As usual, we will check the first line of each month:

Jan: (via Twitter) lol -- My first refresh of Twitter was the Fail Whale. What does this portend?

Feb: (via Twitter) Nice game. Great ending.

Mar: (via Twitter) There are so many marvelous things about LotR: The Two Towers. Strider shows what a real ranger can do - FTW! (Shut up about the ents.)

Apr: (via Twitter) @hangingfire Welcome back! (now, lie back on the couch and have the man wait upon you)

May: Here is the lovely [ profile] drangelo singing Skullcrusher Mountain!

Jun: Recently I have found a channel that has been making me very happy, called Ovation.

Jul: [ profile] schroedingerbat came over Saturday for our second painting party, and I was determined to complete the last two figs I had sitting around partially painted from when I stopped painting (five?) years ago.

Aug: There's a lot here to think about.

Sep: (via Twitter) Ready for the next Top Chef!

Oct: (via Twitter) Bug earrings also make me happy. :)

Nov: I honestly thought this was the year that I was going to stay in the country for the entire year.

Dec: (via Twitter) Hey! I think my phone battery just died. I'm phoneless!! :(

Apparently the really major things happen in the middle of the month. 2009 has been a very rough year, with some of the worst of it still going on. Here's to a better 2010. For all of us.
First sentence from each month of 2008. I've eliminated the majority of the locked stuff.

January: Canon SD1000 Digital Elph came today.

February: A comment I made on [ profile] kcarp's journal: Someone touching my computer is like someone putting their tongue in my mouth.

March: [ profile] drangelo and I were watching the first Potter movie yesterday, and, as usual, there was commentary.

April: I'm just so angry.

May: The flights over were no problem, although the weather in Chicago made me late into and out of that airport.

June: Scientists have proposed a measure to protect the endangered North American right whale and, as expected, the administration is trying to shoot it down in favor of the shipping industry.

July: If you are a fan of the original, this is just brilliant.

August: Tweet - getting a Chinese visa has become omgwtfbbq complicated -- but not impossible as of yet

September: Tweet - stressing out over hurricanes and re-orgs

October: Tweet - Kitties always win. Even when you think you've won, you're clearly wrong.

November: Tweet - it's below $2 up by us (about gas)

December: Happy Birthday, [ profile] krosehart !!

You can see why my mom has been complaining about my move to tweets. I may stop them from showing up over here (at least the responses should go).

In general, I have had a pretty stressful year all told. The high point was, of course, the election. I'm looking forward to a better 2009!
Since I'll be spending the rest of the day flying back home from Baltimore, I'll let you all talk smack about me.

If you saw me in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for? Answer, then if you want, post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.

(No fair looking at other comments first.)
I totally win the internets!

Threesome, baby! )

(Bill came in second and James third. Spot on, I suppose.)
Um...I'm not sure that they calculated correctly...

Your result for The Attachment Style Test...

The Unicorn

0% Anxiety Over Abandonment and 0% Avoidance Of Intimacy

You're a rare beast: A person nearly completely secure with yourself and with others. You're just as comfortable in long term relationships as you are single. You have a lot to offer anyone you choose to love, and you're not afraid to give or to recieve.

Either that, or you're a liar. Consider taking the test again--and tell the truth this time!

Fictional character with whom you might identify: Death (Sandman), Aslan (The Chronicles of Narnia)

Death.jpg Aslan.jpg

Other Attachment Types:
Secure: The Unicorn | The Cuddleslut | The Free Agent
Preoccupied: The Cling Wrap | The Squid | The Insect
Fearful: The Doormat | The Leper | The Exile
Dismissing: The Hermit | The Stone | The Player
Confused: The Waffler

Take The Attachment Style Test at HelloQuizzy

Movie Meme

Jul. 11th, 2008 04:59 pm
From [ profile] tryslora (because she mentioned RPI in her post) :)

IMDb’s top 25 all-time box office hits. Bold the ones you saw in theater, italicize the ones you saw some other way instead, and leave the unseen ones alone. (I also underlined the ones I've seen "bits and pieces" of on TV.)

This is impressive considering how many movies I *don't* see! )
From many:
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading.
5) Bold and strike books you read but hated.

The list )

Seems to be a pattern. Apparently I will never read Austen or Bronte. There's a shock.
From everyone:

Who am I today? )
ganked from many

You Are a Red Crayon

Your world is colored with bright, vivid, wild colors.
You have a deep, complex personality - and you are always expressing something about yourself.
Bold and dominant, you are a natural leader. You have an energy that is intense... and sometimes overwhelming.
Your reaction to everything tends to be strong. You are the master of love-hate relationships.

Your color wheel opposite is green. Green people are way too mellow to understand what drives your energy. says I'm a Cool Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Mid-Atlantic. This is what everyone calls a Philadelphia accent although it's also the accent of south Jersey, Baltimore, and Wilmington. Well, everyone that lives near there, that is. Outsiders can tell you talk differently from them even though they can't tell what your accent is.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

I guess I get this from my mother.  She's a Jersey girl.  :)
Ganked from [ profile] follybard

I am, of course, none other than blank verse.
I don't know where I'm going, yes, quite right;
And when I get there (if I ever do)
I might not recognise it. So? Your point?
Why should I have a destination set?
I'm relatively happy as I am,
And wouldn't want to be forever aimed
Towards some future path or special goal.
It's not to do with laziness, as such.
It's just that one the whole I'd rather not
Be bothered - so I drift contentedly;
An underrated way of life, I find.
What Poetry Form Are You?

(If you were not Blank Verse you would be a Haiku.)
Short, terse, unfriendly,
Yet sometimes quite emotive;
I am the Haiku.

Well, if [ profile] arch_scrivener is going to do it...

Step 1: Put your media player on random.
Step 2: Post the first line(s) of the first 25 songs that play
Step 3: Post and let everyone guess what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4: Guess as many as you can!

List o' Lines cut for your protection )

(number 12 was really the out-takes from Band Gap, but I didn't think that was fair)  ;)
via [ profile] follybard and [ profile] kcarp

"List the towns or cities where you spent at least a night away from home during 2006. Mark with a star if you had multiple non-consecutive stays."

* Suzhou, China (business trips)
* Shanghai, China (business trips)
Houston, Texas (training class)
* Hailey, ID (vacation) (ok, not actually Hailey, but near Hailey...dammit [ profile] auspeople, where do your parents live?)
Middle Fork Salmon River, ID (vacation)
Singapore, Singapore (business trip)
Ft. Worth, TX (conference)
Columbia. MD (wedding)
Galveston, TX (wedding)
Sunrise, FL (visiting folks)

It seems like a lot, but I'll probably outdo it in 2007.
from [ profile] omorka

This is just too strange.  :)

On the twelfth day of Christmas, greeneyes_rpi sent to me...
Twelve wolves drumming
Eleven statistics piping
Ten miatas a-leaping
Nine cetaceans dancing
Eight rpgs a-kayaking
Seven turtles a-singing
Six otters a-filking
Five pa-a-a-ainting figs
Four sea turtles
Three lager rhythms
Two painting miniatures
...and a yoga in a microscopy.
Get your own Twelve Days:
Yet another meme.  I did this one last year as well.  It's interesting to compare the two.  I'm not including memes this year, as suggested by [ profile] omorka.

2006 )
[ profile] hsapiens tagged me for this and, since I've never been tagged for a meme EVER, I figured it would only be polite to respond.  ;)

So, here is my list of "seven songs I'm listening to and really enjoying, no matter how embarrassing."

cut for your protection )

In addition to those already tagged, I would like to hear from [ profile] follybard, [ profile] drangelo, [ profile] drelmo, [ profile] hwrnmnbsol, [ profile] paleogrrl, and [ profile] a_dodecahedron.
Don't you know it's fool's gold? )

You paid attention during 97% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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Yeah, I have no idea what a dangling modifier is. :(
You Are Fozzie Bear

"Wocka! Wocka!"
You're the life of the party, and you love making people crack up.
If only your routine didn't always bomb!
You may find more groans than laughs, but always keep the jokes coming.



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