Wednesday, November 30, 2005


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The Vatican yesterday published its long-awaited definition of what sort of homosexuals are acceptable in its priesthood, a definition instantly rejected as homophobic by gay organizations but defended by Roman Catholic officials as reasonable guidelines for priestly chastity. The document -- known formally as an instruction -- states that the church will not ordain "those who are actively homosexual, have deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called gay culture." However, those deemed to have "homosexual tendencies that were only the expression of a transitory problem" would be admitted if they had "clearly overcome" their tendencies three years prior to ordination.
(Read on) Read the entire release from the Vatican here.

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Bash 'em

This is perfectly worded. DragonflyBlade21: A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much. She sees him strictly as a friend. This always starts out with, you're a great guy, but I don't like you in that way. This is roughly the equivalent for the guy of going to a job interview and the company saying, You have a great resume, you have all the qualifications we are looking for, but we're not going to hire you. We will, however, use your resume as the basis for comparison for all other applicants. But, we're going to hire somebody who is far less qualified and is probably an alcoholic. And if he doesn't work out, we'll hire somebody else, but still not you. In fact, we will never hire you. But we will call you from time to time to complain about the person that we hired. Rezzie can sure spot them ;)

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Onion Horoscopes for Us

Him:While it's often true that two heads are better than one, the shattered skull of your adulterous wife will prove no help in coming up with a place to bury the body. Image hosted by border= Her:You'll be forced to learn yet another lesson the hard way this week, but it's college-level differential calculus for engineers, and that's the way everyone learns. OnioHoro

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Ten Memes

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TEN random things you might not know about me. Some of my socks are white. I rarely vaccuum. Bugs/mice/other creatures that have not been welcomed and who do not pay rent that take up residence in my house. My first pet was a cat named ChiChi. I am an only child. Christmas has never been my favorite holiday. I try not to have favorites, although I have gotten softer in my old age. It's easier for me to figure out the things I don't like rather than the things I like. It's hard for me to make quick decisions. I shop best when alone. NINE places I’ve visited Boston, Massachusetts Hot Springs, Arkansas Tulsa, Oklahoma Winter Park, Colorado Bullhead,Arizona The Dells, Wisconsin Levenworth, Kansas Joplin, Missouri Orlando, Florida EIGHT ways to win my heart Tell me that you love my baking AND my cooking. Let me take your picture, and don't pose for it. Buy me dinner. Let me get excited over a Buffy episode. Understand my needs and be sympathetic towards them. Do not expect me to share my food. Know that I appreciate stuff that you make more than you will ever know. I won't understand everything you do or say, but I will try my hardest to sympathize. SEVEN things I want to do before I die Live long and well with my husband. See the Pacific Ocean. Spend the night on a beach. Travel in Europe. Take a cruise. Go on a pilgrimage. Visit my friends who have moved away. SIX things I’m afraid of Being touched in certain places on my body. Telling you which places on my body I am afraid of being touched. Closed-minded people. Murky water. Being treated like a simpleton. People close to me not knowing who I am. FIVE things I don’t like People who don't signal while driving. Ignorance. Being blamed for other people's faults. Rude and malicious people. Bad food. FOUR ways to turn me off Mention another woman's name. Mask your ignorance with arrogance. Tell me my feelings are wrong. Ignore me. THREE Things I do every day Tell Glenn that I love him. Hope that I have sweet dreams. Clean. TWO things that make me happy When I realize that I am truly lost in the moment and have found something wonderful. Glenn being happy. ONE thing on my mind right now When's lunch? And curse Rezzie for making me crave something I can't have now!


That Dancing Penguin Movie

The most adorable movie ever and I know that just from the previews. Happy Feet. Watch the preview.


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

She Gets Too Hungry For Dinner at Eight!

Is that wrong of me? Or, is it wrong that if you ask me if I am hungry at eight, that my answer will be the same if you had asked me at five, or any other hour. I'm such a food whore. Glutton to the core.

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Canada No More?

It's nice to know that we are being kept in the loop. You know, honestly, mainstream journalism tends to dismiss UFO talk and yet, you know that if aliens do land in a public place in a bunch of different cities, they will be scrambling to get the first picture and the first headline. This article comes from our neighbors to the North.
On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something." Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide." ... Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, "The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today."
I like this forward thinking. If this is real. If a fight of this magnitude comes, then wouldn't you need more than a few people fighting it?


Magic Word

Want to smile? Just feel plain giddy? Then say the magical word below. It always works on me.

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To The Little Sims...

To the Little Sims, I need to contrive a new method to abstract the pictures out of my Sims game. I loaded the game six times last night. The first four times I attempted to get the pictures. That's right attempted. The game would start the process of uploading the pictures to the website where I would d/l them from, and each time the game shut down after uploading two houses. YOUR SIMS CHARACTERS ARE WORKING AGAINST ME!!! I think that while the game is off, or while I'm playing a different house, they secretly plan what they could do to jeopardize their lives being published on The Manticore. Little do they realize that I have a plan. That's right little Ikey, everyone will know that you are one of the infamous papparazzi! And who cares that you are currently unemployed little Rezzie?! Don't you want everyone to see your fabulous house? Little VJ...your exploits with your friends will be even more naughty once they get published, don't you know that? Oh yes, revenge will be mine, and it shall be sweet. Tonight! ~Colleen ( To compulsive bloggers: read this. )

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Monday, November 28, 2005

Visionary Dreamer Lollipop

Lucette Veen Lucette Veen The Nabokovian Woman Quiz
You Are a Visionary Soul
You are a curious person, always in a state of awareness.Connected to all things spiritual, you are very connect to your soul.You are wise and bright: able to reason and be reasonable.Occasionally, you get quite depressed and have dark feelings. You have great vision and can be very insightful.In fact, you are often profound in a way that surprises yourself.Visionary souls like you can be the best type of friend.You are intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and a good healer. Souls you are most compatible with: Old Soul and Peacemaker Soul
What Kind of Soul Are You?
Hhahahahahahahahahaah! A good healer....


Things I Find Hard to Admit About Myself...

It's the holidays, and there is no time like the holidays to clean out the closets of sin and procrastination! So to the few brave souls who come here to roll their eyes every so often at my col-ness, here is a list of things that I rarely admit to the public.
  • I like Jennifer Lopez movies.
  • I feel sorry for Jennifer Annistan and any newlywed whose marriage ends up getting crushed.
  • I like finger puppets. Whenever I'm at the mall and want to feel giddy with pure joy, I go over to Melody's Choices and look at all of their finger puppets. I never liked them as a kid but feel drawn to them now.
  • I consider myself a good cook.
  • I can impress relatives with my crafts.
  • But sometimes I tend to leave people in confusion with what I considered to be crafty humor.
  • I am steadily becoming more and more night-blind and it scares me more than that clown from Poltergiest. (Does that picture not terrify you?!)
  • I got the wish bone this year, and it pleased me more than anything because I NEVER GET IT! Maybe it was because instead of pulling it apart w/ our hands, I had us use our teeth. So, my little mouth is mightier than my carnie hands? Sweet.
  • Sometimes I get tired of eating chocolate and need to take a brake. Please don't judge me.
  • I have stinky feet and tend to pick my nose.
  • One of my favorite adjectives to use is 'little'.

Now you know.... Care to share? No? Well then...let me tag some of you (not only is it the singing time of year, but it is also the tagging time of year).

Jubilant Tagging!

Jen, VJ, Rezzie, Sven, Jonny, Gilly, Krystle, Snidget, Mac, Broad, Aspats, Nikloo, Peggy the angel, Darth Emerald, Dr Dung, Ike. My guess as to how many of these people will actually return-post? Three. If you feel so inclined to do it and were not tagged, then I would consider it an honor.

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Mama Mia!

You're Sophia!

"Picture it. Sardinia, 1932. I was on a tour of the great caper factories. I was a cookie kid going through my piccata period -- a wedge of lemon and a smart answer for everything. Anyway, I was slicing an onion when, suddenly, a big basil tree fell. I don't have a story about taking advantage of a dead guy. I have a story about a Moroccan and a monkey. But that falls under the heading of lust." You're Sophia, the wisecracking know-it-all with a past as zesty as your famous marinara and a penchant for dating the famous (Picasso, Julio Iglesias and all three members of the Yalta Conference, to name a few).

Which Golden Girl are you? Find out now!


Sunday, November 27, 2005

Thanksgiving 2005

Holiday Checklist:

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Not Much of a Potter Review to You Too

So, like, Brendan Gleeson was in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. And all I can say is that if you want to have a really spectacular! spectacular! movie, then you need to have Brendan Gleeson in it. He can be all grr or all :) but really, he is just awesome. I felt a little sorry for the other actors, because really if you're in a scene with Brendan Gleeson, well, you're just lucky to be in it, aren't you dear? I am really proud of the producers of the Potter movies for sticking with their goal of having only Irish/English actors for the main roles. *clicks heels* But they did a great job with his make-up, and the dragon looked very real too! ;) Er...move along, nothing else to see here.... (Yes, spoilers below!) Review: I'm a little pissy that they went from Ooh! We're at the Quidditch World Cup to Yay! That was a great game! Now run away from the Death Eaters. And hellooooooo! Where were the house elves? Anyone? Anyone? Not to mention, that I was waiting for Hermione to finally reveal that a certain reporter could really turn herself into a spider. Oye...and where the hell was Malfoy? But, that's just me as a reader. They really did do well enoug to fill in the non-reader fan base. Although, I did expect it to be a bit scarier. And why didn't he mention that Snape wasn't there? They really do need to put more suspicsions in from other people about Snape instead of just the teenagers. Can't wait to see who plays Umbridge in the next one. And OH MY GODS! Were the Weasley twins hilarious or what?! And why didn't they give us what all of us readers wanted? TO HEAR KRUM SAY 'HERMIONE'? And yes, I did cry for Mr. Diggory, almost as soon as I saw him in fact. Although I must say that he reminds me of a certain from the Woost.


Why I Love My Town Post

It's a beautiful cloudy morning here in Fayetteville. I realized I don't post too much about the city itself. I've mentioned certain stores or restaurants, or how they don't decorate for Halloween. But what I haven't posted enough of is just how lovely this place is. Every morning on my way to work I watch parents walk their kids to school, while others walk their dogs. There is a little coffee shop every mile, some of which let you bring your dog in. There are hippies and businessmen, there are farmers and there are ranchers, there are students and there are people that just want their own piece of heaven. Yes, we have the Internet, and polo, and a horse that gets painted to promote awareness about a local club or charity every so often so that everyone leaving Wal-mart will remember. And then there are the games. Most people's tourist season is during the summer, but ours is the fall when the Hogs play. (You might not want to order pizza that day.) There are also tons of antique shops, and some beading shops too. Plenty of cool little clothing stores, and even some good used music and video game places. Dude, we finally got a Krispy Kreme within the state-line. (No more morning runs to Tulsa.) And if you think that we still live too far out to get anything cultural, then what do you say we go see a Broadway musical or a ballet performed by the Joffrey ballet company? Or how about an evening with Willie? Shh...we even have poetry too. Not to mention the Statue of Liberty, but I'm not going to tell you where. You'll just have to come here and find it yourself. ;) It wasn't until I did a scavenger hunt a few years ago w/ my fraternity brothers that I knew about some of this. This is the place where I grew up. I started to come down here at the age of 12 during every summer and spring break. I fell in love with the land first, and then the people. In fact, I didn't meet anyone that was originally from Arkansas until I was about nineteen. Everyone had moved here from some big city or another state, but what took me a while to realize was that everyone stayed for the same reason. They fell in love. This was the place where I learned to say "No, sir" and "Yes, ma'am". I tried it a few times back in the city, but I kept getting weird looks from people, as though I were a freak for being polite. Down here it's appreciated, you're respected, and the people will always ask you about your mother. When I was little, about the age of six, I was very good at figuring out a person's nationality just by looking at them. I was over at my grandmother's house one night during her regular poker game. I sat there, played with my toys, walked in and out of the room, but within the first five minutes I already knew who was what. When the adults finally took notice of me I decided to lay it on them. One of the ladies dared me that there was no way I could know what her nationality was, when I said "You're Polish," she just sat there and stared at me all wide-eyed for the next two minutes. Now, I live in a place where the people's ancestry is as muddy as the Mississippi, as windy as the Missouri. There's the regular mixtured of Western European, but then you'll start to hear about their tribal roots and the great nations their great-grandmother's came from and the old homestead their family still owns. I can look at my husband now and say that I have married an American. Everyone that I've met has taken great pride in being a distant relative of the James brothers too, but don't ask how they are related unless you plan on staying for dinner. ;) Arkansas is America's best kept secret, just like the diamonds hidden in its land. We feed the country and the world with our rice and chicken. Some say that the Walton's are taking it over. But Wal-mart used to be just another little store, as well as a few other businesses around Fayetteville, like Tyson and JB Hunt. When I used to live in the city, I felt like just another number. Some mindless drone in the rat race. When I moved here, I actually felt my heart rate slow down, I didn't worry so much about beating everyone else but doing what was best for me. This is a place where you don't feel swamped or beaten down by everyone else's goals and dreams; this is where they help you to achieve them. Fayetteville is my home and I'm glad that I found it. I don't think I could ever live in the city again, visit it maybe, but never live there. I have everything I'll ever need right here.

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Friday, November 25, 2005

Free Sex!

Below is a recipe from my mother-in-law. The original name is Sex in a Pan. The name Preacher Pie came about because at one point it was brought to a church gathering. This is my gift to you. Everyone should have great sex.

Sex in a Pan / Preacher Pie

1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup flour
1 stick butter or margarine (melted)
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 - 8 oz. tubs of cool whip
1 small box of instant chocolate pudding
1 small box of instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 hershey's chocolate candy bar (or other candy/powder for topping)

Blend pecans, walnuts, flour, butter. Press in 9x13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in 1 tub of cool whip. Pour over crust. Mix chocolate pudding with 1.5 cups of milk. Pour on top of mixture. Mix vanilla pudding with 1.5 cups of milk. Pour on top of chocolate pudding. Chill. Pat last tub of cool whip on top of vanilla pudding. Grate chocolate candy bar and sprinkle on top.

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The Day Mr. Miyagi Died

Pat Morita, who portrayed Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movies, died. He was a funny man.


Thursday, November 24, 2005

As Promised

Here is the picture of the hat that I worked on yesterday. It's hot off of the crochet needle!

And, I am not drunk.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Can't Help It....

It's a slow day, so I decided that I needed to splurge on humor and read the archives of I was not disappointed. This little gem was just what I was looking for.
Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!

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From my horoscope

Friedrich Nietzsche: "Those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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Token Post Regarding Religion

This is just cool. No other word to describe it. Reminds me of John Stewart's Democracy book and his Third Party Cemetary Picture.


And Nothing Says Love More Than...

You Are Pumpkin Pie
Even when people are full - they make room for you. Good or bad, your smell is most likely to arouse a man.


This Is What You Give Me to Work With?

I have this song stuck in my head. Oh well, that's what I get for sending out Chinese New Year cards in November. If you are willing, come find me, but don't forget the eggnog! I went to Wal-mart last night and brought a whole crap load of food, now all I think about is why the hell didn't I grab some eggnog? I worked on Sims a little bit last night. Now all I want to do is make an entire neighborhood of adobe style houses. That would be awesome! They are so much fun to make. Maybe I'll start working on some of the spare lots. That, or just give every house a theme from now on. Do you think any architects out there have used their work on Sims to display to a client? Just wondering....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Crochet Hats

If any of you are like me and have issues crocheting anything more than hats, then here is the perfect website for you to learn how to crochet hats. It has easy to read written instructions, as well as step by step pictures with multi-colored yarn. I'm going to try and work on making my first hat this weekend from this website and will post a picture to show you the results.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

Weekend Adventures

This weekend we beat the hell out of the bad guy, and only froze on Friday night. But the best part of all: we had hot chocolate.


Friday, November 18, 2005

Be realistic: Demand the impossible.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

What a Horo!

Git yer horoscope here. Mine could very well be true. I guess we will see what happens this weekend. Pisces The moon is in space this month which can only mean one thing for you. Eating! Gorge yourself on all things fatty and unhealthy, especially cake, cheese and people. Thanks to the cosmic alignment of the Starship Nubulus you will not only LOSE weight but become 9 feet taller. Little by little your friends will show themselves as they truly are. Avoid anyone connected with the name Alan. They will only bring about your death. Your number for this month is 42. Capricorn Beware white dog poo. As you prepare for Christmas you will meet an old friend who will present you with an offer. Do not accept it - they are poorer than you and don't deserve friends. You will have more luck surrounding yourself with the firstborn of parents who are both Pisces. Especially if the parents are twins. Avoid anyone with more or less than two legs, eat food straight from the source and keep away from flammable children and patent leather boots. The names Gary Barlow and Tintin will hold no significance for you this month. The number 2 and the word poo will be important however.


Tonight at the Bronze

I have definitely switched music phases. Have you ever done that? One day you want to hear nothing but Marilyn Manson's "Beautiful People" and the next you crave Carole King's Tapestry? Maybe I'm just getting old. But, when your musical phases change it's good to know that you can count on someone to instantaneously shoot you a list of new groups to listen to. Don't you wish you had a Jonny? His current suggestions were: Beth Orton, Patti Smith, Bjork, Beth Gibbons, Diamana Galass, and Tori Amos. So far I really like the Beth Orton stuff, although I haven't found Diamana Galass stuff yet. Maybe I've switched music tastes because the radio stations down here tend to play country, mullet rock, or hip hop. Seriously. I keep looking around to see what kind of bands are playing, and most are just guy band. I always look for what can not be found.

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I'm Just a Kid and Even I Know that's Wrong.

It's freezing outside! The kind of cold that makes you think you've walked into a gallon of ice cream!

So what possessed me to not bring my comfy sweater in to work today?! Oye! While reading Profgrrrl this morning, I saw her link to It's hilarious! I checked out a couple, and students seemed to rate more than just the classes. I was tempted to comment on a friend of mine ;)

For those of you that cannot live without some Vanilla Coke, stock up while you can because as of January 2006, they are not going to sell it...well, at least not for a few years. They are going to start marketing their Black Cherry Vanilla Coke line. I haven't really drank Coke in years the way that I used to (read as: when I was still in grammar school I would come home and drink at least six cans a night). But this...just sounds good. Guess I just can't pass up a cherry.

Excuses time. I meant to play the Sims last night, but something happened when I got home that made me go weak in the knees. Quite irresistable actually. As soon as I walked in, before I had a chance to take off my coat and put my keys down, my husband came into the room and said the magic words:

I'm logging off soon. Let's have us time tonight.

How could I resist?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Not Snuffleupagus?

Bert You scored 83% Organization, 56% abstract, and 47% extroverted!
This test measured 3 variables.

First, this test measured how organized you are. Some muppets like Cookie Monster make big messes, while others like Bert are quite anal about things being clean.

Second, this test measured if you prefer a concrete or an abstract viewpoint. For the purposes of this test, concrete people are considered to gravitate more to mathematical and logical approaches, whereas abstract people are more the dreamers and artistic type.

Third, this test measured if you are more of an introvert or an extrovert. By definition, an introvert concentrates more on herself and an extrovert focuses more on others. In this test an introvert was somebody that either tends to spend more time alone or thinks more about herself.

You are very organized, both concrete and abstract, and both introverted and extroverted.

Here is why are you Bert.

You are both very organized. You almost always know where your belongings are and you prefer things neat. You may even enjoy cleaning and find it therapeutic. Bert is a big neat freak and gets quite annoyed when Ernie makes a big mess. You both are sometimes concrete and sometimes abstract thinkers. Bert is probably a bit more concrete in his bottlecap collecting addiction and his love of the weather. He does show his abstract side when he sings and performs his "Doin' The Pidgeon" song. You have a good balance in your life. You know when to be logical at times, but you also aren't afraid to explore your dreams and desires... within limits of course. You are both somewhat introverted. Bert is probably more introverted, because he spends most of his time either with Ernie or alone. Still he has no problem being around other people in his role as chairman of "The National Association of 'W' Lovers." Like Bert, you probably like to have some time to yourself, but you do appreciate spending time with your friends, and you aren't scared of social situations.

The other possible characters are Oscar the Grouch Big Bird Snuffleupagus Ernie Elmo Kermit the Frog Grover Cookie Monster Guy Smiley The Count

If you enjoyed this test, I would love the feedback! Also if you want to tell me your favorite Sesame Street character, I can total them up and post them here. Perhaps your choice will win!


Why Would She Do That?

I'm making myself a nice cup of tea, working timidly on my NaNo novel (the gnomes are having a lazy spring day), the pixie stabbing my eye with a two inch needle has finally gone home to watch Oprah, and the temperature is steadily going down outside. Last night my Sims game revolted against me. Every time I saved the game it would shut down, unlike the previous day where it would just shut down. I guess it just wanted the night off. Therefore no pictures to post of virtual debauchery yet. Ikey and Gilly are still single, the new house is looking good ;) and I think Rezzie is about to get a job in music like Jonny. I'm striving for ideas for Christmas still. Today I forgot my gloves so typing is a bit strenuous, and my hair is complacent. Current daydream: pillow fight in a French hotel while waiting for breakfast to be served at the Eiffel Tower. Latest Discovery: that turtles love to paint.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Squeak Squeak, Squeak Squeakins

This makes me slip into a fit of giggles:
The researchers studied the sounds and then played them back to 60 wild squirrels, which the scientists approached individually with a video recorder to capture their responses. Some squirrels lifted their heads up and become alert. Creatures that were more frightened simply ran for their lives and dived into burrows.
Just thinking about researchers running up to squirrels is humorous. It reminds me of the animated Sword in the Stone when the one squirrel falls in love with Merlin and he has to tell her that he's an old man.

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What we lack in forethought and planning, we make up for in extreme violence.

The Word of the Day on Google is kobold. Forget the definition. Just know that they are little and scary and they can carry a big stick.

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Today is World Nap Day

I didn't know this either. But it's the only reason why everyone is so smoopy today. I'm tired, you're tired, we all deserve a nap. So lets all just turn down the lights, grab our blankies and pillows and lay down *yawns*


Tantalize: To excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.

To the divine Miss S., How dare you! I want his NAME! I want the DETAILS!!!! Please!!! I'm so excited for you and want to be even more excited, but I cannot do that without the DETAILS WOMAN! Don't make me assume! Don't make me play out my own fantasy about what is happening in my Sims game (well, I'm going to do that anyway) but you would make things so much easier if I can just have a name! And details! Where did you meet? When? Does he have pretty eyes like I know you like? How old is he? I. need. to. know. From your intrigued & neurotic friend, Colleen

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You know how it was Halloween right? And that the pumpkin candy corn is my favorite? Well...I did buy a bag you see,'s still closed. Haven't even opened it. Don't tell me I've outgrown my candy corn! I know that I must be savoring it. For that one day when I'll need it most and only the pumpkin candy corn can come to my rescue. Much like how I flew to my husband's rescue Friday when he locked his keys in the car.

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Ever think about what you'll see if your life flashes before your eyes? I know I'm going to think about the stuff I regret. One of which will be regretting that I don't walk or exercise more. I have daydreamed once or twice about (don't laugh now, I'm being serious) becoming a marathon runner. Just me and the road. Depending on nothing but my body. Dude, I would even have muscles! The running meditation. Perpetually going. You can outlast everyone. Just something about the idea of running a marathon has looked good to me. For once in my life, I am at a point where I can ignore what others will think of me (physically - mentally, well, that's beyond help now). There is one obvious block in this little dream of mine: my addiction to sugar. Honestly! The thought of food, of eating it, baking it, going to the store to buy it, or out with friends at a restaurant! I'd be a mile into the marathon and the first Italian bistro I see will look better than any finishing line. I think competitve running is out of the picture, I just want to start running for my own enjoyment. I just have to do it in a gym, and try to stay on the machine for more than five minutes. Wish me luck!

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Let the Cravings Begin!

I want to try a different pizza place. I'm feeling unsatisfied with delivery and want the actual atmosphere of a pizzeria. Do you understand? I have one in mind too, they regularly have bands play there. Then, we might even have a decent Greek & Armenian restaurant, but I won't know until I have eaten there. Which may not be until next year ;)


What Quota?

Oh dear. This is never a good sign. Maybe this prediction is two months late? Surely this was meant for September...but that would have been regarding my friends, not my work. Oh well! I'll just swim along with it!
You'll need every single little scrap of patience you can muster to get through the next three weeks. Mercury is about to turn retrograde for the third time this year, a time that's classically marked by frustrating experiences, especially when it comes to communication and travel. In your case, it could make getting in touch with your higher-ups a bit more difficult, so start early and leave lots of information, like where you'll be and at what time.
In other news, my computer 'broke' this weekend. I have yet to find my pictures or documents that I had saved on it, but my sims games were still there. Some interesting things happened with the Sims this weekend to. Did you know that Svenny got married and they already have their first child. I think his wife is hoping for two.... Oh, and Ikey gained a new roommate, but I don't think he's going to be living in that house long. *mischieviously rubs hands together* You're just aching for it, aren't you? T.U.F.F. ;) My hand took on the shape of the mouse by the time I went to bed Sunday night, but then, I also started to make Buffy characters. Yes, yes it's horrible. I still have yet to do the vamp house with Angellus, Dru and Harm. Spike has his little shindig all set-up; Xander is in the military and Anya has yet to find a job. Tara and Willow...well...they are having relationship issues. It's Band Candy all over again in the Summer's household. And why do I feel like I didn't get any sleep, or like I drank an entire pot of coffee this morning? I woke up early, stopped by the grocery store before I went in to work too. Even had time to read before having to head in. Odd, no? Other than that, I had a fabulous weekend. Glenn and I even went to wal-mart TOGETHER! I don't know why I love that idea of us shopping together so much but I do. This weekend was spent gloriously bumming around, playing computer games, watching bits and pieces of The Wizard of Oz, Friends, and Smallville. Why is it that I wish Joey and Rachel ended up together? Oye.... I didn't read at all, but I did BEAD! It feels like forever, but I have started a project and I am very close to completing it! Go me! Currently Listening to: "Feelin Love" by Paula Cole.

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Friday, November 11, 2005

A doodle. I do doodle. You too. You do doodle, too.

On this fine Friday afternoon I... ...thought it might be a good time to catch up on Ike's videos. ...wonder how crazy it is that a person I never thought I could count on came through for all of us. ...think about tonight's adventures in food. ...hope my sore throat will go away by Saturday. glad for the friends I do have and will try to stop lamenting about the ones I miss. ...will not do the same thing all weekend unless it is fun. ...want to get out of the house at least twice this weekend, without having to spend money, and do something that benefits my well-being. ...will fathom about making a Gingerbread house. ...make one of these for home.

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i started to swear after i hung up ( a relief thing ) and there was a lady in the hall. i apologized. turns out she is from glasgow, and they swear a lot there.

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They've got this onion thing...

*daydreams* So, what if there is a planet out there full of these aliens, and they build a huge satellite and the first signal that they get is Buffy? And after awhile the entire planet tunes in to watch, after which they start to base their society on Buffy. 'Cuz, obviously they get this signal from the Universe, right? It soon becomes nothing but a planet full of Buffy-talk and requests for blooming onions at the local dance club. All of which are named the Bronze, but down every alley, you can find a really sweet little French restaurant - even though they don't really understand what French is. I'm not going to tell you about their fast food places.... There is a 'Joyce Day' when everyone mourns for their loss. Rats also become the pet of choice, as does spontaneously bursting out in song. Popular names for children are Jenny or Joan. And then, without any reason, another signal appears right after watching nothing but Buffy for about two years. Expanding their world, making them wonder, are the gods fighting? Is Angel trying to tell us something? Very soon you have different schools of thought, those of Angel and Spike. The aliens also learn about lawyers and karaoke. To arrive at specific floors in high-rises, codes must be entered by pressing the elevator buttons in a specific order, if you don't then you will arrive in the land of the puppets. It is a confusing world, yet one of many good nights, mostly spent in graveyards. Dressing up as your favorite demon is a daily thing. There is a high supply of stakes, and yet no one to use them on. Any meteors found are instantly pounced upon, and local hospitals are locked down tight. It a silly mixed-up world filled with well-intentioned beings, and a place that some fans wish existed.

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It's like a whole big sucking thing.

I don't consider this to be my new toy, but a sacred text. Er...e-text. Whatever, you get it. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Wiki-quote! Basically it looks like someone just put together all of the scripts from the seven seasons. But, it makes it easier for me to find my post titles that way. Oh, like you haven't noticed. I'm still the only Buffy fan here, aren't I? Oh well, another private little chuckle, and there is nothing wrong with that. I'm a little disappointed in the Wiki page for Joss Whedon. Just some random quotes so far. If you want more Joss, and you know you do, then go here. My favorite quote from this site so far:
Huh... what is a weblog? That's the million Euro question! A weblog (or 'blog') is a regularly updated site, with links to and commentary on information found on the web, posted in reverse chronological order (so that the latest post is always at the top of the page). Forget that. WHEDONesque is where you catch up on all things Joss and discuss your favourite shows until the hellmouth freezes over.
And then there was this. Are you shrieking yet? Did you even see this part of the article?
...there was a bit where they said they'd watched Buffy and modelled storytelling techniques on it.


Did Everyone Have Their Crazy Flakes Today?

Someone had his share of Crazy Flakes today.
"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club."
Then again, maybe it was just another day for him. I always wonder if people like him have real friends. You know? Because eventually everyone you know and love will do something that is against what you believe or feel is right. It's human nature. Maybe I'm just trying to humanize Pat Robertson. I need more tea.

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Maybe Just the Little Ones...

LiveJournal Haiku!
Your name:minoa27
Your haiku:buildings around town that i started i think i might even have them
Created by Grahame


Thursday, November 10, 2005

More Crazy Troll Logic

Tee hee...I'm having way too much fun with this design. They tried to escape. That's right, when I get the gumption, hopefully the manticores will be back and up for adoption.

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Favor on the side of the Defendent, God

This article. I was wondering if someone would ever do this. Too bad this didn't work during the Dark Ages.

A Romanian prisoner is suing God for failing to save him from the Devil. The inmate, named as Pavel M in media reports, accused God of "cheating, abuse and traffic of influence".

His complaint reads: "I, the undersigned Pavel M, currently jailed at Timisoara Penitentiary serving a 20 years sentence for murder, request legal action against God, resident in Heaven, and represented here by the Romanian Orthodox Church, for committing the following crimes: cheating, concealment, abuse against people's interest, taking bribe and traffic of influence." The inmate argued that his baptism was a contract between him and God who was supposed to keep the Devil away and keep him out of trouble. He added: "God even claimed and received from me various goods and prayers in exchange for forgiveness and the promise that I would be rid of problems and have a better life. "But on the contrary I was left in Devil's hands." The complaint was sent to the Timisoara Court of Justice and forwarded to the prosecutor's office. But prosecutors said it would probably be dropped and they were unable to subpoena God to court.

All I Want for Christmas

My Halloween woes have been replaced with the commercial needs of Christmas. I know that the inevitable questions would come about what we wanted for Christmas. Nothing ever seems to satisfy, right? Just give me food! Maybe another pot-luck is in order? Don't ask me yet. I just want to ignore the world. Halloween wasn't fulfilling enough (is it ever?) don't give me Christmas, my heart isn't ready. I didn't think my spirit would kick in until it got super-cold, or until I found a cute e-card I liked. But, no, it came in the form of Wil Wheaton. While looking at his exiled-blog, he mentioned something that made my heart grow three sizes too big, and made my feet do the Snoopy Dance. People, this is it. When you see, you will want it. It's the Charlie Brown Pathetic Christmas Tree. From the Charlie Brown Christmas Movie.
Product Description Good Grief. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown's classic pathetic Christmas tree. Leave it bare or dress it up all fancy. The tree is an exact replica of the tree from the famous cartoon, made of wire branches and plastic needles with a criss cross wooden base. The bendable branches allow you to make it look just how you want, super pathetic or just kind of pathetic. The tree comes with one red Christmas ball ornament. Plus the bendable branches make it possible to fold the tree entirely flat for easy storage during the non-yuletide times of the year.* Wire / plastic / wood base* Base: 91/2"l, 27/8"w; Tree: 21"h; glass ball: 3"w* Take care with rough wood base, as it tends to splinter* Imported


First, I need to give a HUGE-GIGANTOID-UBER THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH to Sven! Read him. Love him. Learn from him. Use and abuse him on the Sims. Er...he's from England! And has a cool accent! He's a friend of Jonny! He's also in a battle to control the world versus Rezzie. Image hosted by I hope that this format is easier to read for this blog. The colors will change (of course) with the seasons or my mood (next color sceme expected in 2.6 minutes). But, I did it! The blog has been trasformed and I think all of you should TRY IT!!! Don't fear the Blogger....
*dings cowbell repeatedly until y'all change your blogs*

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

New Layout

I know, I know. Please bear with me.

Not a Comic

I don't know why, but I feel disappointed in the news that manga will be in newspapers soon. They claim that it will get more of their papers in circulation and get younger readers. I think that if they want their circulation to grow, then they need to add quality to their work, not comics. The comics themselves are of a higher quality than many articles, and have been for years. Why is it that if want a different side of the story (neither of which ever seem to be confirmed as the truth) and yet you can read the same comic in different publications? Yes, I am writing this through pure speculation and opinion. So I guess you can call me a reporter.

Awwww... The Universe is Awesome

Wouldn't you love it, Colleen, if there were only 3 reasons that anything ever happened in time and space:
Because I love you...Because you love them... orBecause they love you?
Yeah, that was a trick question. There are only 3 reasons that anything ever happens.
I love you,
The Universe

My Brothers are Hot!

I am so proud. My brothers are putting on a conference and it will be somewhat con-like. The theme is Super Service Brothers! will have a Super Mario Brothers theme to it. Just check out this website. It is HOT! I doubt anyone that reads this site is also a member of Alpha Phi Omega, but if you are and want to visit someone else's Tri-Sectional Conference (tri-sects anyone?) then this will definitely be the place to be. Dude, the conference staff will even be dressing up in costume!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

SIMplify My Life: David & VJ

David was lonely until his roomie Ikey invited over a friend of his named VJ. David and VJ hit it off right away, they both loved outdoors and sports, so they had plenty to talk about. David worked up the nerve to invite her out on a date.
They had loads of fun. The next time she came over, David gave her a gnome that he had been working on. She loved it!
The next time they went out, they got some sushi.
Then they danced and hugged to the soothing sounds of a lone saxophone player.

The next time they went out...well, that's another story.

Now for David's adventures...

SIMplify My Life: Meet the Bleeples

There are new neighbors in town. Everyone is excited to meet them! They live in a cute little castle.
Dude, even Drew Carey showed up for their first party!
Meet Ikey and David. They like to hang out and watch tv together. Ikey is a reporter and David is a musician.
Ikey considers himself to be a real Cassanova. So far, he has a flirtation going on with Gilly.
But has yet to get her to join him in his hot tub of love.

SIMplify My Life: Gilly

Gilly loves to be energized! She hangs out by the espresso machine or works out most of the day.
That is, when she isn't playing with Farley. Rezzie has issues sleeping while they romp around the room. With all of his "accidents" Gilly tries to keep him as clean as possible.
He definitely keeps the house well guarded by continuously barking at anyone that knocks on the door.

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SIMplify My Life: Jonny & Rezzie

Jonny and Rezzie, where to begin... They jam together, they talk about shoes together. It's been nothing but kisses and back rubs. They are making plans now to go to the beach.

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SIMplify My Life: Svenny

This one is about Svenny. Svenny had some problems... First there was that incident in the kitchen. The roommates agreed that it was time to get some buffet tables while they all learned how to cook. Then, Svenny thought that he and Rezzie might be more than just friends. But her topics during conversation weren't that interesting to him. Svenny did find himself a job in politics; however, his potion making got out of hand and a cop came by to tell him that his potions could be smelled by the nearby school.

As for Jonny, well... he had a disagreement with Farley.

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