite Monty Python film. That honor goes to Life of Brian which I suppose has to do with my wall-to-wall church childhood but who knows or gives a damn? I bought a tee-shirt and when to the lounge of our hotel…

Again, Not Surprised.

hyphen
You scored 38% Sociability and 41% Sophistication!

You are comfortable around others. While you don't have to go out every night, yet you take pride in being easy to get along with. This should not, however, be misconstrued as believing (as many do) that you are without subtlety. In fact, you have the power to inform the anal retentive that, indeed, they are discussing an anal-retentive issue. Who else can do that? Quotation marks intimidate you a little bit.








My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:










You scored higher than 26% on Sociability







You scored higher than 13% on SophisticationLink: The Which Punctuation Mark Are You Test written by Gazda on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Birthday Recap 2005

Not sure you're interested but let me tell you about my birthday celebration yesterday. For dinner we had roast beef and gravy with mashed potato and gravy and broccoli. It was very good. This year, instead of cake we had pie. I know it sounds a bit unusual but I think it's good we shook things up a bit.

I received no books this year which is very odd. I also only received one CD: Bob Dylan's "Live at the Gaslight 1962" (You know the one only available at Starbuck's.) It wasn't on my list but is a very good album nonetheless. In fact, I had a buttload of CDs on the list this year and I left off a few others so it would have been nice to receive at least a couple of them.

I did get a few DVDs this year. Only one was on the list: Batman Begins which my father and I watched again last night. I love this movie. The casting is spectacular just taking into account Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon which is so much more accurate than Pat Hingle who acted more like Harvey …

Pre-Cal, No...

You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!Could You Pass 8th Grade Math?

Office Space and Other Stories

Due to my mother's secretary being out of the office, I went in with her today to do some e-mails for her and some other typing. I also installed some new software for her and previewed some CD-roms for Christian education at my own church for my father. Exciting, no? (The answer is no.)

Ok, so I'm really liking Kelly Clarkson's new album way more than I really should. I haven't bought it yet because, well, it goes against my usually impeccable music taste. I suppose she did actually co-write some of the songs so maybe it's not that big a deal. I don't know. It still bothers me though.

I've been so cold since I came back from Florida. I wasn't there long enough to get climatized, was I? True, I will be 28 on Wednesday but I didn't think cold affected you until you were in your 70's or so. Has this changed or am I just wrong?

I was surprised the Halliwells dumped their disguises so quickly. I think that's what I like about Charmed they d…

Another Friday Night And I Ain't Got Nobody

In the good old days I didn't mind staying home on a Friday night but I was very bored and lonely last night. The online dating thing just isn't working anymore, if it ever really did.

The bar scene just doesn't appeal to me so I really don't want to go that route. The real problem, of course, there is that I'd have to go with my parents or by myself. The former does not sound like that much fun to me and the latter sounds a little too dangerous.

Obviously, since I'm not employed, I can't hang out with co-workers. Actually, I have yet to have a job with co-workers I've wanted to hang out with. Maybe I haven't got the whole picture but it seems to me faternazation with your co-workers during work hours seems frowned upon in the white collar world I'm forced to work in due to my disabilities.

Since my friends from college are scattered to the four winds, this also is not an option. I receive regular e-mails from Deuce but I think I'd have to kill…

I'm Doomed But Not Surprised...

The Boy Next Door
RandomGentleLoveDreamer (RGLDm)

Kind, yearning, playful, you are The Boy Next Door. You're looking for real Love, a lot like girls do. It might not be manly, but it's sweet.

We think the next three years will be very exciting and fruitful ones for you. Your spontaneous, creative side makes you a charming date, and we think you have a horny side just waiting to shine. Or glisten, rather. You enter new relationships unusually hopeful, and the first moments are especially glorious. If you've had some things not work out before, so what.

Your exact opposite:
The 5-Night Stand

DeliberateBrutalSexMaster
On paper, most girls would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you're often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men. You're the typical "nice guy:" without just a touch of cockiness, you're doomed with girls. A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold.

More than any oth…

This Looks Familiar...

You are a stone key, and you unlock old and magical
secrets. What you have to offer is powerful and
difficult for many to understand, but
invaluable to the few who can truly grasp it.
Give the things you have carefully and
wisely, because not everyone will use them for
good.


What sort of key are you and what do you unlock?
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I wonder if it's significant Lady V and I keep getting the same answers...

Super Marathon

As you may already know if you read the Lady's comments before coming here, I have a cold. I started feeling ill about Wednesday night but then really started to feel crappy. I don't recall the last time I had such a persistent sore throat and the lack of body temperature regulation is driving me insane.

So to pass the time, I had a "Super Marathon" of sorts. First, I watched the episode of Smallville from this past Thursday which rocked my socks then I watched Superman III. I have to admit it was odd seeing Annette O'Toole as Lana but I think, aside from the extremely slow beginning, the movie was pretty good. Hell, Richard Pryor is hilarious without really even trying.

Despite my illness,we went downtown Hartford last night for the East Coast premiere of Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky which was kind of a country-western musical. I was hepped up on cold medicine but I really liked it.

My Google Survey

I swiped this from Lady Vader but my name is more common than hers so this is not a complete list. Here's how this works: You type into google "[Your name] needs" (with the quotes) and hit enter. Put up the results, and have people vote on it. (LJ users can make a poll).

So, I need:

1. A holiday or just a cuddle
2. A "Comedy Caculator"
3. A new bicycle
4. A Laptop Foundation
5. You
6. Remedial spelling lessons
7. Your help and prayer
8. A family willing to adopt me and my (non-existant) two brothers
9. To get out there
10. To be loved unconditionally
11. To know Jesus loves me.
12. To fix it.
13. To hire more people
14. To take anger management courses
15. To contact you for an interview
16. To go back and see what the President needs.
17. To be a Mod cos I'm the main man.
18. Friends
19. To fix my hair
20. A lawnmower and a pick up truck.

There you have it. Voting lines are now open.

I Forgot

I had forgotten to mention the movies we watched while I was down South. I know it doesn't usually get much comment but some of you silent readers may be curious.

First, we watch the Quentin Tarantino-penned True Romance. I had never seen the whole thing before but as we watched I had seen one of the scenes before sometime when we were in a motel with HBO. It was alright but not great.

Next, we watched Supersize Me. My cousin and her husband joked I'd become a vegan after watching it. Guess what? No I haven't. I think the most gruesome part was when they showed how Chicken McNuggets were made and all it really did was make me crave them...Though I'm not the kind of person who enjoys watching surgery, the gastric bypass surgery didn't bother me. I've had worse surgeries done to me. For the most part, the movie was merely common sense. The sad part really is that it's not common sense for so many people but those who read this regularly know I've always tho…

The Sunshine State

Yes, I'm back and, yes, it greatly improved my mood. It was about 90 degrees all week. I had forgotten my bathing suit. (Can you believe it?) So we went to Target to buy a new one but we never ended up going swimming anyway.

I think the times I enjoyed best were when my cousin's son, who'll be two soon, was asleep and we were just hanging out. Don't get me wrong, I did have fun playing with and reading to him but what I think I really needed was to associate with people my own age.

I return home to find that the kitten is gone. A family with three children came on Saturday I think to take Lizzie away. Get this, without knowing that we gave her that name one of the girls told my parents that's what they planned to name her! Of course, their reference was Hillary Duff while ours was Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennett but it's still spooky. Susie immediately reverted back to her old self as soon as the kitten left.

Argh!

I leave tomorrow for Florida and, really, not a fucking nanosecond too soon. Things are going to hell in a handbasket around here. In addition to all the other shit in my life, we get a form letter in the mail today from one the town departments that the church will be fined for breaking the graffiti law or at least would have been had we not already removed it. As CT residents who watched the news yesterday know, it wasn't us who put the swastika up. Damn middle school gang!

So anyway, those readers who have ever eaten with me, which I don't think there are any but whatever, know I'm a messy eater and really can't always help that. Tonight I was given some KFC on our new couch, a little grease gets on it and my mother fucking goes off on me about how much money they spent and how we never buy furniture and shit like that. I know she had a bad day but this is not the first time I've been yelled at because of this and I'm fucking sick of it.

Meanwhile my Sox are p…

As Promised

Yesterday before we went to the Big E!, I came across the Boston Globe's Top 50 Sci Fi shows. Those of you who know me well know that I cannot let a list such as this pass without basically ripping it a new one.

Let's start with the things they did right. I love the fact they included The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman (Take that SciFi!) as well as Dark Angel and newer science fiction such as Stargate Atlantis. I even agree that Earth:Final Conflict should be on it despite the last season.

Here's where we run into problems. The Man From U.N.C.L.E is not a science fiction show. If spy shows are in fact scifi then Alias must be included. Why was the original Battlestar Galactica included and not Knight Rider? Personally, I preferred John Doe over Nowhere Man and Beauty and the Beast over Lois and Clark which shouldn't have been included over the far superior Smallville anyway. (The list was probably compiled well before the season premiere but still...)

The most gr…