Monthly Archives: January, 2006

Quizzes? What Quizzes? Oh, THESE Quizzes!

Hermione Granger
You scored 76% Maturity, 87% Goodness, and 59% Abilities!
You’re the smartest witch of your age. You’re also way more mature than your age suggests. You’re a great friend and willing to drop out of school (of which you’d die to miss one day) to help your best bud Harry. Your abilities in magic are really great, but you can’t fly a broom to save your life. If someone needs something researched you’re the person they go to. Hooray for smarts.
My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

You scored higher than 89% on Maturity
You scored higher than 90% on Goodness
You scored higher than 45% on Abilities
Link: The In-Depth HP Personality Test written by lisshart on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Well crap, that’s not who I was hoping to “quiz” as!


Oldbie
Which annoying fan are you?

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ravenpuff
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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1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
Tips
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can.
I arm gets to about half extension and then my hand hits the wall below the window.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Everybody Loves Raymond *shrug* It was on and I was trying to fix my wireless nic on my laptop after upgrading the kernel.
4. Without looking, guess what time it is:
10:30 PM
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
11:13 PM
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
A car driving down the street.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Earlier this evening, I walked to the grocery store to get some popcorn.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
My laptop.
9. What are you wearing?
A t-shirt and sweat pants.
10. Did you dream last night?
Maybe, I rarely remember dreams upon waking.
11. When did you last laugh?
Earlier while I was watching TV.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Paint, a poster of Neuschwanstein Castle – Bavaria Germany and a Shirow Masamune calendar (2006).
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Not particularly.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
Meh.
15. What is the last film you saw?
In the theater, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. On DVD, Howl’s Moving Castle (2-Disc).
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A house of my own.
17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know:
Once, I conked my foot in the dark so hard that a couple of toes were black & blue for over a week.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I would put an end to all disease.
19. Do you like to dance?
Not particularly.
20. George Bush:
I didn’t like either one.
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
Princess.
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Little man.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
YES.
24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
Welcome to heaven.
25. 4 people who must also do this meme in THEIR journal:
AWelkin, Ariesna, Komainu and Aizuchi


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Burns Supper

Robert Burns
Robert Burns, Scottish Poet

Ariesna and I just got back from our local Burns Supper. For those of you not entirely up on your Scottish culture, this meal is held in honor of Robert Burns. To quote the BBC:

The Burns Supper is an institution of Scottish life, a night to celebrate the life and genius of the national Bard. Suppers can be everything from an informal gathering of friends to a huge, formal dinner full of pomp and circumstance.

The Burns Supper we attend is put on by our local scottish heritage society, HAGGIS. It is a friendly gathering with bagpipe music, dancing and much fellowship1. Some years are more formal than others, this year it was a bit more relaxed. Two of the toasts were given by members of Wylde Nept. One of those was the toast to the lassies and it was a lovely bit of poetry that he came up with. Poetry just filled with imagery, graphic imagery. If you’ve ever been to one of their performances or heard some of their recordings; you’ll know exactly what sort of imagery. *wink, wink*2 The deserts at the supper were quite good.

Wait a minute, why am I talking about desert and not about the haggis? Well, I tried haggis the first year I attended the Burns Supper…. Now I tend go to the nearby Czech Village Restaurant and enjoy a different nationality’s speciality cooking. Though I understand this year’s haggis was supposed to be good…. If you like that sort of thing. Anyhoo, myself and a few others who enjoy aspects of the Burns Supper other than the haggis headed to the Czech Village Restaurant where we had a lovely meal. Then we hurried back to the Burns Supper, got a bit of the deserts (which as previously mentioned were quite good) and listened to the toasts (also previously mentioned)3. Then there was much dancing and the raffle.

The raffle is one way HAGGIS raises funds for its various good works (a scholarship, grants, etc…). Members of the society donate prizes and you buy raffle tickets for chances to win. They divvy the donations into 3 tables of adult prizes and one just for the kids. The “A” table is where all the scotch goes and any other higher-end items. “B” table items are still nice, but usually not as expensive as “A” and so on for “C”. Additionally, there’s usually one big prize of the night that doesn’t get put out on the “A” table until late in the evening. If you buy about $10 worth of tickets, odds are good that you’ll go home with something though there’s no telling what it’ll be. This year & last, Ariesna & I have plunked down $20 for tickets. Last year, we struck out and didn’t go home with anything at all4. Then this year our tickets were on fire! We won:

  • a tartan blanket
  • a shot glass with the scottish lion on the side
  • a stuffed animal (a small dog holding a heart which says “I Wuf You!”)

And those are only the prizes we kept for ourselves. We also ended up winning tonight’s big prize, a replica of Scottish Claymore5! Since I already had one, we gave with to AWelkin and her husband, both of whom seemed quite interested in it. We also had another “A” table winning ticket which we gave to our friends E&D. They picked themselves up a bottle of scotch. Then the raffle got down to the final prize of the night, a boxed “christmas cake”. We also had the winning ticket for that and Ariesna tried to give it to AWelkin’s friends D&P but they didn’t want it. While Ariesna was doing that, one of the guys (George) from Wylde Nept and run up, claiming the prize. I’m not sure if Ariesna had noticed that but she went up and turned in the ticket. George ran the cake back over to Michelle, dropped to one knee and tried to give the cake to her. She resisted but he was being insistant; so I decided to come to her rescue. I walked over and told him that she’s my wife and he can keep the cake. Everybody had a good chuckle and we left for home soon afterwards. πŸ™‚

1 Blathering on with your friends.
2 Nothing too blatant, but very obivous.
3 Yes, I am rambling a bit but then I’ve been sitting near a loudspeaker playing scottish music for the past couple of hours and my brain’s still shaken up a bit.
4 Ok, that’s not strickly true. Last year, our friend Greg was along for the supper. He had to leave sooner than we did and left us his tickets. We won a bottle of wine with his ticket and we’re still holding onto it for him.
5 This is a two-handed sword about 5-6 feet long.

Sickday Links

I’ve been home sick the last couple of days and today while I felt mostly felt fine; I was running a bit of a temp. I couldn’t sleep so to entertain myself; I surfed the web and found this links which amused me.

  • Bento | Gmaps:Google Maps with English translations showing eating/dining options in Tokyo, Japan
  • Motherload: A flash based game where you drive a mining pod on Mars digging for ore. Sounds silly but it’s strangely addictive; I clicked it intending to play for just a few minutes and ended up spending hours on it today. Then again, part of that could have been the cold medicine.
  • MythBusters | Lost Experiments: The Discovery channel has put online short video segments from the MythBusters TV show where we get to see never before released footage. πŸ˜€ Very cool!

IM’ing at Work

A co-worker & I were im’ing to kill a bit of time at the end of our work day. We started talking about our plans for the evening and….

B: Primarily girls night at my house, few of S’s friends coming over, and most of them are…
B: hmm…
B: how to put this politely…
B: single, and for good reason?
Me: πŸ˜€
B: oh, and btw, no, you can’t blog this or my ass is grass
B: And no, I shouldn’t have given you the idea

Muahahahaha!

Dear Friend,

A friend of mine recently wrote talking about how she was feeling stressed out due to her job. She did so in by writing it as a hypothetical letter to “Divine Power That Is”. While I’m not a Divine Power; I’d still wanted to try writing something up to help her feel a bit better. Hopefully this works and to the friend in question here; if this posting doesn’t help…. Well, you’d best tell my wife so she can extract your revenge for you (or at least help you plan it). πŸ™‚

For the rest of my readers who don’t know what I’m babbling about, don’t worry about it. You can just skip the rest of this entry.
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