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I always thought the Bobs song "Helmet" was pretty hilarious. But now I see there are parents everywhere trying to turn their kids into the song's protagonist. Once the song becomes reality, it'll be less funny -- so really these folks are trying to make the world less funny, which is sad.

I like dice. I like d8's, I like d100's. Me? I'm a d12 apparently.

I like dice. The dice meme is bad for people like me. It sends me to places that sell dice. The three S's of dice: shiny, sparkly and splefty. Lotsa other things too. I rationalized it by saying that big orders have lower shipping charges per piece -- many pieces are en route to my door. :D :D

Current Music: Opeth - When

Amusing:
THE RULES:
Go to images.google.com and type in your answers to the following questions:
- Place you grew up
- Place you live now
- Your name
- Your grandmother's name
- Favorite food
- Favorite drink
- Favorite song
- Favorite smell
- Favorite shoes

Post the first postable image result for each.
Here it is!Collapse )

Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Tripping On Broken Beats (Carlito Mix) - Omni Trio

There's drilling -- right outside my room window. I let it go on for a bit before I decided I really should look outside and see why someone was drilling into the side of the house at this hour. Some guy, bearded with a plaid shirt and a long orange extension cord was holding a drill and putting holes into ABL. Neat.

Hearing some noises upstairs, I went up to look for house mates. But no, no house mates, just folk wondering around on the roof. Interesting.

I'm hoping all these folk are associated with the white, unmarked heavy-duty pickup parked out front. I'm pretty sure the truck contains fixin's for a couple hundred watts worth of PV array. I can't remember if we opted for the snazzy inverters with more data output. We'll have to put up a real-time updating energy usage meter on the web site.

Time to take a shower.

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Red Elvises + Lunatics & Poets [09] - Juliet

[disclaimer/warning: this post is full of all kinds of computer geekery.]Collapse )

Current Music: Blutengel - Kingdom

How did it come to this?

I am nerdier than 95% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Maybe it was that bio hazard sticker that just looked so cool.... Maybe my love for RPN calculators *pets HP*.

The VNV Nation concert was decent. Ronin (lead singer) was off last night, but still full of energy, and had a reasonable level of interaction with the crowd. On the other hand, maybe he's just no good yelling into a mic on stage. His recorded stuff is much better. At the end of the night, with no musical accompaniment, he (along with the crowd) sung the chorus from Beloved.Collapse ) That went well, but maybe I'm just a sucker for sing-alongs and really sad songs.

Speaking of crowds, I think the San Francisco goth crowd is lame. Both at this concert and at Wolfsheim, large portions of the crowd just stood there and stared at the performers. Weirdos. It was hard to find a toe tapping or a head bobbing from more than half of the folk there (specially in the back). Wading to the front of the crowd yielded positive results, with a lot more people bouncing around, having a good time, and dancing. None the less, after spending some time bebopping to the phat beats, I found a nice dark corner in the back with lots of space for me to dance around without being crowded by my neighbors.

We finally left when Ronin started some monologue about new CDs, tours, etc etc etc. He can be very long winded, and we didn't quite make it to the end of his spiel (pun intended) before having to leave.

Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: The Crüxshadows - Tears

I wasn't really planning on going to the VNV Nation concert tonight -- well, until now that is. One of the various Carries from my past has emailed me saying she'll be there. In addition, I just got spam mail with the subject "Go out this evening ,. Someone is right here waiting for you." (Of course, if they were right here, why would I have to go out?) Anyway, I'm not one to resist purdy girls asking me out, so I'll be on my way to San Francisco tonight :D.  If you want to go, get a ticket from ticketmaster (yech, I know).  I'll be willing to give rides from the south-bay area. Doors open at 8, and the concert doesn't start 'til 9 -- so even choiceful can make it if she still wants to go (hint...).

Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Seabound - Poisonous Friend

Smell: The underused sense.

I like smell. There was a time when I could identify friends by smell. It took some effort and concentration, but works out pretty well. It's also played an important role in choosing cuddling partners. It can even be used for finding bambi in the forrest (a human can smell deer, elk, etc from several hundred yards with the right wind).

A while back, I remember seeing a snippet of a PBS show (yes, I used to watch PBS when I had a TV) about picking mates via smell. The experiment went something like this:

  • Guy sleeps in new white t-shirt for 2 nights, puts shirt in zip-lock.

  • Girls sniff shirts, and rank them on several factors:

    • Who would make a good long-term family-making partner

    • Who would make a good fling

    • Some other stuff I don't remember.

As I recall, the women rated the testosterone laden hunks as good fling material. Interestingly, the ones who qualified as family making material were a good genetic match for immune resistance and healthy babies.
I couldn't find these exact results on the web, but I did run across this. It's a long article, but well worth a skim and pulling out interesting bits.

Current Mood: sicksick

I have an unbearable desire for going club dancing, SOON. Can't stand it any more. I've even gone to the great lengths of cleaning enough of my floor to dance around on. Rather than annoying my housemates with music until all hours of the night, I need to get out. Anyone up for La Luna Rouge (Goth, Darkwave, EBM) or DieMaschinen (Industrial) (or both?) in SF tonight? I'll offer to drive the southbay contingent.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: VNV Nation - Savior
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