Monday, October 31, 2005

Another Quiz Result Like Lady Vader's

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 and let the little things like never finding happiness get you down!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 72% on Heropoints

Link: The Which SUPER HERO are you Test written by crayzee69 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

This one is different, amazingly:

You scored 55% Pride, 20% Envy, 30% Ambition, and 52% Deceitfulness!
You are Pharaoh, the “divine” ruler of Egypt. You are infamous for forcing the Children of Israel into brutal captivity in the land of Egypt. Because of your pride, you put your own people through 10 horrible plagues. Of course, you could have just let the Children of Israel go, and thereby, avoided all of the plagues, but your pride blinded you to this option. I can’t really blame you though, if I thought I was a god, I’d probably be arrogant too. You have also mastered the art of deception, and it’d be wise for people around you to know that you are not to be trusted. In the biblical story, you agreed to let the Israelites go 10 times, but went back on your agreement every time. That’s absolutely horrible, but it does make for a good villain. Other than that, you tend to be nice to your subjects when you don’t let your pride get in the way and you’re pretty laid-back for a ruler of what was once the greatest nation in the world.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 50% on Pride

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You scored higher than 9% on Envy

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You scored higher than 9% on Ambition

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You scored higher than 55% on Deceitfulness
Link: The Which Biblical Villain Are You Test written by MetalliScats on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Sunday, October 30, 2005

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, by myself, when we got back. That part sucked but I wanted to just make sure hanging out in bars by myself really did suck as I thought it might. (It did if you weren't paying attention.)

I have watched one of my new movies: Kingdom of the Spiders. It was both as intentionally and unintentionally funny as one might imagine from a '70's horror film starring Shatner and I loved every minute of it. If you need a laugh, I recommend you go out and pick it up.

I also recently finished reading Chronicles Vol.. I by Bob Dylan. It was actually an audio book read by Sean Penn which I think added something to the experience. I also own the print version and read along through some of it. I liked it but I found two things rather odd about it. One, it was written in a kind of narrative style so there would be dialogue and action. The other thing, one might think was because of the abridgment but wasn't. The book is actually set up like this, was the structure. It starts out during his early days in New York then abruptly jumps like 6 years to when he was married with a family and working on a particularly obscure album then jumps again twenty more years. (In these two particular chapters he often refers to his wife. Only if you actually know anything about him would you know these were two different women.) It then jumps back to early New York then further back to childhood in Minnesota before ending back in New York. Overall, however, it was actually a good book and I await the next installment.

Finally, before I left for New York for the play, I was contacted by the employment agency I mentioned awhile back and that they had found a job that I was very qualified for doing payroll for a non-profit and even asked if I'd be able to work Monday, meaning tomorrow. Anyway, to make a long story short, they didn't get back to me but I was called by another one of mother's church friend's who has hired me to take care of her ten cats while she's in France for two weeks. I'll be staying at least some nights over there with no computer so this post may have to tide you over for awhile, you silent readership you.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Again, Not Surprised.

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:

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You scored higher than 26% on Sociability

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You scored higher than 13% on Sophistication
Link: 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 Bullock. Lady Vader commented recently that Liam Neeson was acting very much like Qui Gon Jinn but, if you know anything about the character he was playing here, it was a quite accurate portrayal. I think there are a few similarities between the two characters which may account for the similar portrayals.

I received a couple DVDs from my aunt as well. She's pretty quirky in her gift giving. (She gave me Yoko Ono's Greatest Hits one Christmas.) She gave me Kingdom of the Spiders a cult film from 1967 starring William Shatner. I haven't watched it yet but it will be good. She also gave me a collection of Boris Karloff movies which look to be entertaining as well. I'll keep you posted.

The biggest gift of all was from my parents: tickets to see Spamalot on Broadway tomorrow night. This will also be very entertaining but I will give a review later of course.

Oh, those interested in my love life, I was contacted by a woman whose ten years older than me...

This quiz result is fairly interesting:

Your Musical Tastes Match: Nicole Kidman

See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Pre-Cal, No...

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

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 dump boring storylines quickly and don't drag them out the whole season.

Given my recent comments and other quiz results in the past, I probably shouldn't be surprised by this one:

You Are 40% Boyish and 60% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

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 him first to get him down here. He's more of a homebody than I am. Another friend emailed me on two separate occasions saying he was going to be in the area so he'd look me up. Never did either time.

It was good going down to see my cousin (who I hope is all right with Wilma set to slam into her area tomorrow) but she's in a different phase of life now as well as being several hours away by plane. My other close cousin is up in Maine and let's just say it'd be easier for me to go up there then for him to come down here and we've been drifting apart for awhile now anyway.

I guess one could say everyone I've ever been close to is now in a different place, both physically and metaphysically. I guess I mourn for the good ol' days.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

I'm Doomed But Not Surprised...

The Boy Next Door
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (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

Deliberate Brutal Sex Master
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 other type, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. As we said, many find true love, but some fail miserably in the search. These tarnished few grow up to be The Men Next Door, who are creepy as hell, offering backrubs to kids and what not.


CONSIDER: The Maid of Honor, The Peach

Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid - Free Online Dating.
My profile name: jfdavis

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

This Looks Familiar...

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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

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...

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I am the tanka.
The attention of others
Is unnerving, and
Since I try not to draw it,
I'm left alone. Which is good.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Saturday, October 15, 2005

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.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

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 thought people were stupid.

Next, we watched the funniest movie I think I've seen in ages: Bubba Ho-Tep. Bruce Campbell does the best Elvis impersonation ever. (Of course, he's one of the few to attempt the "Old Elvis." Ossie Davis was also hilarious. I should note we started watching this after trying the movie Happiness but who really could watch a movie where a father teaches a son how to masturbate...

Finally, the next thing we watched wasn't actually a movie but episodes of a TV show: Fishing with John. In this series, this frankly unknown musician goes fishing with somewhat obscure or just random celebs. This was pretty funny but after seeing Boston Legal the other night, I think a funnier show would be hosted by Bill Shatner and James Spader...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

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.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


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 playing like fucking crap right now. WTF?

Saturday, October 01, 2005

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 grievous omission to this list is the best Star Trek series known to fans simply as Deep Space Nine especially considering they did include Voyager the worst of the five.

That is just a small sampling of my problems with it but you get the idea.
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