Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Ethinic Openness That Is Me

Yesterday for lunch my aunt, roommate and I went to the 25th Annual Greek Festival held at the nearby Orthodox Church. The difference between this one and the one I went to in Hartford is this: they didn't have tirokopeida here just really good spanakopeida but the beer selection was so much better here as I didn't have to suffer through skanky beer but could get a local microbrew so, yay! After my dinner of leftover Chinese, we went back as there was an actual live band playing. The dancing was a let down as none of the really hot women seemed to participate...

Since Stargate SG-1 has now ended, I suppose I should say a few words. While they didn't totally suck, I think the last two seasons were totally unnecessary. Adding new cast members is fine but I think people should have learned their lesson from Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda. You don't change the plot of the show mid-stream. The fact all three shows were filmed next door to each other can't be a coincidence. Only, Alias pulled this off and that's really only because I think people missed the real point of the show but I've already written about that...

As to the final episode itself, I worried that it would not have any finality to it since we all know the Ori storyline won't be concluded until the first direct-to DVD movie. I was very pleasantly surprised they actually did manage to pull it off. It was very moving. A few nitpicks, however. Killing off the Asgard was cliched (as was their gift) and who didn't see Teal'c volunteering to stay old? I mean he obviously hadn't aged as quickly as the others. Finally, the Daniel/Valla relationship, while hinted at ever since her introduction three years ago, still seemed forced. If they weren't trapped in a bubble for fifty years, they wouldn't be together and need I remind the one reader who cares about this paragraph but this is not the couple fans want to see get together anyway...

I wrap up my review with this:

Friday, June 22, 2007

And Now, A Lame Quiz!


Your Score: Dionysus


33% Extroversion, 46% Intuition, 55% Emotiveness, 76% Perceptiveness



Although deeply emotional, you are extremely lacking in self-knowledge. You are somewhat needy, and when bored, may become very hedonistic. Your life is a quest for meaning, above all else. You are most like Dionysus. You are primarily interested in serving others, but your efforts are almost always unappreciated. You aren't confrontational, you're often out of tune with your own needs and unaware of the consequences of your own actions.

You are, at heart, a good person. You are very affectionate, and you are very loyal to your friends and family. You are very reluctant to burden others with your own problems, to the point that this in itself can become a problem for the people who care about you. This is a particular of a more general problem. Dionysus sends wave of ruin throughout his personal life. He is the photographer who seduces his subjects. He is the teacher who seduces a student. He is the art student who paints nonrepresentational splashes of color, he is the poet who rejects meter and content. You seek sexual partners more than anything else (this is to exploit the nurturing side of others to help fill your own void). If not sexual partners, this desire to become the object of sympathy with other people can manifest itself in other destructive ways. Stinkfist by Tool explains your condition pretty well. It's very likely that you haven't had many experienced mentors. You don't want them either, because you're the sort of person who rejects criticism and boundaries, but they're also your only hope for reaching any kind of emotional maturity.

Famous People Like You: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner
I'd tell you to stay clear of Hermes, Icarus and Apollo, but you could probably learn something from them. You're least likely to hurt The Oracle, Atlas, Prometheus, and Daedalus, but Atlas and Daedalus won't like you very much.
Seek out: The Oracle, Prometheus

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Thursday, June 21, 2007

At Long Last, A Real Post!

Yesterday was another up and down day. In the morning, I called my agency and left a message concerning the upcoming work I will be considered for. She calls back only a few hours later which I love. I hope this the norm with this branch. At the Hartford branch, only two ever called me back. It was irritating. Anyway, she informed me that the assignments were pushed back until after The Fourth which meant I could go home to see my last concert in CT before my parents move up north later this summer. Also, I'm getting my teeth cleaned while I can. Woo Hoo! (I'll leave it to you to decide which event deserves the Woo Hoo...)

I called my father to give him the news and he asks if I have money to pay for bus ticket. I didn't think so but I went online to check anyway and discovered I was in the red! It's a long story but let's just say we're not ordering from Papa John's again. There's much better pizza elsewhere anyway. (They need a Bertucci's up here, I say. I mean where else can you order the fabulous zucchini and bacon topping combination?) Thanks to the generosity of my aunt, the problem was corrected this morning.

As I was telling the roommate, I really prefer sucky, horrible days to roller coaster days but really this is how life is, right?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I Didn't Tell You How It Went

Punchline first: The assignment doesn't start until later this month or early next but may just work.

I gave myself an hour to get there as it's taken 45 in the past to walk down to where their office is. I walked past the building and still arrived a half hour early. Good thing too because the re-activation process, supposedly done after 6 months of inactivity not 4, took forever. "I don't think you'll have to redo any paper work." I was told the day before on the phone. Ha! Most everything was shredded. I was pissed. I think the fact the woman I met with on that day doesn't work there any more plays a role in this somehow but what do I know?

I came across this news item that amused me. My Connecticut readers may have already saw this but "Want some toast?"

Monday, June 11, 2007

I Had To! It's A New Computer!

I last did this on my mother's last birthday so that's long enough. Right?

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

To review:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend your cool...

Opening Credits: "Where You Are"-Jewel (Eh. It works I guess.)
Waking Up: "Blowing in the Wind"-Joan Baez (Again, I suppose it works...)
First Day At School: "I Shall Believe"-Sheryl Crow (Walking in the corridor maybe?)
Falling In Love: "I Go To Sleep"-The Pretenders (If you actually listen to the lyrics, this works surprisingly well.)
Fight Song: "Golden Years"-David Bowie (A fight between the Jets and Sharks maybe...)
Breaking Up: "Modern Love"-David Bowie (That's kind of cool actually.)
Prom (Perhaps Grad Walk?): "All Along the Watchtower"-Neil Young (That would have rocked if this song was played at my graduation but...)
Life Is Good: "Eight Miles High"- The Byrds (I suppose this works if you don't listen to the lyrics...)
Mental Breakdown: "Fragile Heart"-Jewel (Eh, I guess this would work...)
Driving: "Ooby Dooby"-Roy Orbison (Am I driving a DeLorean?)
Flashback: "Trouble Me"- 10,000 Maniacs (Not sure what kind of flashback this would be.)
Getting Back Together: "Josephine"- The Wallflowers (Well, she does taste "like sugar tangerines...")
Wedding: "End of the Line"- The Traveling Wilburys (Actually, I always did want the Wilburys to perform at my wedding...)
Birth of A Child: "Imagine"-John Lennon (That's really cool.)
Final Battle: "Rainy Day Women 12 & 35"-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Drug addiction maybe?)
Death Scene: "God Don't Make Lonely Girls"- The Wallflowers (Are these my last words?)
Funeral Song: "My Back Pages"-Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and George Harrison (Better as End Credits me thinks)
End Credits: "Baby Don't You Do It"- The Who (Awesome closing credits.)
2nd try: "Sweetheart Like You"-Bob Dylan (Well, you have to have Dylan...)

I'm Sure There's A Title For This.

Saturday, my aunt, my cousin and I went to see Shrek the Third. A good time was had by all. I worried they were going to go to the well too often with this one (The fifth one, maybe.) but was pleasantly surprised. I was also pleasantly surprised by Justin Timberlake as Artie. The cast as a whole was awesome. Adding Eric Idle (Merlin), Amy Poehler (Snow White) and Cheri Oteri (Sleeping Beauty with narcolepsy) among others to a already all-star cast was better than great. The dance number at the end was not as fun as in the past but, really, what can you do? I unequivocally recommend this movie to you and your whole family.

Yesterday, was my church's annual meeting and potluck lunch. I'm not an official member yet so I couldn't vote but it was interesting to watch and, well, they feed you.

In other news, after many months of crap, I may actually finally have a temp position and, drum roll please, I actually can get there by bus! I'll let you all know how it goes. I have to go in tomorrow morning to touch base with my agency as apparently, because they couldn't find me work these past few months, they have to re-activate me. WTBH?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

MWAHAHA!


Your Score: Evil Genius


70% Evil, 55% Intelligence, 70% Common Sense



Evil Genius is a rather enigmatic character who has mastered most forms of technology and used it to further his own ends. He desires to wrestle control of the universe away from the Supreme Being by stealing a map of the universe and exploiting its hidden flaws. Once he has accomplished this, he seeks to re-create everything in his own image, using technology as the cinch-pin of his idea of the universe.

Evil Genius earns high marks in evilness due to his iron-fisted rule of his underlings (who enjoy it). He has a moderate intelligence rating due to his understanding of technology and the many applications it potentially has, and he also earns a moderate rating in common sense for his strategizing to achieve his goals.

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Evil Genius: When I have the map, I will be free, and the world will be different, because I have understanding.
Robert: Understanding of what, master?
Evil Genius: Digital watches. And soon I will have understanding of videocassette recorders and car telephones. And when I have understanding of them, I shall have understanding of computers. And when I have understanding of computers, I shall be the Supreme Being! God isn't interested in technology. He knows nothing of the potential of the microchip or the silicon revolution. Look how he spends his time: forty-three species of parrots! Nipples for men!
Robert: Slugs.
Evil Genius: Slugs! He created slugs! They can't hear, they can't speak, they can't operate machinery. If I were creating the world, I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would've started with lasers, eight o'clock, day one.

Source of Overlord: Time Bandits (Movie)

Link: The Evil Overlord Test written by veqhturi on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test


I'm not sure how I can be an evil genius with such low intelligence but the movie was directed by Terry Gilliam so maybe that explains it...

Friday, June 08, 2007

Afternoon At The Movies

Yesterday, simply because I wanted to do something different than the same old same old and I knew only we wanted to see this movie anyway, my cousin and I went to see Knocked Up with the gorgeous Katherine Heigl. I've followed her career off and on since she appeared on Roswell, which was an under appreciated TV series if you ask me... Are we surprised she's the only one from that show that's really done anything since of any note? No, we are not.

The movie was rated R for three main reasons (sex, drug use and language) but we're all adults here. (I was asked how old I was though.) The movie straddled the line between mature and immature but I think that's what made it good. I would never want to see this movie with my mother and or grandmother, however. Like Hitch, this movie gave me hope. If a drug addicted unemployed shlub can get the girl, there is hope although but I'm really not into one night stands for reasons such as this, frankly. "You're prettier than I am." "I came over to see how my beers were doing." Do these lines actually work? I suppose if she's drunk enough...

Because no other review printed anywhere else will mention this, Kristin Wiig, who was on Saturday Night Live last I knew, was hilarious as an E! executive but since she's one of the "Two A-Holes" on that show am I surprised? No! Speaking of E! in this movie, Ryan Seacrest was the funniest I've ever seen him but, as a guy, I want Gulianna Dipandi to deliver those lines...

I close with a question: Can one really get pink eye from farting on a pillow?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Whole Lot Of Nothing Going On

You are 67% Scorpio


Since I am actually a Scorpio, this isn't too surprising...

I could discuss my recent excursions to the mall or the Old Port Festival here in town this past weekend but nothing really exciting happened either trip. I will mention though that Parmesan cheese and vinegar taste surprisingly good together on French fries...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Eh, Probably Accurate...

You Are Somewhat Mature

You definitely act like an adult sometimes, but a big part of you is still a kid at heart.
While your immature side is definitely fun, you're going to have to grow up sooner or later.
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