Monday, February 27

The other night I dreamt that I had multiple faces fighting to be the one that would show up on my head, and they all had stuffy noses.

Sickness blows.

Wednesday, February 22

Is my back injury really so much better, or am I just distracted by the upset stomach? Or both?

She mis-sniffed the milk. I think it was bad.

Moments replay with such ease through music. Oh-- how I cannot stand the thought of you! Fall 2002.

Sunday, February 19


Oh, and I thought it was funny that the new Spyware destroyer, Ad-Aware SE, lists "Objects Recognized, Objects Igored, and New Critical Objects." Hehe. Maybe you have to have suffered through a literary theory class to get that?

Books I've purchased recently:
-The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien Yeah, I already have a few copies... but the covers were really pretty.
-The Everything Learning Latin Book by Richard E. Prior (not the comedian)
-Fiction Writer's Brainstormer by James V. Smith Jr.
-Ovid- Selected Poems
-The Provinces of the Roman Empire by Theodore Mommsen
-Exercise Your Mind by B. Alexis Castorri and Jane Heller
-Get a Grip on Philosophy by Neil Turnbull

Number of Shoelaces I've purchased recently:
-Eighteen. That's nine pairs.

Number of record stores I've called about anything by The Vapors:
-Ten. No Vapors!


The computer needed some serious attention; I had been running Spybot every day, but it was almost totally ineffectual. So many windows were popping up that the computer would just lock up and cease all functioning. Ctr+Alt+Del wasn't working at all.

So, I spent a hour or so with the computer in safe mode, going through the hard drive myself and deleting everything suspicious.

The pop-ups, which were mostly from IE, have stopped. This is partly because some program or another added a ton of sites I would never go to onto my "Pop-Up Allowed" list. I'm still having trouble with sites loading at random while I'm in Firefox though. Like, I'll be reading an article and BAM some retail-discount-penis enlargement-drug rehabilitaion-coupon site will pop up. I've got another Spyware program now, and I'm hoping that will get rid of anything I missed when I went through myself.

Friday, February 17

law enforcement, skipping work, coffeecoffeecoffee

I'm feeling rather pixilated after the whole being pulled over and being issued an $85 speeding ticket, my first ever.

The Merriam Webster word of the day e-mails are the bijoux of my inbox, brightening my day as they expand my vocabulary.

So, apparently they can charge $85 for going five miles over the speed limit. Not that the cop pulled me over for going five miles over the limit; I was going twelve miles over the limit; he pulled me over, actually, for doing forty-two in a thirty zone, zipping down the hill in neutral to save gas, but only charged me with thirty-five. Thank you, Mr. Cop, for a one hundred dollar discount.

I've been thinking of all the things I could have bought with that $85:
*A Super Nintendo with a whole myriad (not from Word of the Day) of games.
*A new outfit, probably complete with blazer and shoes.
*Forty-two cups of iced coffee
*Twenty pounds of ground coffee
*The Lord of the Rings, leather-bound with gold on the edges
*Another trip to Newport and the Cheeky Monkey
*Three entire seasons of Gilmore Girls on DVD, minus shipping

Tuesday, February 14

one ring to rule them all

Two out of ten were all.

I'll never forget the one-car night promenade over the bridge, with all the orbs of bright lights lining the sky, suspended and draping like pearl necklaces, leading me as a princess back to my homeland.

Or the gaze of a duchess sitting next to evidence of her three martinis and looking down from her portrait at a dirty table and a ruined moment. My fault, his fault.

Tuesday, February 7

ah, education

Here I am in snazzy new Alger Hall learning about Microsoft Office, by Crumm. I've been sitting in this class learning all sorts of useless (i.e., already known to me and indeed embedded quite thoroughly in my brain) knowledge. Anyone wanna know all the wonderful things that can be done just by venturing into Microsoft Word's Tools menu? The one useful (i.e., not useful, but just fun interesting) thing I have learned is how to make the default Word screen into white text on a blue background. Not just changing the text to white, and the background to blue, because that would print with white text on a blue background, but old school white on blue.

Yes, like this.

Wednesday, February 1

The Sonnet
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLDf)

Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?

Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.

Your exact opposite:
Genghis Khunt

Random Brutal Sex Master
Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.

You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.

ALWAYS AVOID: The 5-Night Stand, The False Messiah, The Hornivore, The Last Man on Earth

CONSIDER: The Loverboy

Link: The 32-Type Dating Test by OkCupid - Free Online Dating.
My profile name: hobbitsubcultur

So, mostly I put this here instead of my livejournal because I liked the little "composed" pun at the beginning. :)