Thursday, June 01, 2006

Things I like!

Good Morning! Welcome to Things I Like! In this brand new, possibly semi-regular feature, I'm going to just randomly slap up thinks I like, websites, pictures, words that I think should be used more often, or anything else that amuses my poor sleep addled brain! Enjoy!

Today in Things I Like - t-shirts from, and a couple of words that I think should get more use!

T-Shirts I like, but would probably never wear:

More things I like!

Some words that are delightful to use:

-rumble (as in fight)




And the big winner of the day goes to-
Since most of you are probably thinking What the hell is a sheeple right now, here it is in a sentence, as I first saw it, on b-offensive's website
   "Since the vast majority of the American populace is comprised of blathering idiots, we've made four "Amendment T-shirts" to highlight to the sheeple what we believe to be some of our (and their) greatest rights."
And the definition, courtesy of
Google and Wiki:
Sheeple is a term of disparagement, created by combining the words "sheep" and "people." It implies that those people it references believe whatever they are told, without processing it to be sure that it is an accurate representation of the real world around them. The term can be applied to any group, often in a political or comedic sense.

And some quotes I happened upon that I like-
   "Everything great and intelligent is in the minority."

   "What a distressing contrast between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult." -Freud 

   "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect, has intended us to forgo their use..." 

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

I'm bored... Or, another survey

I'm bored...

sat through a whole episode of...
(I'm going to assume they mean in the past year.)

[x] scrubs.
[ ] the simple life.
[ ] family guy.
[ ] saturday night live.
[ ] that 70s show.
[ ] degrassi.
[ ] america's next top model.
[ ] spongebob
[ ] the surreal life.
[ ] american idol.
[ ] house.
[ ] grey's anatomy.
[ ] malcolm in the middle.
[ ] the real world.
[x] gilmore girls.
[ ] the oc.
[ ] everwood.
[ ] i love the 70s, 80s, 90s.
[ ] e.r.
[ ] instant star.
[ ] the wiggles
[ ] laguna beach.
[ ] the apprentice.
[ ] the soup.
[ ] date my mom.
[ ] sex in the city.
[ ] 24.
[ ] lost.
[ ] prison break.
[ ] desperate housewives.
[ ] the simpsons.
[ ] the sopranos.
[x] my name is earl.
[ ] friends.
[x] the office.
[ ] will & grace.
[ ] seinfeld.
[ ] zoey101.
[ ] pimp my ride.
[ ] saved by the bell.
[ ] so notorious.
[ ] punk'd.
[ ] boy meets world.

answer yes or no

Today did you...

1. Talk to someone you liked: yes
2. Buy something: no
3. Get sick: no
4. Sing: yes
5. Make out and or kissed someone: no (By which I mean, not yet!)

*Wonders where questions 6 & 7 wandered off to...*

8. Talk to an ex: no
9. Miss someone: yes

Last person who....

10. Lay with you: Xombii
11. Saw you cry: Xombii
12. Made you cry: Myself
13. Went to the movies with: Xombii
14. You hugged: Xombii
15. Said I love you to you: Xombii

16. Ever been in a fight with your pet: yes
17. Been to California: no
18. Been to Mexico: no
19. Been to Canada: yes
20. Been to Europe: no


21. Looking forward to something: Why yes I am, thanks for asking.

22. What book are you reading now: Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco, for the 2nd time. I love this book!

*Wonders where questions 23 & 24 also wandered off to...*

25. What do you sleep with: Xombii, a sheet, a pillow or two, the fan on

26. What's under your bed: the floor

27. Favorite sport to watch: No thank you

28. Location: In front of my computer.

29. Piercing/tattoos: Yup

30. What are you most scared of right now: A never ending stream of quizzes and surveys I compulsively feel the need to fill out and post on my blog.

31. Where do you want to get married?: As long as the groom shows up, the rest is all minor details.

32. Who do you really hate?: FedEx Kinko's

33. Do you have a job: Yup. I like all that silly shit like eating, having a place to live, etc.

34. Do you like being around people: A select few people, but not all the time.

*Wonders where question 35 also wandered off to. Is starting to worry about all the missing questions. Are they okay? Did they just ditch the survey to go smoke behind the firewall? Are they stranded in Chinatown?*

36. Have you ever cried: What a damn foolish question. Of course I have. I think what you meant was:
Are you mature and self confidant enough to admit that you have cried?

37. Are you lonely right now: nope

38. Song that's stuck in your head: In a Dark Place by Gary Numan

39. Have you ever played strip poker: nope

*Question 40 is also missing. Hmm...*

41. Been on radio/TV: I was on the radio for about 45 seconds when I was in high school. I answered a trivia question correctly & won a CD

42. Ever liked someone who treated you like crap: Yeah. Happily it was years ago, and I smartened up and got them out of my life.


1. First school: was in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia

2. First screen name: Dear god, you expect me to remember that? Eliona? Not the first, but earliest I remember.

3. First funeral: A great uncle

4. First big trip: Technically it was to Georgia from Vermont, but since I was less than a year old, I don't really think that it counts. The first trip that I remember was probably from Vermont to Virginia and back when I was little.

5. First celebrity love: I'd like to plead the 5th on this one! *cringes*

6. First job: babysitting, My first real job (With a paycheck, taxes withheld and all of that lovely crap) was working for my mom at the store she owned when I was 11 or 12.)

*Question 7? Where are you?*

Everyone also has their lasts...

8. Last person you hugged: Xombii

9. Last song you heard?: Hell's Half Acre by A Whisper In The Noise. I am in fact listening to it right now.

10. Last car ride: A friend gave Xombii & I a ride home from the Murder By Death concert on Sunday. Have I mentioned yet what a kick ass band they are? And that you should check them out? I did? Oh, sorry. But they are, and you should!

11. Last time you cried: Last week

12. Last movie you watched: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

13. Last food you ate: A chicken fajita burrito from Chipotle

14. Last shirt worn: *looks down* My B-offensive 'Abhorrent' t-shirt.

NYC Mayor Advocates U.S. Worker Database

NYC Mayor Advocates U.S. Worker Database

May 24 6:49 PM US/Eastern

Associated Press Writer

Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg thrust himself into the national immigration debate Wednesday, advocating a plan that would establish a DNA or fingerprint database to track and verify all legal U.S. workers.

In an editorial for The Wall Street Journal and two nationally televised interviews, the mayor reiterated his long-standing belief that the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States should be given the opportunity for citizenship, saying that deporting them is impossible and would devastate the economy.

Aides said that the editorial was his idea and that CNN and Fox News approached him to discuss his views on the air.

In the article and on air, Bloomberg slammed lawmakers who want to deport all illegal immigrants, saying on Fox News that "they are living in a fantasy world."

Bloomberg compared his proposed federal identification database to the Social Security card, insisting that such a system would not violate citizens' privacy and was not a civil liberties issue.

"You don't have to work _ but if you want to work for a company you have to have a Social Security card," he said. "The difference is, in the day and age when everybody's got a PC on their desk with Photoshop that can replicate anything, it's become a joke."

The mayor said DNA and fingerprint technology could be used to create a worker ID database that will "uniquely identify the person" applying for a job, ensuring that cards are not illegally transferred or forged.

Donna Lieberman, director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, said a DNA or fingerprint database "doesn't sound like the free society we think we're living in."

"It will inevitably be used not just by employers but by law enforcement, government agencies, schools and all over the private sector," she said.

I can understand where Mayor Bloomburg is coming from, but I have to say that I agree with Donna Lieberman. The implications of this are downright scary.


She's too old to be brave
life is too uncertain
things move too quickly
she doesn't understand
the way things move these days
so she stays
in her empty life
in her loveless home
because it's the life she knows
it may be devoid of happiness
but it's hers
and it's consistent
and she's not so young anymore
she doesn't realize
that it's never too late
to start over

this tortured soul
that walks in invisible tears
all shades of gray
always in shadows
never in the sun
nor in the safety of true black
I'm unforgiven
by the one that matters most
I can not put these ghosts to rest
I don't know how
to slay them where they sleep
I don't know how
to control them when they wake
I drown here over and over
in the guilt and pain
waiting for the shadows
to swallow me whole

The RPG Class Test

Mystic Theurge
33 Combativeness, 26 Sneakiness, 79 Intellect, 61 Spirituality
Brilliant and spiritual! You are a Mystic Theurge!

Score! You have a prestige class. A prestige class can only be taken after you've fulfilled certain requirements. This may mean that you're an exceptionally talented person, but it probably doesn't.

The Mystic Theurge is a combination of a cleric and a mage. They can cast both arcane and divine spells, and are good at both, making them pretty terrifying on the battlefield. They have more raw spellpower than just about any other class.

You're both intelligent and faithful, but not violent or deceitful. I guess that makes you a pretty good person.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 34% on Combativeness
You scored higher than 26% on Sneakiness
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You scored higher than 74% on Intellect
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You scored higher than 72% on Spirituality
Link: The RPG Class Test written by MFlowers on Ok Cupid

The Really QUICK Reassuringly EASY Test

Freakin' Genius!
You scored 100wesomeness!
You are wonderful! If awesomeness was a crime, you'd be in jail for life. You win 1,000,000 points and the respect and admiration of millions of fans. Here is a gold star for you:

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

1. How tall are you barefoot?
5 feet 3 & 3/4 inches

2. Have you ever been unfaithful in a relationship?

3. Do you own a gun?
I don't own one, but I live with one.

4. If you had a mental disorder, what would it be?
None of your damn business, that's what it would be!

5. How many letters are in your crush's name?
*Sticks my tounge out at the silly, silly question*

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I love them. Yes, I do know what is in them, I just choose not to think about it. The kosher hot dogs from the carts outside of places like Home Depot & Costco are the best. (Oh, & I also believe that hot dogs should never be boiled, period.)

7. What's your favorite Christmas song?
*shrugs* We Three Kings I suppose. After so many years of working in retail, I have a hard time listening to Christmas music with out being overcome with rage & despair.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Something caffeinated

9. Do you do push-ups?
Nope. I can do push-ups, I probably should do push-ups, but I prefer not to.

10. Have you ever done ecstasy?
No, and no thanks! I'm not really interested in sudden heart failure.

11. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
I have a boyfriend, but not a boyfriend/girlfriend combo as mentioned above. I think that having a boyfriend/girlfriend all in one person would be way too much hassle.

12. Do you like the rain?
I am the rain. Coming down to cover you. Err, nope, sorry, that's Tom Shears, not me. Yes, I do like the rain. I love rain in fact.

14. Do you own a knife?
I own several, that I keep in my kitchen to cut food with. I do also have a boot knife, that I don't really use.

15. Do you have A.D.D.?
Do you have any manners? I'm going to refer you to question 4, and while you are re-reading my answer I'm going to try to get those damn bees out of my bonnet.

16. Full initials?
I'll give you a hint, there are 3 letters involved.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
-I don't know why I feel so compelled to do these, when some damn question or another always makes me uppity.
-I wish I could remember what time I punched out.
-I wish it was time to go home.

18. Name the last 3 things you bought.
-french onion dip
-milk (hormone & antibiotic free, from cows fed a vegetarian diet.)
-whipping cream

19. Name five friends you chilled with this weekend.
Xombii, Scott, Mayako, Heather, Colleen

20. What time did you wake up today?
5:50am which is my normal wake up time on week days.

21. Can you spell?
More or less. I'm better at recognizing that words are spelled wrong than figuring out the proper spelling. I <3 spell check!

Where are questions 22- 28?
Last night, they learned the hard way the great ideas you get when drink are rarely that great. They're going to be out of comission for a little bit.

29. Do you burn or tan?
Neither! I don't want skin cancer, so I use sunscreen. If I am outside with out sunscreen though, I burn, then tan a little.

30. Yellow or blue?

31. Would you be a pirate?
I don't think I can be a pirate. I'm already a ninja.

32.Last time your cell rang?
Last night at about 8pm. Unless it rang at some piont today. I don't check it when I'm at work.

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Whatever is in my head at the moment. If I don't know the lyrics there is a 50/50 chance I'll either hum until I get to where I remeber them, or I'll make them up.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
The Bad Man who would tickle me to death, or a poltergiest from my mirror. (Hey you, laughing at that. Yes, I can see you there, Asshole. The Bad Tickling Man was a very terrifying recurring nightmare I had as a child, so piss off!)

35. What's in your pockets right now?
Left pocket- my iPod. Right pocket- 1 black click-top pen; 1 ultra-fine sharpie in a very nice shade of blue; 1 tube Burt's Bee's beeswax lip Balm, mildly peppermint flavored; and 5 $1 bills.

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?
*shrugs* they were bed sheets. Can't say as I ever really noticed. Well, I have to admit, I was very fond of my NKOTB pillow case.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Splitting my chin wide open & needing to get it stiched back up sucked, but spraining a shoulder muscle was far, far more painful.

39. What is your GPA?
No idea. It's been a few years since I was in school. Somewhere around 3.75 I think?

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?
2, well, three right now, but on belongs to a friend.

41. Who is your loudest friend?

42. Who is your most silent friend?
Me? I'm my friend, and I am the most silent person I know...

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
Um, the uber attentive but harmless security guard at the building I work did. I haven't seen him in a while though, so hopefully he has forgotten about me by now.

44. Do you wish here & there..
Do I wish the questions weren't random gibberish? Why yes, yes I do.

45. What is your favorite book?
The Little Prince by followed by: 1984, Brave New World, American Gods, and hell, if you really want to know just read my damn myspace profile!

46. What song did you last hear?
Shiola, by Murder by Death. Anyone out there who hasn't heard them yet, I highly recommened them. Murder By Death's myspace page is Or you can go to there official band page at

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Hmmm, not sure. I suppose I don't really care. It's not like I'm going to be there!

49. What were you doing 12AM last night?
Taking silly on-line quizes with Xombii.

50. Whats an obsession you have?
Stopping those damn bees from buzzing so loadly so maybe I can get them out of my bonnet.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

You're a 90's kid if:

You're a 90's kid if:

You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE!"

You just cant resist finishing this... "Iiiiiiin West Philadelphia born and raised..."

You remember TGIF on ABC and wouldn't miss it

"Miss Susie had a steam boat, the steam boat had a bell..miss Suzie went to heaven the steamboat went to hell_o operator please give me number 9 and if you disconnect me I'll kick you from behind the refrigerator, there was a piece of glass, miss Suzie sat upon it and broke her little ass_k me no more questions, please tell me no more lies the boys are in the bathroom zipping up their flies, are in the cornfield the bees are in their hives .......................... miss Suzie and her boyfriend are kissing in the D-A-R-K- D-A-R-K D-A-R-K dark dark dar dar da dark"

You remember when Kurt Cobain, 2Pac, River Phoenix, and Selena died.

You know that "WHOA" comes from Joey from "Blossom" and that "How Rude!" comes from Stephanie from "Full House"

You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

You begged for some GAK, and when you got that they came out with scented GAK, and when you got that they came out with funny scented GAK.....

You remember reading "Goosebumps"

You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.

You danced to "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls, Females: had a new motto, Males: got a whole lot gay-er. (so tell me what you want, what you really really want.)

You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.

You still get the urge to say "NOT" after (almost) every sentence...Not...

You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record "Your FAVORITE song of ALL time"

Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.

Captain Planet.

You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together. (this was meant for young 80s children)

When playing power rangers with friends you fought over who got to be who............and still all ended up being Tommy.

You remember when super Nintendos became popular.

You always wanted to send in a tape to America's Funniest Home Videos... but never taped anything funny.

You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3........and tried to pull the pranks on "intruders"

"I've fallen and I can't get up"

You remember going to the skating rink before there were in line skates

Two words... Trapper Keeper.

You wore socks over leggings scrunched down

"Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black, with silver buttons, buttons, buttons, all down her back, back, back" SHE ASKED HER MOTHER MOTHER MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS CENTS CENTS TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS PHANTS PHANTS JUMP OVER THE FENCE THE FENCE THE FENCE he jumped so high high high he touched the sky sky sky and he didn't come back back back til the forth of July ly ly he jumped so low ow ow he stubbed his toe toe toe and that's the end end end of the elephants show show show

You remember boom boxes vs. CD players

Writing M.A.S.H. notes.

You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By The Bell"

You played and/or collected "Pogs"

You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere

You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles

Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!

All your school supplies were "Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)

You remember when the new Beanie Babies and talking Elmo were always sold out.

You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.

You remember a time before the WB.

You've gotten creeped out by "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"

You know the Macarena by heart."

Talk to the hand" ... enough said

You always said, "Then why don't you marry it!"

When light up sneakers were cool.

When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.

When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.

When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.

When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our Walkmans.

When 2Pac and Biggie where alive.

When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.

Way back.Before we realized all this would eventually disappear. Who would have thought you'd miss the 90's so much!!!!!

Thanks Alex for posting this on my bulletin! I would also like to add-

-Scented plastic Strawberry Shortcake dolls

-Champion sweatshirts, Umbro shorts, and Adidas sneakers

-When cereal came with prizes

-You still remember the hand signs to MC Hammer's 2 Ligit

Okay, who wants to play? What else do you remember?

Have you ever?

Taken a picture naked?
-Just a picture? Just one? No, I have never taken a picture naked!

Made out with a member of the same sex?
-Not yet, but that doesn't necessarily mean I wont!

Told a lie?
- If I said no would you believe me?

Had a one night stand?
- Not technically. At least, I don't think so...

Been in a fist fight?
- Nope. The closest I've come is an overly aggressive chest pass with a basketball. Yes, this was in high school gym class!

Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back?
- Hasn't everyone?

Been arrested?
- I wish I had done a few more 'crazy' things in high school so that I had some funny story to put here. The best I can do is the time I almost went swimming in the town pool in the middle of the night that one time.

Ditched school to have sex?
- My senior year I ditched school all the freakin' time. That was just one of my better reasons! (I would usually go in for my 'real' classes in the morning. I'd just leave at 11. It's not like I was learning anything anyway!)

Slept in a bed with a member of the same sex?
- Yeah. I didn't know this was something all that shocking though. It's not like anything actually happened!

Seen someone die?
- Actually die? No. I have seen people who where in their final hours however.

Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by?
- As recently as yesterday in fact.

Played dress up?
- Not in quite a while. I think I may feel a Gothic Dress Up night coming on!

Fallen asleep at work/school
- As recently as a couple of hours ago in fact!

Touched a snake?
- Touched, held, let crawl all over me... I did draw the line at feeding it though!

Pole danced?
- Until I have a pole in the privacy of my own home it's not gonna happen! (Although, honestly, I'd kinda like to learn!)

Been lost?
-Can I quote Leah on this one? "Not lost, just misplaced for a moment."

Sang karaoke?
- We shall not speak of that night.

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
- Anyone who says no to this question is a lying.

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose?
- Yup. Soda is the worst.

Kissed in the rain?
- I'm sure I must have, but I can't quite recall. *makes a mental note to do this as soon as possible, just to be on the safe side*

Sang in the shower?
- I do this often, loudly, poorly, and unapologetically!

Gave your private parts a nickname?
- I haven't, but that doesn't mean they've gone nickname-less!

Ever gone to school without underwear?
- Probably.

Sat on a roof top?
- Yup.

Broken a bone?
- Nope

Mooned/flashed someone?
- You know, I don't think so!

Slept naked?
- I do most of the time

Played a prank on someone?
- Yup. I'm especially proud of the 'ring in the toilet' incident with Rhonda, and taping up Chris's office door. Oh, and of course the 'Princess' incident. I wasn't there for that one, but I can take full credit for the idea!

Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry?
- Unfortunately

Cried over someone?
- Yup

Had sex more than 10 times in one day?
- 10?! I think my personal best is 8

Had/Have a dog?
- When I was really little we had a German Shepard named Jena.

Been in a band or played an instrument?
- Not yet, but I'm going to learn to play the cello. (Soon, I swear!)

Taken more than 10 shots of alcohol in one night?
- Not in shot form, but I've certainly had more than 10 shots worth of whiskey in one night!

simple huh?
now you do it
post it on your blog, or your bulletin, or where ever!

Monday, May 29, 2006

The Keirsey Bates MBTI personality test

INTP - the Architect
You scored 0% I to E, 42% N to S, 52% F to T, and 68% J to P!

You are more introverted than extroverted. You are more intuitive than observant, you are more thinking based than feeling based, and you prefer to go with the flow rather than have a routine. The single word to describe your type is the Architect, which belongs to the larger group of rationals. You wish to sculpt the world around you. Others often find you arrogant, yet you have no desire to direct others, only to inform them. You must know the structure of things, and have a voracious appetite for knowledge. You are very rational in everything you do, and probably consider yourself smarter than most.

As a romantic partner, you can be playful with great energy to get things started, but not quite as good on follow through. You may have a tendency to hurt the more emotional types unintentionally by not sharing your own reactions and feelings as you can get swept up in your own ideas and projects. You want to be appreciated for your ability to respond quickly and to fix problems creatively. You need plenty of time to yourself - therefore your parnter must respect your need for independence and originality.

Your group summary: Rationals (NT)

Your type summary: INTP

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

You scored higher than 0% on I to E

You scored higher than 52% on N to S

You scored higher than 71% on F to T

You scored higher than 82% on J to P

Link: The LONG Scientific Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Okay, does this really suprise anyone? Because it doesn't suprise me!