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Saturday, October 27, 2007

This is why I scored 99% as a "sci-fi/comic" nerd...



From Jeff Vandermeer's Ecstatic days

NerdTests.com says I'm a Highly Dorky Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

For all of you who knew the Rat Pack wasn't just Frank, Dino, and Sammy...
'Rat Pack' member Bishop dies, 89

Comedian Joey Bishop, the last surviving member of Frank Sinatra's 'Rat Pack', has died at the age of 89. Bishop died of multiple causes at his home in California late on Wednesday, according to his friend and publicist, Warren Cowan.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I am so screwed.

Your chance of survival: Preparedness: 63%, City Skills: 42%, Survival Skills: 35%, Nature Skills: 7%




“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

“Even the end of the world is described as if it were only an exceptionally hot afternoon.”

“The heart of a man to the heart of a maid - Light of my tents, be fleet - Morning awaits at the end of the world, And the world is all at our feet.”

"If I left you alone in the woods with a hatchet, how long before you could send me an e-mail?"




Link: The Apocalypse Survival Test written by mike_ix on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Thursday, October 18, 2007

...but some days, this is the only way I stay sane at work.

3 Steps to a Permanently Clear Desk
The important thing to remember is that you must have a system in place, and you must teach yourself to follow the system. Otherwise, you just clean your desk, and it gets messy again.
I just learned that, because I haven't carted around my laptop for the better part of eight weeks and used the battery, that I've just killed said battery. I got all of 20 minutes use before it went into hibernation.

Dammit, dammit, dammit!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Again, E and I headed to the first weekend of the twice-yearly Friends of the Library Book Sale. It was one of the worst lines I've ever had to stand in at all. We stood around longer than an old Soviet Union toilet-paper line, for pete's sake.

Supposedly, the local fire marshall didn't like the way people were crammed into the old warehouse, so he laid down the law and decreed that only so many people were allowed into that giant tinderbox at a time, which meant an unprecedented hour-long line.

Still, I had an agenda, and the fact that I got that second book in the pile there made it all worth while!



I thinks it's indicitive of the refinement of my reading tastes that the piles are getting smaller. I'm just not picking up every damn book I come across. That's good, because I'm spending less, overall. Well, not really--there'll always be stuff I want, but at least I'll eventually spend less on the classics.