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Thursday, May 14th, 2009
2:01 pm
I would like to officially announce another semester of all A's.  Somewhere in the last few years I apparently got smart.  That is all.  I must go do laundry now.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, April 20th, 2009
10:57 am
been doin' facebook too much.
Okay, I've had good times lately and I haven't thought to put it up here.  Last week I had 3 tests in two days, each of which had me really worried (among other things, I had been... we're gonna go with "distracted" the month before).  I have gotten my grades back.  Near perfect scores on each of 'em.  In fact the Anatomy II test was a perfect score.  Now, next week and the week after I get to do it again, but with more subjects. 
But for the time being, I roll 20's.

Current Mood: Game Faced
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
7:51 am
This could be interesting
If you saw me in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?

Answer me, then if you want, post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of.

Snitched from Sylverwolfe

Current Mood: Also Curious
Thursday, July 10th, 2008
4:04 pm
The Big Read thinks the average adult has only read six of the top 100 books they've printed below.

1) Look at the list and bold RED those you have read.

2) Italicize those you intend to read and color BLUE

3) Underline the books you LOVE.

4) Put an asterisk by your favorite (ONE) *

5) Cross out any you hate.

4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them. You can do all the above easily with the rich text tab when you are positing.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen

35 Persuasion - Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry

87Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo - I'd like to see the show, but I don't know if I want to read it.

As far as my favorite goes, that would depend way too much on my mood at the time.

Current Mood: Adequately Read
Monday, May 12th, 2008
9:41 pm
I don't post often, and it's probably sad that I think this is worth posting, but we just got a rain barrel. We're gonna be catchin' rain to water the plants with instead of wastin'. My step mom bought it and installed it today. It's fairly artsy looking.
The cats approved too. We weren't done and admiring it a minute before Orange came up, faced away from it tail up, and sprayed. I've never actually *seen* one of our cats mark something before, but I suppose something that large had to be put dibs on pretty quickly.

Current Mood: Green
Monday, December 31st, 2007
11:26 pm
Well, I've been distracted.
Sorry to anyone who hasn't gotten a call from me around Christmas that I would have called (especially a specific person who should know who she is), but I have been super distracted, and hopefully with good reason. Two main sets of things. One, I've had a friend in and out of the hospital who's managed to pour through the list of complications you can get after open heart surgery, including a heart attack later the same day and is currently going through a bout of pneumonia. Frankly the guy's body must be a tank to have survived the other add ons to the list. Add to that my car dying on Christmas eve on the way home. Then I find out it is, in fact, dead. Which means mister lives 55 miles from where he works isn't going to be getting home much. This was a distraction. Then I'm bought a f*****g car by my folks and brother. It had a bow on it. I signed paperwork this afternoon. If not for new years I'd be talking to my insurance people tomorrow. And what would normally be a big deal except next to these, I haven't gotten to go to circle in over a month now, and baby needs his fix. Helping my mother spend $500 dollars on whatever medical supplies we could think of in an hour the other day became a comma in my past couple weeks.
I am deeply sorry to those who should have heard about this real time, but everyone knows I'm super duper bad at calling.
My Christmas haul was awesome, and some people should be hearing about it soon.
Oh, and my kitty should have his last bandages off very soon.

Current Mood: Somethin'
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
9:58 am
Life is... partly back.
Well, Jason is back off out of the state. Visiting friends before returning to L.A. He had some fun, and in some cases spurious stories. My free time may not recover entirely however, because I may be working more hours soon. Like, mebbe next week. Which is a good thing, because there have been car troubles with bills atatched lately in the plural. They weren't very expensive, but they build up rather fast.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007
11:30 am
Oh wow!
This is one of the coolest services I've ever seen.
They make nice books at a reasonable price.
I found it from looking at a website of a professional photographer I really like and he'd had one made as a portfolio to show prospective models.  He'd gotten his proof and was happy with it, which from this guy I think is respectable.  The prices are phenominally lower than I would have expected.  This is very neat.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, August 8th, 2007
12:41 am
Gods I love the BBC
I was poking around the BBC's homepage and saw a history link and found out they have a neat section on ancient history. I decided to see what would happen if I looked up "witch" and "pagan" in their search bar. On American news sources this brings up very little and usually silly stuff, but on the BBC... I am impressed with what I've read. I post some links.
The starting page for Paganism (with easy link back to religions)

Paganism at a glance

Wicca as opposed to Heathenry (verbally an arguable semantic choice, but it's actually a very good real distinction between two major Pagan types)

And I think this article is awesome.
That's what you had to do church, anything other than damn people. Now was that so hard?

I haven't read through it thoroughly yet, but everything I've read has made as reasonable distinctions as almost anything I've ever seen, and certainly more succinctly. Most anyone seeing this will either know all this stuff already, or not care, but I thought I'd share my geeky excitement.

Please note my mood. It would have read "Suddenly more awake than I want to be at 12:48 at night" but it wouldn't fit.

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, July 1st, 2007
8:49 pm
OKay, time at a computer.
For those very, *very* few people curious about the life of Benji, a quick update on a few points.
In the somewhat short term hours have been cut lately at work. I've been generally working 3 days a week for a couple of months now. "Soon" seems very far away. Admittingly, it's been nice almost never working more tha two days in a row, but I like money. Regardless of this, a vacation by a coworker has ended me up with more hours last week and this week resulting in me being in the middle of a 7 day in a row work stint. Golly.
I'm playing with studio lights with my photography. I took my first stab at it last weekend and I'll probably take another next weekend. My first try went low-so-so, but I have a feeling so-so isn't terrible on my very first try.
My romantic life comes under the heading of "Highly Pleasant", because I like understatements.
I haven't been able to hang out with Jen as much as I'd like, cause she's feeling rough and tired. I am hoping dearly that settling in at her renewed workplace will bring adjustments to this. She's awsome.
Sarah and I have both gotten into good habits of working out. I'm deffinetly pleased with my fat loss. And even Sarah seemed hesitantly willing to admit to being happy with my progress too. I find this very gratifying. And I'm immensely proud of the amount of work she's put into it. It's too early to see any deffinite results (though I imagine I can), but I've rarely seen someone who didn't grow up athletic put as much effort into getting in shape as she's putting. People should ask her and feel ashamed.
Hrm... my Deviantart page is getting a small amount of attention, which is nice. I have a few people who don't know me favoriting my stuff and putting me on watch.
Josh is getting considerably better. In fact as he lies on the floor fooling with his damned texting he looks mearly lazy instead of post-surgical.
Just found the software Jeremy was looking for. In all fairness it looks like I lost it.
Umm... overall life is good. There's room for improvement, but most of it's things that I have some control over and there's enough good in the bad.

Current Mood: optimistic
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
11:57 am
A confession!
Ann Coulter admits that when she opens her mouth, all she's capable of is insulting other people.

Current Mood: amused
Monday, February 12th, 2007
7:10 pm
I got home and laughed so hard at the failings of my perfectly laid out scheme.
I just had one of the more fun email back and forths I've had for awhile. I feel a little gratified, I have at least one friend who's as carefully unassuming as I am. It reminds me why I have to be a little forward with the kind of people I like. It'd probably be less funny, but the people I know like that (somewhat myself included) are forward enough and hard working enough at work to get lots of respect, or at least responsibility, leave us to ourselves and we can make our own decisions, but god help us if we think we're going to step on the toes of someone we care about or are going to risk being arrogant. Oh well, I'm willing to risk being a bit of a bore if that's what's needed. :o)
Sarah's the only one that will get this, but it's a little like Terry Pratchet's dwarves determining genders.

Current Mood: Highly amused
Thursday, December 28th, 2006
11:54 am
Science marches on.
China is willing to do whatever neccesary to catch Earthquakes. If this works, our scientists should feel like morons.
Apparently some snakes will respond to major earthquakes as much as a couple days and 70 miles away. So they're just going to start monitoring them and see if it works. This is a major food source in southern China, so they have plenty of them.

For those who understand why this is funny, Jeremy doesn't appreciate this.
He doesn't seem to want Microsoft targeting him more exactly based on his searches.

And we have once more found science fiction level technology becoming a reality.
Molecular locks. Using combinations of chemical and light keys. Excellent.

Current Mood: Amazed
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
4:09 am
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
11:13 pm
Some articals for those who be interested.
First of all, Yay. If there's going to be an arguement, this is where I'd rather have it. Enough said.

All of my Fantasy Sci-fi friends might find this little setup in a Kurdish group interesting.

I love the line "but failed to take into account he lacked the necessary womb to pull off the scam."

This, I think, may be the only fair treatment of the subject of violence and video games I've ever seen.
It still doesn't change that the main response should be the ratings system and people being reasonable, but it actually says something about it instead of saying it's their fault/no it's not.

If we don't get a Dem in office next election we could be looking at this all too soon.
The people Bush has put in offices protecting the environment we have to live in are nothing short of ... Most of the people who might read this are better with words than I am. Choose your own.

And on the subject of the environment, Australia could use whatever prayers we could give it.

Current Mood: Alert
Saturday, November 18th, 2006
2:44 pm
D'awww. That's one cute deviant lifestyle.
Illinois School District Superintendant finds book "adorable" and will not censor it.

Current Mood: very pleased
Thursday, November 16th, 2006
6:34 pm
I am suitably awed.
Ok. News media isn't the best place to get science articals, but if this is even half true, this is advancing far faster than I'd hoped, and without even the good stuff.
This. This is Startrek era shit there. I suddenly remember the scene in the fourth movie with the sick woman in the hospital that Bones gives a pill to. Suddenly, that doesn't seem silly anymore.

Current Mood: optimistic
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
2:31 am
Ah Newsweek.
Newsweek brings up the strangest articals. It is a fairly christian mag. You don't see it in every issue, but there are writers that clearly write from that point of view, or about it, more personally than is typical for something that makes even a pretense of being a legitimate news source.
They just provided this artical.

I'm not sure exactly who they think Jesus was, but... Well... just read it.

Current Mood: Inquisitive
Tuesday, March 14th, 2006
9:57 pm
I just had a significant Idea.

Current Mood: Kingly
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
10:40 am
Ok, redo.
This http://droug.livejournal.com/22770.html was in refference to this http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=171

Not really funny enough to wait several days for, but I'm happy, because at least one of my friends thought that she was either too sleepy to get it or it was an in joke she wasn't in on. So I suppose my mischief is managed.

Current Mood: pleased
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
10:53 pm
I owe Jen a great thanks.
Jeremy, this is mainly aimed at you, because I think you'll appreciate it. Jen has introduced me to an awsome web comic. I've seen several, not always following her links, and so far they're all good solid philosophical stuff. I link.

I imagine his voice is a little like the Happy Glabrezu. At least at the end there.


and http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=554

And that would revolutionize writing. http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=383


He's always been on the level.
#1 http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=001

I thought you might enjoy if you've never seen this before. I've only seen less than a dozen and so far I've thought it's worth sharing.

And on that note, I think he says it best.

Current Mood: Starry eyed
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
1:00 am
Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
10:57 pm
The US Loses to China AGAIN!
(Sarah will understand that title)
China Discriminates against people in ways we've never even THOUGHT about. Read this, and be edified. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28122005/80/china-says-dog-year-bigots-barking-wrong-tree.html
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005
10:34 am
Ok, Sarah's right, this bank robbing thing has gotten creepy.

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In May sylverwolfe and I robbed a bank (-50 points). In March I committed genocide... Sorry about that, skemono (-5000 points). Last Sunday I ate my brussel sprouts (1 points). In January espressosnail and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points). In October I stole deidre_'s purse (-30 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5068 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

Current Mood: guilty
9:35 am
I think Sarah wanted to see my answer.
You're a Ravenpuff!: You are a very analytical and
ingenius person, someone that likes to invent
new things. The way you look at life is with
wonder, and sometimes you're even a little
naive. But people love you for that trait and
they feel the need to protect you from the
harsh facts of life so that you can retain your
innocence. You are very capable person and when
there is trouble people turn to you because
you're able to stay calm and collected. You
like balance in your life and you try not to
make many waves. Even still, if there is
something that you believe strongly in, you
will commit yourself totally to that cause.
Your weakness is that sometimes you can be
indecisive and perfectionist, especially about
little details and you drive people crazy
sometimes with these traits. With the
innocence of a Hufflepuff and the calm of a
Ravenclaw you will be loved in life!

Which Mix of the Hogwarts Houses are You?
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Sunday, November 20th, 2005
8:39 pm
Oh deary Me.
Well, I had to try the "quiz" Sarah put up. I wonder if this is related in some ways to Sarah's movie.

Droug in Hearts Are Forever
With alluring decadence, this very romantic piece of motion picture history, set in the state of Arizona, takes a look at associates, droug (Jim Caviezel) and deidre_ (Drew Barrymore), who discover themselves struggling with the past because a devastating situation has been set in motion by her neglected rival, sylverwolfe (Minnie Driver). The tale is touchingly told twice over two generations. The second time has more flying cars.
Produced by ianiceboy

Then, I admit it I'm bad, I had to try again to see if I could get a more interesting story. Maybe actors I recognized. Oh. My. God.

Droug in Still Death Does Us Part
In this thrill-per-minute epic, droug (Tom Arnold) is an elite police officer with a pet squirrel. He elects to find deidre_ (Sarah Michelle Gellar) before his archenemy, sylverwolfe (Whoopi Goldberg), reaches her. Without ever taking time to reload, he attempts a break-in at Sylverwolfe's caravan. You only live twice; see this movie both times.
Produced by ianiceboy


Droug in Late Night In
While e-hacking online one night with computers, droug (Dennis Quaid) has an unfortunate accident that dislodges the computer chip in his brain, which is less than legal is his world. He finds that he is being hunted by federal agents who want to know more and want him to know less. deidre_ (Kate Winslet) and sylverwolfe (Tara Strong), a vile duo, use every gadget at their disposal in their attempt to eliminate Droug. You'll walk into this movie planning to love it or hate it, and you will walk out having not loved it.
Produced by ianiceboy
Sunday, October 9th, 2005
11:06 pm
Well, everyone else is doing it...
Here you go, and it's not the answer I expected either. I like it tho'.

Wolf Furry
Wolf Furry. ART COPYRIGHT TO: www.redpanda.com
(Sara Palmer)

What Kind of Furry Are You? (with lovely images)
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Current Mood: Deffinetly Somethin'
Wednesday, October 5th, 2005
4:36 pm
read 'er while you can!
handcuff key
You're the key to handcuffs. You set people free,
or maybe lock them up. You can be sought,
fought over, and valued. Be careful who you let
use you; you can be an instrument of justice or
injustice depending on your choice.

What sort of key are you and what do you unlock?
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Thursday, September 29th, 2005
5:06 pm
I like to think that's just plain swearing cursing.

Your Superhero Profile

Your Superhero Name is The Karate Protector
Your Superpower is Cursing
Your Weakness is Chocolate
Your Weapon is Your Anti-matter Blowgun
Your Mode of Transportation is Raft

Current Mood: Native
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
10:24 am
There you go darling, that should amuse you.

You scored as Satanism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Satanism! Before you scream, do a bit of research on it. To be a Satanist, you don't actually have to believe in Satan. Satanism generally focuses upon the spiritual advancement of the self, rather than upon submission to a deity or a set of moral codes. Do some research if you immediately think of the satanic cult stereotype. Your beliefs may also resemble those of earth-based religions such as paganism.




















Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Current Mood: Inquisitive
Monday, September 26th, 2005
8:00 pm
And this one's for Lexi.
I don't know if you've seen this before, or if anyone else will be interested, but I thought it might at least amuse you.
7:40 pm
My girlfriend wanted me to post this, and anything for her. So here you go. Also, any of my gamer friends might like this story arc... http://archive.gamespy.com/comics/nodwick/ffn/ffn116.htm

Huh, not the response I was expecting.

You scored as Silver. Silver Dragons are regal and statuesque. They cheerfully assist good creatures that are in genuine need. Silver Dragons prefer aerial lairs on secluded mountain peaks, or even the clouds themselves. Silver Dragons are not violent and avoid combat except when faced with highly evil or agressive foes.






















What Type of Dragon are You?(Pics)
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Sunday, September 25th, 2005
10:17 pm
huh. Quiz from Sarah
Well, I'd noticed this option on Sarah's version, but as it had zero I figured it hadn't actually been in there and was just a forced extra option in whatever they used to put it together... I'm a goddess of somethin' at least, but damned if I can figure out what. Maybe I'm a goddess of confusing Benji. That seems likely...

You scored as .



Sex Goddess!


Anime Goddess!


Random Goddess!


Rock Goddess!


Depressed Goddess!


Prissy Goddess!


What Freaky Goddess are you?
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Current Mood: curious
Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
8:52 pm
Well, first half day is almost done...
Not much to mention, except that I fed and mucked the animals, and as usual there were little antics here and there. Cats got fed last and while I was feeding the rabbits Pi acted as amassador for the cats and tried to butter me up. This included jumping onto a rabbit cage for pets just before I had to open it. For those of you who don't come around here the rabit cages lids flip open to let you in, so Pi was promptly holding on for dear life. But I compromised and didn't dump him, so all was well after quick petting. The main interest for anyone who knows our cats is that I was down to using two food bowls for the stinky food for 6 cats that were waiting to be fed when I got out there. I doubled up bowls, but I watched and checked later to make sure the big cats weren't running off the weak or infirm, and damned if the kittens aren't bringing out the chivalry in our older cats. The three healthy big guys backed away and allowed the calico kittens and Skitter to eat unmolested until they were done. Then the Calico kittens went and hunted bugs together while everyone else got their fills. I never thought I'd see the day. Just got calls from Sarah organizing me picking her up after work tomorrow, and parents confirming that they're stopping at a motel for the evening, and all's quiet really. Oh, and I'm now set up on MSN messenger so I could chat with Jen, which also went very well and I'll be probably writing about seeing tomorrow.
For all that I've written tons tonight don't expect more than one tomorrow. it's going to be up early, feed the animals, clean myself up and head into Louisville to hit the SAC around 11, then off with Jen for errands and a visit, the Sarah, the a few quick stops before home, and once I'm there I appologize but you guys won't be the first thing on my mind. So I'll probably see you tomorrow night.

Current Mood: farmboyish (Imagine a hat)
Wednesday, September 21st, 2005
4:09 pm
Oh my god I just recreated Jen's right boob.

"If you're going to have delusions you might as well go in for the really Satisfying ones."

Current Mood: Like God
2:33 pm
Ghostbusters, photoshop, and what the hell.
I am right now watching Ghostbusters II (not the best movie in the world, but the DVD player still isn't working down here and I like background), playing with photoelements III, which is interesting but I don't know yet what half of it does... All right I don't really understand the use of what *any* of it does yet. But I'll learn. And I'm thinking about the last two or three weeks. Jesus.
I won't go into any detailed drama pulls in my lj. I don't like leaving real paper trails and I decide what anyone needs to know on a case by case basis, but I will say that in about 2 weeks, maybe a little over, all of the main things that I've been focusing the last year of my life on have taken hits, and I'm not sure how any of it's going to turn out. I can see chances for each of them to get better than they were before, but only if I keep a clear head and just keep going on. The thing that gets me the most in a lot of ways is how I'm taking it all. I had a brief breakdown on one of the hardest parts taking damage in a particularly nasty way and an embaressing time, but overall I've been able to keep myself controlled, even upbeat for the most part. I haven't felt this broken in ages but it's like I have the broken bits contained and am just building on like I was. Not even rebuilding, just working from where I am and what I've got now.
On positive notes I'll be housesitting this week and I'm not working until next tuesday, so hopefully I'll get a chance to think and relax for awhile. I'm already getting some new ideas for making a friend of mine smile and god knows I'll have more thinking time. I think I can say with authority that I got a smile out of my girlfriend before coming to dad's house. Most things are on potential right now, and all I can do is see how they come out. I'll see several of the people who are reading this on Friday, and I'll probably be able to find the time to post how my learning photoelements is going before then.

Current Mood: optimistic
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
9:21 pm
ok, everyone else has this up.
All right, it's up. You can tease me for being Lawful Good along with my girfriend. :op

You scored as Lawful Good. A lawful good person acts as a good person is expected or required to act. They are dedicated to upholding both what is right and what is set down in law.


Lawful Good


Lawful Neutral


Neutral Good


Chaotic Good


True Neutral


Lawful Evil


Neutral Evil


Chaotic Neutral


Chaotic Evil


What is your Alignment?
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Current Mood: amused
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
2:41 pm
Well, my schedule for this week is... intriguing. It's saturday early afternoon and I'm here at dad's house with Sarah because I *gasp* *suspense* have the ENTIRE weekend off! This may be unprecedented in the history of my employment without asking for it. And even then they make it difficult. Especially considering I have several upcoming requests I'm surprised they were willing to give me this. I am *most* pleased. I rented a movie with my girl to see this evening, and I'm not having to leave dad's house at all tomorrow. Hopefully. This could possibly be effected if Sarah needs to go in for an interview, but hopefully that will be able to be held off until at least monday without jeapordizing her chances. I will also be calling Brett today to invite him to my house soon and tell him that he needs to be remembering he has friends other than his boyfriend. Few are happier for him than I am, but this is getting rediculous. I have been proud in the past on a number of occasions to be the only person I know who's heard from him, hopefully he'll condescend to call me back. And yes, I'm going to give him my lj name because he needs to read this too. His friends are starting to get peeved. All who miss Brett, now is a great time to comment!
I went out with my girl the other day and bought new shoes. I didn't want to, but I've been using a pair of workshoes as my regular shoes for way too long and they are no longer really adequate for either job. I managed to find a good deal on them though, and I'm fairly happy with the shoes, so it's not nearly as bad as most of the time I spend money on myself. Stopped by town today to buy rabbit food, but that's not really exciting. Finally bought Sarah a brush that she'd seem to think I couldn't find. Guess I showed her. With her aproval of its quality we bought it and her hair is extra pretty brushed today. It's *very* nice. She was practically glowing with how the light reflected through it outside. Gotta go, I'm going to be checking where in Louisville I might be able to give blood Wed, so if anyone knows, especially someplace downtown or near the JCC, feel free to mention it.
And now, a quiz. And if you are someone who doesn't like them, then you aren't one of the three people who have my lj name right now. Tough.
Oh, and *some* people I've asked think I'm considerably more adventurous than that. So there.

The Devoted Lover
68% partner focus, 47% aggressiveness, 50% adventurousness
Based on the results of this test, it is highly likely that:

You prefer your romance and love to be traditional rather than daring or out-of-the-ordinary, you would rather be pursued than do the pursuing and, when it comes to physical love, your satisfaction comes more from providing a wonderful time to your partner than simply seeking your own.

This places you in the Lover Style of: The Devoted Lover.

The Devoted Lover is a wonderful Lover Style, and is perhaps the best Lover Style when it comes to developing a long-term, caring and rewarding relationship. The Devoted Lover is a treasure to find, though it is sometimes difficult to time establishing a relationship with one just right; usually, this is the last romantic relationship you'll need to find, so sow any wild oats first.

In terms of physical love, the Devoted Lover can be shy at first but gradually warms and eventually can be a thrilling partner who knows every need of his/her partner. Given a strong and loving relationship, and the right lover, the Devoted Lover can be a delight in bed.

Best Compatibility can probably be found with: The Suave Lover (most of all) or the Classic Lover, or the Carnal Lover.


If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback! Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in the following:

Nerds, Geeks & Dorks

Professional Wrestling

Buffy the Vampire Slayer



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Link: The Lover Style Profile Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
10:19 pm
ok, why not.
Well, as everyone else seems to love quizes I'm doing a few from Diedre_'s page. here you go.

My girlfriend just about died when I told her the results of this one.

You scored as Buffy Summers. You are a very strong individual. You do, however, have some trouble admitting how you truly feel. You've experienced a lot during your life, but you more than manage. Always willing to help, you're a great friend.


Buffy Summers


Dawn Summers




Rupert Giles


Tara Maclay


Xander Harris




Willow Rosenberg


Which Buffy The Vampire Slayer Character Are You Most Like!?
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I don't know who this woman is. And I think she's distincly unatractive. I like the description though.

Carole Lombard
You scored 7% grit, 19% wit, 47% flair, and 35% class!
You're a little bit of a fruitcake, but you always act out in style. You have a good sense of humor, are game for almost anything, but you like to have nice things about you and are attracted to the high life. You're stylish and modern, but you've got a few rough edges that keep you from attaining true sophistication. Your leading men include William Powell, Fredric March, and Clark Gable. Watch out for small planes.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.

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You scored higher than 81% on flair

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Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid

Well, ok, After the description, I like the guy.

Jimmy Stewart
You scored 21% Tough, 4% Roguish, 57% Friendly, and 19% Charming!
You are the fun and friendly boy next door, the classic nice guy who still manages to get the girl most of the time. You're every nice girl's dreamboat, open and kind, nutty and charming, even a little mischievous at times, but always a real stand up guy. You're dependable and forthright, and women are drawn to your reliability, even as they're dazzled by your sense of adventure and fun. You try to be tough when you need to be, and will gladly stand up for any damsel in distress, but you'd rather catch a girl with a little bit of flair. Your leading ladies include Jean Arthur and Donna Reed, those sweet girl-next-door types.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the Classic Dames Test.

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You scored higher than 36% on Tough

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You scored higher than 26% on Charming
Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid

Well, that's it for this evening. As much as anything else I thought I'd make sure to keep this thing active. Well, maybe one morethat my girlfriend is mentioning over the phone...

The Paladin
You scored 23% Cardinal, 35% Monk, 55% Lady, and 72% Knight!
You are highly moral but also don't shy away from using force if your lord commands it. You are honourable to the point that you would readily sacrifice yourself for a noble cause. Your name will be the subject of tales and song for generations, however their concentration will be less on your deeds in life as on your martyrdom.

You scored high as both the Knight and the Lady. You can try again to get a more precise description of the Knight or the Lady, or you can be happy that you're an individual.

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Link: The Who Would You Be in 1400 AD Test written by KnightlyKnave on Ok Cupid
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
7:33 pm
Soooo sleepy.
I'm going to go sleepy now. Because the sleep would be the happy. Well, first I will eat of the pizza I almost burned, and then the sleepy. But first, a quiz. because it would amuse Sarah.

You scored as Raoul. Raoul: You stand by your lover no matter what. You will do anything for them, even risk your life to save them. You act on impulse, sometimes losing yourself. You are also sincere in your actions.






Madame Giry


Meg Giry




The Phantom






Which Character from "The Phantom of the Opera" are you?
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That's an interesting set of people there. I would like to know what the top three each mean to see what the points were. Oh, and I basically picked at random on the tie breaker, so don't read too much into which of them won. I resent being the pretty boy.

Current Mood: Whzzat?
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005
10:48 pm
Yeah, another short version.
Ok, missed points from earlier and throughout the day.
Lessee, I woke up early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. Apparently sleeping in is not my destiny. But that meant that I went to school like I mentioned.
Last night Sarah made me her special chicken dish. It was nummy, and for the portions still much cheaper that eating out like we usually do. Looks like a lot of rice dishes to come.
I visited work today (I really hate doing that on my days off, but it was funny why...). I was near mom's house and needed money to drop by downtown and use the parking meeters, so I went to work to use the cash back option on the registers. Then I went down and visited a friend for... dunno, a minute and a half I guess. Might have been as many as three such minutes though. Then off to home.
It's been a less that productive day I'll admit. I sat around and finished GTO, or at least what we have of it. It's not bad. And there are certainly points I like a lot. It won't go in my list of all time favorites, but it's different. At least from most of what I've seen.
Now I'm updating and seem to have found a friend on AIM. So I'll talk to her in a few minutes before retreating to bed.
Talk to you all later.

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
7:25 am
Very brief update 'fore work.
Well, I'm heading off to work as I say. Have to get dressed still and make a lunch. Got some guitar practice in last night. It's the first time I've gotten to sit down and work on it since I was asked/offered to help in the Buffy Sing Along. There's a book at the mall on Classic guitar I need to get that I think will help. Give me something to practice rather than stuff I make up.
My girlfriend signed up for an LJ account, which means that I now have a whopping two readers. Oh, and to those two readers, I'll probably feel free to mention anything I've said on here outside of LJ pretty much as if I hadn't posted it. Both because I'm not going to go into much detail here, and because I'm not going to lose perfectly good conversation material just because I wrote it down too. Maybe I'm weird, but I like hearing real voices.
Oh, and a girl came through Office Depot yesterday with a cool tattoo. Vines wrapped around her arms and down her back (she had a tank top on). It was intriguing. I wish I'd had my camera, I was about to be off work and could have gotten a picture. Oh well, you'll have to imagine it. Just don't overcomplicate it, it was very straightforward and elegant.

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, August 20th, 2005
10:21 am
I guess I'll do this thing.
Ok, well, my girlfriend has shown an interest in me posting on this thing again and it seems like the current standard way to keep up with people from Con, so I guess I'll do this thing after all. I know right now I've only got about two people that are likely to look at it, but we'll see if that doesn't grow a bit. Well, onto talking about my life in a semipublic forum. Right. Growf.
Well, I've got a bit of a start/ending thing going on this weekend. Two of my little brothers are starting or returning to college, and they'll be missed. Especially Jeremy, who I actually have something in common with. But they'll both be back come THanksgiving probably so it's not that big a deal, I'm just not used to having to miss them having them around all summer. I had to blow off both Sarah (My girlfriend) and Lexi (a very very dear friend. More about her in the next paragraph), on Goth Night (one of my few places to try let my hair down. I actually *dance* there) to see Jeremy my last time last night. He actually leaves tomorrow, but I'm working late tonight and there's no point in trying to spend any quality time with him then. So I stayed up until about 2 in the morning talking some and discussing historical invective and the connection between the rise of television (and dum politicians who look good) and the fall of really good insults. I'll write some some time to show you what a quality mud job was in those days. We also watched GTO, an anime that I'm determined not to like but is actually damned good. And as such things go eventually got tired and went to sleep.

The night *before* was another big night up late for something important. I mentioned Lexi, who is an ex girlfriend of mine. We had a big talk Thursday night. I was really worried and in some ways said worried were playing out early in the conversation, as she didn't seem to be as flattered by the reason for my past errors as I'd felt she ought to be. But then she did something wonderful. She asked the question that I'd been *really* worried about talking to her about. And I started answering, and she started *laughing* and was apparently quite happy with my answer to that. To put in very rough unprivate form it was why I was treating her the way I have been lately that's improved our relationship (I don't care if she talks about it if she wants to, but I'm inclined to be very careful about women's privacy). And then we went on to talk for another hour and a half round about! Not everything worked, but we were both looking at other things so when it didn't click that was fine, but it clicked more than enough. I'm happy. I'll say it straight out that I adore that girl and that if I hadn't been so grossly lucky as to meet Sarah I would consider my stupidity that led to our breakup one of the greatest mistakes I'd ever made. As is I've met *two* awesomely wonderful women and am even dating one of them, so I guess I can't be too upset. Actually I've been asked by customers on a number of occasions this past month or so at work how long I've been working there, and getting shocked responses that I'd been there four (or maybe five) years and was still so energetic. and/or they'd ask me how I could possibly be so bubbly at some indecent hour of the morning. So far I haven't told them my secret. Perhaps I won't, just for fun.

Well, I have to get ready for said job. Hopefully today will go well, if not i'm off tomorrow and spending the day with my sweetheart, so I have something to look forward to. Hello to the Couple of people likely to read this soon and to anybody who starts reading this and likes to read backlogs. I wrote it with you in mind. We'll see if I keep this thing up.


Current Mood: Bouncy AND Anxious I think.
Friday, August 16th, 2002
11:15 pm
Quick update...
Been reasonably bussy since I last posted, had some things look good stay good and others look good and fall apart, but such is fate. I *won't* be going to Conglomeration, which irks me, but I'd had a feeling I wasn't going to get to go, regardless of wanting to, and I'll be damned if the world didn't dance around quite a bit to keep me away. Mainly it comes down to having to prioritize work or pleasure, and work has to win that one nearly everytime. a pitty, but I probably am better off saving my money anyway. On a more upbeat note I went to the fair yesterday with some friends, that went reasonably well. I was happy, and I got to jump between acting like a kid and a grownup (this is frequently my standard. If you *can't* act like a kid, you probably need to stop taking yourself too seriously. Of course, you need to know when to switch). I got a wristband so I could go on as many rides as often as I wanted to. Some of the rides weren't as cool as they used to be because of new safety type stuff, but I did some things that were *more* fun for having other people with me. I went through the hall of mirrors in less than 15 seconds, and then went back in to scare my friends from behind. Got some fair food, and various intertainments including a really nice smelling rose garden. Also I went on a "ride" that spins everyone around in one large cylindrical compartment fast enough to stick you to the wall, I always love that one. I like sitting up and looking around at everyone. Even the guys who look in pretty good shape can't even *sit up*! I'm sorry, it amuses me to know that even though I've lost 10 pounds this summer and gained some fat weight (I'm about as weak as I was at the *start* of last semester :o( ) I'm still stronger than your average moron. That's ok, this next semester I've got two excellent workout partners planned out, and I suspect I'm going to be getting *very* in shape very quickly. I'll enjoy that. I'll enjoy that a *lot* in fact. I like the gym, it's a place where I can get out all my extra energy. Also, I won WC3. Interesting ending, I like it. Won't give it away here just in case anyone here doesn't want to know, but it's worth working your way through for, in fact it's a lot better if you've worked your way all the way through before you see it.
Yesterday morning went out with my dad and got to talk to him about lots of stuff, as well as get in *tons* of things on my to do list. Including getting myself a DVD set I've wanted. Still another one to get at least, want to get the second season of Buffy I think, but that can wait, it's a little more than I want to commit to one place this second. I have plenty of other "A" list items, and I think I'll try and get some of those first.
Well, I don't really want to sit here and update forever, so take it for granted that that's just the beginning of my adventures recently. Still working on learning to drive *sigh*, that's taking longer than I'd have liked because they're trying to change over how scheduling is done at work, so it's nearly impossible to actually plan anything ahead right now in the interem. But that's okay, one more week of work before school starts, and I'm only gonna work weekends, at least at first (If I go back to OD, there's some chance I won't if I find something better near campus. This is all based on current knowledge after all), that'll be plenty of money for me and means that I'll know exactly when I will and won't have time for my lessons. If things go well I may work a few extra shifts each week to get more money faster, cause one of the next things I *really* need is a car. there are a few things that I want/need to do that basically require one and I haven't been able to do because of it. But, I've got some ideas and suggestions and I think I'll have one soon enough... well, no, never soon *enough*, but within the school year I should think, and *maybe* within the semester. Anyway, like I say, I only have current knowledge to work on, so I won't speculate to far in advance yet, suffice to say that among my projects is following up a couple of leads and I'll tell you about it once I'm further in that process in a couple weeks or so. Ok, really going this time, gotta get some sleep before work tomorrow. By people! Later.

Current Mood: productive
Saturday, August 3rd, 2002
11:30 pm
Cops and Robbers
Well, again, I let myself waste time before getting on LJ (sorry people, but I have other things to do in real life that are more valuable that my lj updates for both longterm and short term fullfillment) so I can't give you the long update I was planning on. You can thank whatever gods you worship now... giving you a chance... ok, times up. We had some people come into the store with stolen cards today. This isn't so unusual in itself, but we never get to actually prove anything or retrieve the cards. They just leave as soon as we get suspicious. These two people, a guy and a woman came in (seperately) and wanted to buy lots of expensive stuff without really even looking at it. This is the usual thing, and we'd had a call earlier to be on the lookout from another store they'd been too. The manager checked out the woman and was holding two of the cards and wanted to call "for an authorization". The woman of course threw a hissy fit that she was in a hurry and rushed out, without the cards mind you, saying something about how that woman has my property or some such garbage. The guy also seperated and rushed out (he had been sitting in his line picking up pretty much random impulse items and putting them on the counter while waiting for his several, unconnected, expensive items). And of course without actual proof we couldn't detain them. They apparently ran across the lot to their van. We found this out because while Rebecca was on the line to the credit card companies telling them about the cards some customers suddenly volunteered information (I thought they were joking at first) because they had noticed them running to their van and driving off in a hurry. We got a good vehicle description and the first three digits of their plate from that. Hopefully that'll help the cops. We also got two of the cards like I mentioned, though they both apparently had plenty more, but it was still a minor victory. I also was interested to hear about how Rebecca had known for certain the cards weren't legit. Apparently there's a relatively common practice (She'd known someone it had happened to so was mindful of it) that if you give your info to a waitor or someone, they can write down your info, and switch the magnetic strip (or remagnatize it) on another card for one with those numbers so that that card has all the right info, and has your signature that matches and everything, but charges to the other account. You can catch it if you watch the numbers that come up on the register and compare. I have started doing that I have to admit. It was funny as hell. They were so indignant and so obvious. And the customers who'd seen them had actually just come from another office depot store for a product that the other was out of and had heard them calling us to tell us about these people before, so they were already familiar with the whole thing. Sets of nifty coincidences. The goddess and god take care of people, and Karma's a bitch... if I ever get a dog and it's a girl I think I want to name her Karma. That actually sounds like a cool name, and I'd like to see how many people realize that I'd named her Karma for fun rather than a new age refference. We laughed about the whole event for hours, you'd mostly have had to be there, but it was almost vaudevillelike in its coincidences and obviousness. Plus, something like this is the only time where you can openly mock customers in front of other customers' faces and expect a positive responce. And we had a lot of cute kids today too, and a lot of wierd customers that probably would have been noteworthy in here, but in the interest of brevity I'll just let you imagine it. Just, think of something really cool and imagine it happened... feel free to talk to me about them even! :o) Ok, now I'm just being silly, but I'm in a good mood, got lots of nifty stuff coming up, had a fun week, made some decisions that should be both practical and interesting, and just in general am having my life fly back to the levels of niftyness it was at around... mebbe Marchish or Aprilish. Good coincidences, good friends, and all kinds of other stuff that I don't have time to talk about. Anyway, I'll talk to everyone later. Also I'll note, as much to help me remember as anything else, I thought of something really interesting to talk to Sharon about that I think she'll be interested in about her learning Judaism stuffs. I think once I toss her this one I'll have her full attention. Ok, going now, have some more stuff I want to do before I go to bed.

Current Mood: bouncy
12:20 am
Well, I let it get late before I updated, so I can only put in a fraction of the stuff that's been up lately. I've been pretty bussy hanging out with people and such, it's been cool, and most pleasant. Fate has been interesting lately, the numbers of coincedences in my life are starting to skyrocket to unreasonable levels. Life is returning to normal. :o) More over, the reason why I felt particularly compelled to write this is I got several really nice complements at work today (the offhand kind that say a lot more than a straight out complement). again, I let it get late and don't have time to discuss most of them, but I was especially happy that a (cute) girl recognized me from my spring biolab, which I was only in for half the semester (I was late for the midterm, which was a practical, so I basically missed it and couldn't pass. At that point I focused on other stuff with that time, both practical and not). This is someone that I talked to occasionally in a class that lasted 2 or 3 hours a week for maybe a couple months. The fact that she recognized me is pleasing, remebering my name comes down to flattering, but the best part for Benji's ego was on her way out she gave me this brief look. Benji is very slow to decide he's been given a complement, but even I'm inclined to have seen that look as that if she *hadn't* had a boyfriend (I assume that's who was with her) flirting would have proceeded, and that she could still *look* either way. It wasn't a slutty look in the least, just really interested. Benji is pleased, I could have done without that, but it still felt really good to have someone look at me that way right now; I see no reason not to admit it. Looks like that leave it very hard to say Benji isn't attractive both physically and more so to someone who's gotten to talk to me a few times. Anyway, having shared one of my recent experiences (of which there have been far too many. If I were to try and actually catch up here, it would take most of my day. Life has been bussy. and interesting.), I must now go to bed. I will write again soon I hope. I have plans to go up to my dad's this coming week, so maybe I'll write from there or something. Probably not, but maybe after I get back.

P.S. By the way, for anyone who reads sluggy freelance (www.sluggy.com), I should note that my last name is Roberts. Read over this past weeks strips again and keep that in mind.

Current Mood: busy
Friday, July 26th, 2002
11:13 pm
Good day at work!
Ok, just got done updating my Livejournal with my entries from yesterday and wednsday (so from the 24th) and I'm finally getting to today. It's been a good day, though I probably won't talk too much about it after all the typing I just did. Worked under the "new" lead at work today. Actually she's been a lead for a good while I think, but all the others were there when I left, so she's new for me. at first I kept bugging Lisa thinking she was in charge today but she told me to talk to Jennifer. I'd never had to ask her for anything so it hadn't really clicked through that she *could* do stuff. She put me to a fair number of assignments today. I don't know if it was to drive home that she was boss, or because I'm just always willing to do anything that needs doing and suggest something if I notice it. I think the second, she didn't strike me as trying to be dominant, which is good, because I work well under others, but if they try and grind me under them my alpha tendencies start fighting to gain control of my actions and it takes all of my considerable self control to hold from doing things that would probably get me in serious trouble (understatement of the year award folks!). She actually seems really nice, I'm looking forward to next time I work with her. Later in the day she was really stressed out dealing with unhappy customers so I bought her some M&Ms. Like I told her, I've rarely met a woman who doesn't like chocolate and she looked like she could use some. She laughed and thanked me, but she already had some stashed in Lock-Up. So I got to eat them myself (which is good, my blood sugar was slipping, and I wouldn't waste money on something I knew I could hold off on). She's really cute, probably attached and my boss, but she's still really cute. I don't have to be after a woman to appreciate beauty. I was brought up that way, appreciate beautiful things, physical, emotional, and mental. And to watch recognize them when I saw them. So I talked and joked with her a little today, and talked to a few other coworkers some. I mentioned to Alex (assistant manager) that I was *considering* staying on for the school year, and he was *quite* emphatic that they'd love that. Well past his norm for things, so I'm quite well complemented. I don't know how often I've heard him be quite *that* emphatic about something. Good to be appreciated occasionally. :o) Dealt with several very unhappy customers and managed to have all of them smiling before they went home. Also got a really pretty coin from... I think it was from the Philippines, though I'd have to look again. I like watching for nifty foreign coins. Over all it's been a good day. The only bad point is that the movie with Karis' friend fell through, it's the girl's mom's birthday, so she can't make it that day, Karis didn't even have time to mention my involvement before the idea was squashed. But I'm actually more and more pleased with that setup the more I think about it, as Karis and I will still hang out, and I'll probably use some of the time to get some much needed cleaning done to my room. So in the end the gods take care of me, and I suspect the movie is imminently reschedulable. Maybe Sunday, I'll talk to Karis about that and have her suggest it. Turns out Karis understands (or at least has some familiarity with) some of the stuff that I hinted at a few weeks ago. I'm helping her learn and understand a little bit, especially caution, but I think she has some potential if we can bring it out of her. Anyway, this is starting to sound a little crazy if you don't know what I'm talking about, and the only people who need to know that I can talk to in person about it. So, I think I'm gonna wind this up and go to bed, I'm waking up in seven hours. Talk to you later!
P.S. - Heehee! I'm also getting more and more sideways glances from female customers at work. So that's pleasing too. :o) ok, later!

Current Mood: Excellent
Thursday, July 25th, 2002
10:00 pm
Relaxed and Happy.
Well, Karis just went home a little bit ago. The fun today lasted considerably longer than I'd expected, so I'm pleased. I only managed to get Kane and Karis to the movie out of my original people, so that's sad, but it's an excellent excuse to arrange something later! :o) Kane came over around... 4ish and Karis around 1 or 2. I did a tarot reading for Karis which came out ok. Kind of generic, but consistant enough that I'm confident with it, and having talked to her about it extensively it seems accurate both on where she's coming from and where she's going right now (which I didn't know, I haven't talked to her in a long time remember). Kane managed to get things ready for construction people in time and when he got here we looked at some pictures on my laptop intil we left, almost late for the movie with how long we took looking. We went, got tickets and some snacks, and watched. It went by much faster for me this time that usually, and it really gets better every time I see it; this would be *4*. I saw it once with my little brothers opening day (I had to work to organize that, but got it done), and a few friends. The theater was collecting for a yearly charity that day before the showing, I donated a few bucks (I do each year if I go to a movie when they're doing that). Interesting. I saw it that weekend too with my dad and Josh. It was supposed to be all of us, but Yoni didn't want to get up to see it twice (I wouldn't have taken him before id I'd known he'd pull that), and I was much more inclined that time to forgive its shortcomings. Enjoyable. Later I went to a showing where I was supposed to meet Heather, April, and a friend of theirs for the showing but they didn't show up, so I saw it just me and Lexi. Quite Enjoyable. And now I've seen it with Kane and Karis, and afterwards we talked about it and tons of other stuff extensively, laughed constantly, and just had a great time bantering back and forth. That felt sooo good. It's been awhile since I've gotten to do that and truly relax and just feel totally unpressured. We all made jokes and laughed and hit more than missed when we told 'em. Makes me really look forward to school starting again so Ican see everyone on a regular basis. So, after talking about everything from swords (real life), to special effects (movie), to cars to everything we came back here and talked some more, finished looking at pictures on my computer, and watched some amusing music videos and listened to a little music before Kane went home, and even then he'd have stayed later, but I needed to get a chance to talk to Karis before she had to leave, so unfortunatly I had to cut that part of the evening off early, but we decided we'll figure out something else soon. Then Karis and I had an *extensive* talk about her tarot reading, relationships, sex, and stuff like that. It was nice, there are certain things I won't talk to another guy about because it's hard to find a guy who wants to talk about it in the same... I'll use the word context... as I do, where as girls tend to talk about it much the same way, so this is the first time I've really gotten to talk about some of this stuff. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not interested in Karis. She's okay looking, but she's not interested physically and Benji does *not* give interest to people who are not *showing* interest (in friendships, or relationships). I just don't feel the need to throw myself into something when the other person doesn't show signs that it's going to go anywhere. I've had quite enough of that thankyouverymuch. It doesn't take *much*, but enough to prove that they want my attention. So anyway, Karis left after awhile, she's going to try and start making some arrangements for me, her, and someone else to take in a movie Saturday. She has some coupons for cheaper tickets, so I figure I can do that after work, (that entire making time thing I've mentioned so much... have I talked about that in here?). I'm looking forward to that, it should be fun. Dum movie, but I'm going to spend time with friends, and have something new to discuss, not to see the film of the year. Hmm... not much more to say. I'm gonna try and get some sleep in a few, Benji's tired. I'm enjoying WarCraft 3. Just did the first undead mission. It's a sneak around type, I systematically took however long it took to seperate out each of my opponents into workable groups and kill almost all of them. It was enjoyable. O:o) So anyway, talk to you later.

Current Mood: Most Pleased...
Wednesday, July 24th, 2002
10:15 pm
I have feet?
Hey LJ, I'm actually writing this up on my lap top and will put it on later. Josh is on the computer (as usual) so I'm doing it this way. I just got home from work. Mind you I went *in* at 11:00 this morning. Very nearly an 11 hour shift on flat feet. Actually I'm more ok than I would have thought, though I suspect that'll change once I've been off my feet for a bit. Originally I was supposed to leave at 7:30 but Michelle (a diabetic that works up front with me) wasn't feeling well so they asked me if I'd stay to close. I said yes of course. I figure they asked me because I'm so gullible... er... such a hard worker... yes, that's what I meant, of course. :o) I could have gone home at close rather than help clean up, but they wanted me for close and by damn, I was gonna close. Besides, cleaning's the easy part. No customers, able to laugh, joke, and put on whatever facial expression you like for a while? Besides, we really didn't have enough people tonight, so one more person probably would have made a significant difference in how late everyone had to stay, and as I'm the only one I know that doesn't loathe closing passionately I couldn't rationalize sneaking off while everyone else had to work. Staying late also meant that Benji didn't have *nearly* as much food as he'd planned on. I was already gonna be pushing my limits on blood sugar by the end of the day, so now I'm *gone*... *sigh*... yeah... gullible *hangs head in a brief caricature of shame*. On the plus side, this should push me into a *little* overtime this week. and hopefully they'll notice my doing this sort of thing without having had long term plans if I *do* decide to stay for the school year, which I'm considering. woh, wait a minute, got food upstairs, be back in a few minutes. :o) *scurries off to much!* ... ahhh, food. Somewhat better. (found out during dinner) Josh feels he's owed the computer because he seems to equate the difficulty levels of me being at work all day since before he got up, and him not having been able to play eq because it wouldn't connect all day. That would be typical Josh alright. Anyway, also at work I found something mildly nifty. It was cheap, so I got me one and I got Lexi one. It looked like the kind of thing she'd like. I probably shouldn't have spent the money, but I'm making a lot more than I'd been planning on (I *completely* misremembered how much my pay adds up on a full time schedule) so I think a few bucks isn't totally uncalled for.
Ok, it's Midnight now and I'm getting ready to go to bed. Just got off the phone with Karis. I've got plans for tomorrow and Saturday with various people so Benji's a reasonably happy camper. Well, I'll tell you how that goes later. I've slept far too little the last week so I'm hoping to get some tonight. Good night folks. :o)

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, July 19th, 2002
11:50 pm
Friday night
Well, been working this week. I am, once again, the guy who doesn't sit still if there's anything to get done. Today I did pretty much all the front end chores on my own, including some that *never* get done. My body's not hurting as much either, I'm adjusting, both to the muscle strains and the pain when I have it. Never even a "thank you". *shrugs*, oh well, I don't do it for the appreciation, I do it cause it's what I should do. Talking to some of the girls at work now. A few of them seem nice enough, we'll see. Gonna invite some people to see the Lord of the Rings movie with me sometime next week. The first one. It's up in Village 8 now, so I figure I'd see it again for two bucks and a chance to discuss it again with my friends. I'll invite everyone I want to invite and see who can show up. Watching a crappy movie that's ending, and sluggy will be up in a few minutes, so I'll probably be getting off here in a few minutes. Thus far though, things have been on the up and up. My mood's been improving, I'm working hard (and even without the thank you's I think it's been noticed. I went in early today because they needed someone too, and I'd bet money I was the first one asked. Maybe it's because I'm gullable for helping people, but I like to think it's cause I work. :op) and making decent money, I'm getting a real plan together for what to major in and backup plans are forming for if it takes time to get into med school, I made my new work out schedule today, so I'll be getting that back (had to think to make it work with working, but I found something I can do), and a few other things that I don't want to mention here. But they're in the works too and look promising (if just a few of them turn out, life will be quite good). Well, that's a breif overview of the weekend. lots of minor stories, but nothing I'll bother to write in here. Later!

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