The Things You Don’t Do.

Every significant other knows what the topic of this post means. There are things you don’t do when it comes to the person you care about. Doing those things is tantamount to romantic suicide.

When it comes to me, you don’t call me paranoid. I associate that word with the phrase “paranoid schizophrenic” which was a phrase used to describe one of my relatives before he shot himself. It’s also been used to describe another relative who locks himself in his house and won’t go outside. I do wish he would email me, when we were kids, he was an awesome person to be around.

Another thing you just don’t call me is fat. I spent the whole of my 13th year on this earth being berated, belittled and otherwise endlessly teased about my weight.

Now that I’ve put it into perspective, you can probably see why this would be a huge relationship faux pas, but if you didn’t have that perspective, how innocuous does that word seem to be?… [Read More]

Which action hero am I?

Well.. this is rather surprising..

You scored as Captain Jack Sparrow. Roguish,quick-witted, and incredibly lucky, Jack Sparrow is a pirate who sometimes ends up being a hero, against his better judgement. Captain Jack looks out for #1, but he can be counted on (usually) to do the right thing. He has an incredibly persuasive tongue, a mind that borders on genius or insanity, and an incredible talent for getting into trouble and getting out of it. Maybe its brains, maybe its genius, or maybe its just plain luck. Or maybe a mixture of all three.

Captain Jack Sparrow

79%

James Bond, Agent 007

75%

Maximus

67%

Lara Croft

67%

Batman, the Dark Knight

63%

The Amazing Spider-Man

58%

Neo, the "One"

54%

The Terminator

54%

William Wallace

42%

El Zorro

29%

Indiana Jones

29%

Which Action Hero Would You Be? v. 2.0
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Glad I Quit Smoking.

Saturday night, I had a conversation in which I expressed my dislike of the odor of Marlboro cigarettes to Mr. Justus. Since Marbs are his preferred brand, you might think I’m a bit of a bitch, but the truth is that while I don’t like the smell (largely because I used to smoke marbs, and I recently kicked the habit) I have no problem with him having the right to make his big, hulkin’, road hog of an SUV a palace of marlboro stank.

It’s his SUV after all. He’s a smoker. He should be able to smoke in his own darned car if he wants to and I should not have the right to tell him what to do in his own car. No matter how disgusting I find his habits to be.

Well folks, all of that has now changed. As of January 1st, it will be illegal to smoke in your cars, on public property or within 25 feet of a public building in Washington State.… [Read More]

Apple Swapping

And I have to admit that I have been tempted to do it myself.

The new macs are awfully sweet, not to mention the fact that they are really designed with someone like me in mind. I’m a style fiend when it comes to my electronics. I’ve been holding off on an mp3 player for many reasons, but the biggest one is probably that nothing is quite as attractive to me as an iPod, but I don’t want to have to install or deal with iTunes. I want drag and drop file transfer, and when I get that in a player with as much style as a sony device or an iPod, then I might get something that’s smaller than my PSP. Until then, the PSP serves the purpose well.

Still.. a million converts. That’s a hell of a thing. Kudos to Apple for managing it, and well… I hope some Microsoft execs are using this as an opportunity to take stock.… [Read More]

Haibane Renmei Vol. 1

So, I finally got around to borrowing Haibane from a friend and actually got to watch the first disc yesterday because I had a math test and hence, no math homework. This series recently came out in a thinpak edition, but for my viewing, I am watching the original release so I won’t talk about packaging.

The Story: Haibane Renmei is not the sort of story that you would expect from the creators of Serial Experiments: Lain. Haibane is a much lighter, sweeter story, at least it is in the beginning. I had no preconceptions going into this viewing other than the connection between this series and Lain. I didn’t even read the backs of the boxes first. I just popped the DVD’s in and watched. If the story gets darker from here, I haven’t gotten there yet. This story follows the lives of a few beings called “Haibane”. The Haibane are sort of like angels, but their wings are small enough that they can’t fly.… [Read More]