Trisha McFarland-from The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon-You're a nine year old girl that gets lost in the woods.  You have a great deal of determination, and you know how to take care of
Trisha McFarland-from The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon-You’re a nine year old girl that gets lost in the woods. You have a great deal of determination, and you know how to take care of yourself, even when you’re scared.

Which Stephen King character are you?
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Ok, that’s just weird. A) I’ve never heard of this SK book* and B) the first question in the quiz lets you pick if you’re a male or female. Being a guy, I naturally choose male and still ended up being a nine-year old girl.

* Back in my high school days, I was a SK nut and read everything I could by him. Later I lost interest in his work but I didn’t realize that he’d released enough stuff that he’s got books out there that I’d not even heard of.


You belong in the world of the laid-back, blue-sky lovers.
You belong on a lazy-day beach or anywhere where you can set up a relaxing bench or chair and watch the world go by. You don’t want to make any changes, watching is enough to make you content. The blue of the sky and the light of day beat into your soul and you drift into the world and around without harming anything or making any ripples in the fabric of humanity. Enjoy your peace, few have it, though few would want it at the cost.

Where do you belong?(ANIME IMAGES)
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Ok, that one’s a bit better. I’ve been told by some of my friends that if I were any more laid back; I’d be dead.


If you only knew the power of the dark side.
Postatem obscuri lateris nescitis.
“You do not know the power of the Dark Side.” There are two possibilities: you are a Star Wars geek, or you are unreasoningly scary.

Which Weird Latin Phrase Are You?
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Actually, there are 3 possibilities. You’re a Star Wars geek, unreasonable scary or both. And the correct phrase from Star Wars is “Do not underestimate the power of the Dark Side”. Of course, there are much cooler Latin phrases out there. A former co-worker had one that started off as “Excuse me stewardess, but I believe you are on fire.” When translated into Latin and back into English; it came out as “Pardon this intrusion, air slave but it is my belief that you are covered in flame.” Or at least something very close to that. I’ll have to see if I can find a copy of the e-mail with the exact text in it again.

Edited on 12:37PM 24 March 2004: I just ran into the co-worker who did that translation and the retranslation back into English was: “Pardon me , air food slave but it is my deep religious conviction that your clothes are on fire.” Unfortunately, he doesn’t have the Latin version memorized and his notes on it are packed away in boxes in preperation for his move. He mentioned that another of our co-workers should have a copy of the phrase but when I checked; he doesn’t think he has it anymore. I’ve also done some checking around and I definately don’t have it. *sigh* Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with that.


You are Schroeder!
Which Peanuts Character are You?
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Ok, I was hoping I’d get Snoopy but given the rest of the Peanuts cast; I could have done a lot worse!


anime chick
You are a human shadow. If a loved one needs you, you are always right at his or her heels! Your deep social connection with human beings produces your qualities of genuine caring and charisma. However, at times you are naive to the true nature of your loved ones. Remember that humans’ gift of free will does not always lead them in wise directions. But your essence of love and friendship represent the other precious gifts of humanity. Overall you are a strikingly valuable and innocent being who has a lot to give.(please rate my quiz cuz it took me for freaking ever to create)

What Kind of Shadow Are You? (with gorgeous pics)
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White Dragon
You are a white dragon, pure and noble, you would help humans if they desprately need you. You are kind and wise with a heart of gold.

Which Dragon resides in your soul? (cool pictures!)
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My inner child is ten years old today
My inner child is ten years old!

The adult world is pretty irrelevant to me. Whether I’m off on my bicycle (or pony) exploring, lost in a good book, or giggling with my best friend, I live in a world apart, one full of adventure and wonder and other stuff adults don’t understand.

How Old is Your Inner Child?
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Weapons are not your thing. You would prefer to
pummel your opponent to death with your fists and feet. You show a lot of Honor but some power still eludes you. I can give you this power, I can make you stronger, join me.

How would you Murder?
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I just finished reading The Ape Who Guards the Balance, by Elizabeth Peters. We got to see a bit of all our favorite characters again and overall was a decent read, but I have to admit that I prefer the earlier books in this series. Ramses & co. just aren’t quite as interesting to me as Peabody & Emerson and unfortunately, Ramses & co. are taking a bigger and bigger role in the series. I’ve heard that isn’t necessarily true in the remainder of the series, but I’ll have to wait & see to find out.

I give this book: 3.5 out of 5 points.

The next book that I’ll be reading is Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. Normally, I stick to fiction but this book got so much press that it intrigued me (plus some friends of mine have a copy that they’re lending me). I hope to have finished it in a couple of weeks, but we’ll see.

Ok, I might have misspelled that title but it should be close enough to give you an idea of what this musing is about. You see, I was sitting at my desk waiting for the program to finish processing some data (so I could double-check the results) when my mind started wondering and it occurred to me that we all have our own odd little sayings. Given that I haven’t anything better to do at the moment, as the computer is especially slow today); I figured that I’d share a few of mine with you. If the topic interests you, feel free to leave a few of your own sayings in the comments or post something on your blog.

  • “Just another day in paradise, wish I were there.”: I use this one alot at work when people ask me how I’m doing. It’s not that I hate my job or anything like that. It’s just that actually working for a living tends to get me down a bit. Ok, that sounds really pathetic… Ah screw it, when I was a kid there were basically 2 things that I wanted to do: be an astronaut and to have enough money to do whatever I want whenever I want. As neither one of those happened, I’m going to use them as my excuse for disliking working for a living. Don’t laugh at me too hard for my dislike of work, after all I actually do my job, rather than try to sponge my livelyhood off of the welfare system.
  • “Wassup, cheesewhiz”: To be perfectly honest, I only use this one on a particular friend of mine and neither of us remembers when or why I started it. We think there was some sort of story or incident that sparked it. The wassup is optional and may be randomly replaced with Hey, ya.
  • Raise your right hand in front of you with the middle 3 fingers extended and the palm facing you, “I’d tell you to read between the lines but I don’t think you’re that smart!” Then lower the outer 2 fingers, so only your middle finger is still extended. I use this when I’m annoyed with one of my friends and want to insult them. Ok, it’s not nice but then I never honestly claimed I was a nice guy.
  • “Soka”: This one I picked up from watching a lot of anime and I have a sneaky suspicion that I’m saying it wrong, misinterrpreting it or at least misspelling it; however from what I can tell, it basically means I understand. After watching all the anime that I have and reading the sort of Sci-Fi books I like; I would venture to say it’s similar to saying I grok you.

Well, my program just finished processing; so it’s time to get back to real work.

So, I was bouncing around the web and on some site that I was reading; I ran across a link to these short films over on I have to say from what I’ve watched so far (all of part 1 & the start of part 2); they are a heck of alot better than that Episode 1 & 2 crap that Lucas put out.

Granted the acting/makeup aren’t as polished as what Hollywood is pumping out these days but the CG/script are quite good.


You are the chinese element of Wood. People who are under the element of wood are practical, focused and like to learn. Wood, you are a natural leader, but you also like to control a lot, you’re never still and especially hate to lose. The color of wood is blue/green and your
symbol is the dragon. Spring is the season in which wood shines, and it’s months are January/February. Your weather condition is rain. Wood is the direction east, and your day is Thursday, while your planet is Jupiter. Animals under your element are usually scaled. People under you are the Mongols. Your sense is sight, your taste is sour, your sound is calling and your virtue is benevolence. Your organ is the liver. You were created by Water and you control Earth.

Which of the 5 Chinese Elements Are You?
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