Monday, January 26, 2004

something else to waste your time on...

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I took this brain test thingy. It's kind of neat, I guess. I hope it's broken like the inferno test thingy, because apparently it's telling me I'm missing 1% of my brain.* Here's my results:

Your Brain Usage Profile
Auditory : 33%
Visual : 66%
Left : 64%
Right : 35%*

*(Editor's note: Um, ok...let's see here. 64% + 35% = 99% Wha?!?)

Christopher, you are somewhat left-hemisphere dominant and show a preference for visual learning, although not extreme in either characteristic. You probably tend to do most things in moderation, but not always.

Your left-hemisphere dominance implies that your learning style is organized and structured, detail oriented and logical. Your visual preference, though, has you seeking stimulation and multiple data. Such an outlook can overwhelm structure and logic and create an almost continuous state of uncertainty and agitation. You may well suffer a feeling of continually trying to "catch up" with yourself.

Your tendency to be organized and logical and attend to details is reasonably well-established which should afford you success regardless of your chosen field of endeavor. You can "size up" situations and take in information rapidly. However, you must then subject that data to being classified and organized which causes you to "lose touch" with the immediacy of the problem.
Your logical and methodical nature hamper you in this regard though in the long run it may work to your advantage since you "learn from experience" and can go through the process more rapidly on subsequent occasions.

You remain predominantly functional in your orientation and practical. Abstraction and theory are secondary to application. In keeping with this, you focus on details until they manifest themselves in a unique pattern and only then work with the "larger whole."

With regards to your career choices, you have a mentality that would be good as a scientist, coach, athlete, design consultant, or an engineering technician. You can "see where you want to go" and even be able to "tell yourself," but find that you are "fighting yourself" at the darndest times.

Uh, yea. What he said.

Take the test and see what percentage of your brain is missing. http://mindmedia.com/brainworks/profiler

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i did not see this one coming...

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I needed to make yellow snow so bad!

30 minute commute + sudden 15 degree drop in temperature + snow-packed interstate = 1 hour and 30 minute commute and some nice photos.

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Saturday, January 24, 2004

mr. weekend, the rare appearances album...

Today is Saturday and what am I doing? Sitting at home in front of my computer again. Sometimes it makes me feel like I don't take advantage of my one day weekend, but this is what I enjoy. I think there is a hint of guilt that will always be in the back of my head when I'm not doing anything productive. This is caused by years of architecture school. There's a voice saying "if you aren't doing something right now, you should find something to do. If you are doing something, then find something else to do at the same time. If you're already doing two things at once, then you need to be thinking about the next two things you are going to do when you finish the first two."

This was semi-productive. I put some new photos on my website. These are all from my new camera. Most of the pictures I've taken lately are from the inside of my truck, since I get bored when I'm stuck in traffic. I don't know what my deal is. I just think streets and highways are interesting.

I think I'm going to get down to some serious bowling tonight. Last Sunday was the belated Pier One Christmas party and we bowled a few games. I started doing pretty good at the end, so I think I need to keep practicing more frequently. The great thing about bowling is that I realize it isn't worth anything except for pure entertainment. There's not much of an exercise value to it, its not going to take me places in life, and its certainly not going to bring me fame and fortune. Its just going to give me an excuse to hang out in a dirty place with friends and be ok with sucking at a sport. And it is definitely ok to suck at bowling. Because I mean come on...if someone you know is really good at bowling, are they ever really good at anything else? No. Probably not.

Posey's throwin' rocks tonight!  Mark it eight, dude.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004

hooray for digi-cam...

First off, let me say this. It has been a little while since my last post. It has been a really long while since my last interesting post. I'm sorry. I don't have any excuses really, except that Natalie is back from Kuwait and I've been spending most of my free time with her. It was short lived though. She's back in school and slaving away at the drawing board. That said...

I've also been having some fun lately with my new digital camera, Sony DSC-P10 (thank you, Natalwee). It is really nice! Runs like a dream. I picked up a larger memory stick for it and an extra battery, so I've been going nuts with the picture taking. Its funny how you start to care less and less about what your subject is when you can just simply erase a photo (or store it on your hard drive). Its like, "hey look at that gum wrapper on the ground." Click.

Once I get a few not-so-crappy photos, I'll start posting some on my website. Until then, you'll just have to be somewhat satisfied (or dissatisfied) with reading this blog.

Monday, January 12, 2004

yikes, i think something's wrong with this test...

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The Dante's Inferno Test has banished me to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how I matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)High
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very High
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
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slug sex, no really...

let me introduce you to someone...

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republican (ri-'p&-bli-k&n) noun

1 : one that favors or supports a republican form of government.

2 : capitalized a : a member of a political party advocating republicanism b : a member of the Democratic-Republican party or of the Republican party of the U.S.

3 : An individual who believes that the white male Christian God should be the only object of worship on the planet, that power and wealth should remain in the hands of 1% of the world's population while the remaining 99% starve, that health care should be privatized so the poor can't afford basic medication, that a rape victim living on welfare should be forced to care for a baby she didn't even ask for, and that America is the only real country on Earth while all those other countries they read about are just fakes invented by communists...oh wait, it's terrorists now, isn't it?

4 : Puppets for the rich.

5 : One of the US's wealthiest 1% who supports the destruction of the environment, WWIII, using the UN as a puppet, and as much pointless excess as they can manage to create.

6 : A person who rallies around total idiots because he/she is one, too.

7 : A narcissistic American citizen who hates the poor and the less fortunate for the discomfort he feels when he witnesses their misery. He relieves his anxiety by lashing out at them in a primal fashion and bonds only with others whom he deems worthy and who uplift their sorry self-images by further degrading the disadvantaged. Republicans are most often ignorant and poorly informed because they lack the humility necessary for true learning.

8 : People who use "terrorism" as a scare tactic for pushing their agenda.

[I am a Republican. I think Christianity should be instated as the official religion, and I think that if we drop bombs on people they'll welcome us as heroes.]

[We can all hope that the standard of education in America improves to the point where a Republican can no longer be voted into office.]

[Thanks to Republicans little Johnny, your mother and father are being sent off to fight a non-threatening war so that our President can have more money, while we can't afford to buy new shoes for you.]
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(If you are a republican and accidentally came across this website and you can read, this is for you: Yes, this is adapted from www.m-w.com and www.urbandictionary.com....two websites that put information in front of me which I felt I had the privilege to take and use on my own website because I think that everyone owes me something and things like this should just be given to anyone who wants it because I'm a big fat communist. There. That should save you the trouble of leaving a comment.)

Sunday, January 11, 2004

good grief...

My landlord really wants to sell our house. I mean he REALLY wants to sell our house badly! I think he's having some money problems. He had an offer from someone who wanted to buy it and move in by the end of March. The problem is that we have a lease until October and we don't want to move again. My landlord made us an offer that, in a way, sounds extremely nice. He offered us our full deposit back no questions asked, $1000 cash, he would us his truck and trailer and personally help us move, and he had a townhouse for us to move in to that is one and a half times the size of the place we have now with a two car carport, all for the same price as where we live now. We had to make a decision by 7:00 tonight. We said no. The reasons: We just moved, we're sick of moving, we don't have time to move again, we don't want a townhouse/duplex/apartment/whatever with shared walls, I just started a new job and am adjusting from school life to the work force and I don't need the extra stress, Eric is still looking to start a new job pretty soon and doesn't need the stress of moving, we can't find any other place like this one in this area that is close to the same price before March, and we should have never been confronted with this situation in the first place. I think we made the right decision, how about you? Now, if the feeling of no longer being wanted in your own home would end, then I would be happy. I'm sure this won't be the last offer we get from him. He's still going to keep trying to sell the place. I wish I could help him out, but I have to look out for number one right now, and that's myself.

Saturday, January 10, 2004

Some words better left unuttered...

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/154440_thomas30.html
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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

extra, extra, chris has nothing better to write about...

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BBC News:
Women argue over 'lost' jackpot

Two women in Ohio are in hot dispute over a $162m lottery win - after one said she had lost the jackpot ticket.

Elecia Battle appealed for help after saying she had dropped the winning receipt in a snow-covered car park. But it was Rebecca Jemison who turned up at the Ohio lottery offices holding the stub and saying the money was hers. Lottery officials said they believed Ms Jemison was the rightful holder, but Ms Battle's lawyer has indicated she may still try to claim the prize. MORE...

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FOX News:
Arkansas Executes Mentally Ill Inmate

VARNER, Ark. — A mentally ill man whose lawyers had argued the state couldn't legally execute him was put to death Tuesday night for the 1979 murder of a grocer who befriended him.

Charles Singleton, 44, was pronounced dead after receiving an injection of drugs in what was scheduled to be a back-to-back, double execution until a federal judge ruled that a second Arkansas inmate could appeal.
"I was going to speak but I wrote it down," Singleton said when asked for his last words. "I'll leave it up to the warden."
Prison officials later provided a copy of Singleton's rambling statement.
"The blind think I'm playing a game. They deny me, refusing me existence. But everybody takes the place of another. You have taught me what you want done -- and I will not let you down. God bless you," it read in part.
The second inmate, Karl Roberts, who was convicted of the rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece in 1999, entered an appeal in the final hours, and a federal judge stayed his execution.
The Arkansas attorney general's immediate appeals of the stay to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and then to the U.S. Supreme Court were denied. MORE...

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Really, I just like to watch the numbers change.




"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953

Something to think about.

Monday, January 05, 2004

oh boy...

By this point I no longer have any readers, so this is me talking to myself. That's ok, though. I'm my biggest fan.

I can't understand why some people can't just be friendly. Just fake it, for Pete's sake! My landlord is apparently trying to sell the house I live in, and tonight he brought over someone to look at it. A couple of maroon-haired old Eastern European ladies barged into my house and huffed and puffed at me ever time they got the chance. Like its ME trying to rip them off (when the truth is its my landlord, but this isn't my problem), they made scowling faces at me when I would say something. It was like they didn't want me to talk at all, just stay out of their way. Believe me, I wouldn't have come near these two old hags if it weren't for my landlord asking me too many questions. I hope they don't buy it, because that would mean I would have to start paying them rent. I don't want to ever see those two again. Yikes! Oh, and they smelled funny too.

On to another topic. I changed the title sequence and menu on my webpage once again. It is a little more streamlined and includes new bells, whistles and ultrasounds (literally). Turn up your volume quick before you load the page or you'll miss the sounds. I keep saying I'm going to change my entire page to flash, but I'm having some trouble getting it to a condition that is easily updated. I have to figure out exactly how to make the flash pages read seperate text files and reference them in automatically. Hmmm...

My girlfriend, Natalie, has been in Kuwait for a couple of weeks now visiting her family. She'll be back in about a week and a half (skipping schoooooooool...ummm, I'm tellin). That's about a week and a half too far away, but I can't complain if she even makes it back this month. The U.S. has been cancelling incoming flights with Arab passengers left and right, so she'll be lucky to keep her same flight home. Its all up in the air right now I supposed (a-thank you). My co-slackass blogger, SuperLori, has a boyfriend that lives in Scotland...like, he lives there so he's there all the time and she never sees him (except he's here in the states visiting her right now). Lori, how do you do it?

Something else I can complain about right now while I'm at it...the freakish weather we've been having this winter is driving me mad. This weekend it was in the 70's. Now its supposed to be in the single digits tonight. What is going on? It probably has something to do with the government confiscating everyone's Farmer's Almanacs. Did you hear about this? Of course you didn't. The mainstream media won't bother with a little story like this. They'd rather harass Britney Spears and one of her friends for getting drunk in Vegas and marrying each other as a joke. Who cares? Leave them alone.

Ok, enough talking to myself for one night.