Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Question is: Would Peel Have Played it?

I crave this cd just for the title.

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Pesky Made Me Do It

Assignment from your English teacher: If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don’t speak often or don’t really know each other) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you’re finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON’T ACTUALLY remember about you!
(I copied off of her.)

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Glenn has a sore throat. :(

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Monday, January 30, 2006

To Provoke Others or Not to Provoke

I have been lucky enough to get to know a few people from the blogging world, and consider them my friends. I got to know them mostly through their blogs. I learned about some of their past, their present issues, and tastes in things like music and books that we share. I find them to be highly intriguing and intelligent people. Even those that I do not know personally, but whose blogs I read, I am astounded at some of the personal things that they share with all of us weirdos out there in Netland. Deciding how much to share is a great burden when it comes to blogging. Typically, my mantra has become "When in doubt, post a meme." Sometimes I wish that people I meet in real life would wear meme t-shirts so I can get a bried overview of them to help me decide whether or not I want to 'read more'. I guess some people can relate with their addiction to TiVo (I can't wait 'til I have one! Go Team Venture!). But that makes me wonder, how much have I been neglecting because it is not accessible to me through my computer monitor? Is it not more exciting to find out from the person themself instead of trying to literally read them? I wonder about how much I reveal here. Do I seem like the same person to those that know me in real life? or do I open up less? The computer and leaving things in public, somehow always feels safer than the privacy of your own living room. Why is that? This post was originally going to be about why people don't receive comments that should, but I think I found a better nerve to tickle.

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Today's Gases:

You've entered the most shadowy and enigmatic phase of your astrological cycle, which is why I think you're about to have a lot of interesting fun. You should look forward to your travels in the abyss with exuberant anticipation. Here are some guidelines to help you get the most out of the coming days. (1) Do the things that are hardest to do, but do them gladly and with grace, as if they were a great privilege. (2) Stay in intimate connection with your dark side, but don't let that turn into an endorsement of your dark side's fantasies. (3) Brainstorm about how to disarm and neutralize your adversaries without fighting them.


Friday, January 27, 2006

Forecast for the Weekend: Stormy

What I did not expect to see today: Someone get overly enthused about getting to see dead quail soon. o.0 I wonder if I am still able to qualify for this? Maybe they will let me count touching my tongue to my nose as an extraordinary ability.


Thursday, January 26, 2006


Personally...my style of fighting is to refer to an orc as a giant green boggie and let him send his troops after me...but that's another story.

You scored as Special Ops. Special ops. You're sneaky,

tactful, and a loner. You prefer to do your jobs alone,

working where you don't come into contact with people.

But everyonce in a while you hit it big and are noticed and

given fame. Your given the more sensitive problems. You

get things done, and do what has to be done. "VULCAN NECK PINCH!!!" "owww.......(slump)"

Special Ops








Combat Infantry


Support Gunner






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ROFLMAO....aw man...just imagining Mimic in that little beret...

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All Mackerel

You scored as Mermaid. Mermaid: Mermaids are also

known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women

who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced

by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not

all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people.

They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous.

They have a way about them that brings anyone they

are around to seem enchanted. They are very

mysterious creatures and to meet one... Would mean

certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul,

for you are a Mermaid.












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I'm Irish. And Crazy. Not Scottish.

You scored as William Wallace. The great Scottish warrior William Wallace led his people against their English oppressors in a campaign that won independence for Scotland and immortalized him in the hearts of his countrymen. With his warrior's heart, tactician's mind, and poet's soul, Wallace was a brilliant leader. He just wanted to live a simple life on his farm, but he gave it up to help his country in its time of need.

William Wallace


Captain Jack Sparrow


Batman, the Dark Knight




The Terminator


James Bond, Agent 007


The Amazing Spider-Man


El Zorro


Indiana Jones


Neo, the "One"


Lara Croft

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Today's Realizations...

...I miss puppies. ...yay! no ice on my windshield. ...Paul Simon is a maestro. ...I like French rap. ...it's about damn time you made it to the UK. ...Happy Anniversary to you two. ...it's time. Am I ready?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A Tie

Your Daddy Is Ozzy Osbourne
What You Call Him: Daddy-o Why You Love Him: He takes you to church


Help Me Help You

I tried to help you out, really I did, but I can't do it alone. Next year, won't you try to help yourself out as well? Click it.

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Monday, January 23, 2006

I Value Your Opinion

Please add a comment or send me an e-mail ( makazeminion at yahoo dot com ) with any music suggestions. Your five favorite cd's, musicians, soundtracks, bands. I feel like updating my music collection. Please feed my moody needs.


Thursday, January 19, 2006

And Meaning...

VJ just reminded me that I haven't been checking up on the searches that led here recently. I also discovered that I am getting more views by different readers every day. allports writings on existentialism (Google) sounds like you are having problems with your external ports and should remove all of their wires now! Everyone is someone elses weirdo. (Google) Yes. mostacholi (MSN) I hope yours came out. ray nagin speech 01-16-06 (Google) uff. themanticore Blog (Yahoo) It's nice to be asked for by name, thank you. But, if you are a friend that has been anonymously stalking my blog, then you will probably understand it when I say: TAUNT! sims 2 movies monty python (Google) gods i hope so! student teaching what I want to learn (Google) i hope you learned something from google. r. k. Milholland, interview (Google) we all need something positive in our lives. banana peel therapy (Google) there's not much more I can add to that other than this.

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I Know I Have Endured Way Too Much Spam When...

...I say out loud to my computer, "But I don't want to have great sex!"

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I am at a point where...

...I like table top gaming. It's fun. ...people lie to me and I am less aware of it than I realized. Believing what people tell all of the time is a liability. I am not sure what to do about it. I want to believe my friends. I want them to know that they don't have to lie to me. If we start talking about something you are uncomfortable with, then just ask that we stop talking. Don't lie. ...it's okay to splurge within reason. Save up. Wait. Contemplate. That way when you get something it is something that you want not something for right now. ...the idea of walking and eventually running is becoming a reality. ...I'm okay.

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A La Ikey

Ikey is a humorous vlogger. He will vlog about anyone and anything, and still manages to stay on the road while he does it. But one thing he HASN'T DONE LATELY is allow me to watch these videos. I guess he is afraid that he can't live up to my standards. But little does he know that I am equally entertained by not watching them because this gives me a chance to use my emaaaginaaayshion! The following are comments that I have left for Ikey describing what I thought happened on these wonderful vlog's that I am unable to watch. But you can! Because he likes you!!!!! And you like Ike, right? At least I can still look at him here. Uncle Steve Arrives: Since every computer that I am regularly on religiously wants me all to themselves and refuses to download any of your vlogs, here is my version of your uncle's visit:Uncle looks shyly into the camera for the first time as Ike proudly introduces this man about to become famous to the entire world. Uncle soon livens up and begins making jokes and telling stories about how Ike once used a toothbrush as a microphone and sang 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' in front of the entire congregation while wearing spurs and a sheriff's badge. This was obviously on his last visit. Ikey, embarassed yet proud rebuffs smartly to his uncle about how this conversation was not the only thing you filmed.... Next comes the welcome home scene and a lovely family dinner. The next morning your uncle claims he has a surprise for you and your camera.... At least, that is what I imagined. The Death of 2005: Since I cannot watch the video OR THE SLIDESHOW (due to 'too many requests') I will have to give you my own version: Set to the music 'I'm Too Sexy' by RSF, Ike reveals to us all of the women that he believes have fallen in love with him, but subliminally he wants us all to fall onto his casting couch for future vlogs ;) French Studies: How dare you taunt me Ikey! Taunt! Me! Ack! Although I know you're really just reading off all of the things you have vlogg'd people doing without their knowledge and you post it anonymously on some other blog... Great Lengths to Not: *sigh* Yet another video I cannot watch! My version: Ikey was trying to avoid doing his French homework so much that he ended up pulling out his sister's old barbies and vlog'd little soap opera scenes with them and named the series D'tet Plastic! He has no idea what the title means but keeps them in a secret file marked /ikey/vlog/socks. Of course I saved the best for last! Watch the banana dance and just imagine what you can videotape you and your friends doing....


Believe It!

Image hosted by Photobucket.com I was a weird baby.


What Do You Do In Your Bedroom?

The style reminds me of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. Listen to JerryC play along to Canon in D Minor on his electric guitar.

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With Red Lips

The way I dress is only meant for black and white film.


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Oh my!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Colleen!

  1. The first domain name ever registered was Colleen.com.
  2. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and Colleen has 7.
  3. Colleen has often been found swimming miles from shore in the Indian Ocean.
  4. The first Colleen was made in 1853, and had no pedals.
  5. There are 336 dimples on Colleen.
  6. The original nineteenth-century Coca-Cola formula contained Colleen.
  7. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find Colleen.
  8. In the kingdom of Bhutan, all citizens officially become Colleen on New Year's Day.
  9. The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armour raised their visors to reveal Colleen.
  10. A cluster of bananas is called a hand and consists of 10 to 20 bananas, which are individually known as Colleen!
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Passadena Anyone?

Lately I have been feeling like I need a good alcoholic drink to calm down. Not sure where this is coming from, unless some of my Irish roots are needing a good quenching. A change is coming over me and it's odd, yet comforting. Tastes in clothes, activities. At first I thought I might have been starting back down the road of depression, but how can that be when I notice how happy I am? I'll get moody before we go do something fun, then during the process I realize that I am having fun. Only children revolt! And my urge to buy out my happiness is also increasing. I spent a good portion of my time yesterday updating my amazon wish list and think I might but something off of it every month starting in February. And the best part? It won't be practical other than to preserve my own sanity. Having a cd player in your car is nice, although the gas can get expensive. I've noticed that I am slowing down, yet my thirst for running has increased. Am I really wanting to run somewhere or am I thinking that I need an ass-shrinking? Truthfully, I think I am about to skip my 30's and head straight into my 60's. I drink tea, watch a few of my favorite 'programs' at dinner, think that some girls are 'a little too young' to wear that, I drive real fast, have started calling people baaaaastards, then I drive real slow, and have started thinking that 'living in California wouldn't be so bad'. Maybe I just feel a need to finish. Although what it is, I have no idea. Mood: happy, hellbound

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Are They Made From Real Girl Scouts?

I used to sell cookies for my troop. I think I got up to the zebra patch.... Did you order yours yet? I have one box of Thin Mints waiting for me :) You can also buy them off of ebay.


Friday, January 13, 2006

Because LARPers Even Scare the Fundies

A few funny gamer comics today. Maybe because it's the thirteenth. Maybe because they rolled a natural twenty during the panel concept last night. I don't know. But, they made me laugh for my pleasure. Something Positive explores sex in terms of consoles. Penny arcade is all about the dnd. Dork Tower was nice enough to explain to all of us poor gamers why we are wasting our times at American cons when they actually have cooler cons over in Europe.

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What's Up That Skirt?

A friend of mine is taking an expedition to England to research the Roman Soldier while he takes classes in Bristol. He needs a sponser and has since put up an e-bay auction here.

I am developing an Honors thesis project that is a mix of documentary material in film form and a composite website. Both will be focused on the compare and contrast of the British soldier in the Roman army and the Roman soldier in the Roman army. The film and website will exemplify these comparisons and contrasts. This will try to encompass the everyday life, military ranks, pay, and social standings. There will be some use of re-enactment, when possible. Both will also be a mix of scholarly interest and dramatic appeal, informational and entertaining.

I can't wait to see the 'use of re-enactment', but maybe some of you would like to participate? Especially those of you that will be this close to Bristol. Say, three hours close. And I just know that there will be a few of you that could drop on by. I could even give you a few key things to say to him while you are there. ;)

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Today I...

  • ..enrolled in a course
  • ....allowed three other people that I have never met in real life to join me on my book review site: firstparagraph.blogspot.com
  • ....jammed out to Very Model of a Modern Major General in my car on the way to work this morning
  • ....shall eat enchiladas for dinner
  • ....considered that some of my friends are going through some huge changes and that I am starting to too
  • ....wore a purple shirt
  • ....was told that I have an evil twin living in Iowa that was in the movie Twister.

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Oh My!

Has anyone been to the Google store lately? Google Goo Blogger Hoodie Marble Maze

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Jonny Seal of Approval

I said: they even have a pretty picture, but i choose not to believe in pretty pictures today He even gave me a gold star.

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It is Delurker Week. To celebrate correctly everyone that reads The Manticore is supposed to leave a brilliant comment with their e-mail addy and or blog addy so that I can know where all of my readers come from. But, since there really are only about four of you, there really isn't much point -- that and my little devices keep me well informed when an unwanted foe visits me repeatedly to admire the layout. To me, this week just means that people aren't posting anything that is comment worthy. Maybe I will declare next week as the Post Something Intriguing Week or Be a Better Blogger Week. Yes, that sounds good. CHALLENGE: Leave me a haiku.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006


Books (Or Series) That I Love: Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine The Camino by Shirley MacLaine Anne of Green Gable Series by L.M. Montgomery The Awakening by Kate Chopin The Riftwar Series by Raymond E. Feist Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice Satan Says by Sharon Olds Favorite Movies Jaws (politics, tragedy, comedy, true love, Rocky Horror Picture Show (this movie made me realize that you can take your audience anywhere and do whatever the hell you want to express yourself through art) Pirates of Penzance (Kevin Kline, George Rose, Linda Ronstadt, and Rex Smith sing! Pirates!) The Princess Bride (also a wonderful book, especially w/ all of the parentheses, Andre the Giant!) 50 First Dates It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Goonies I Just Can’t (Or Don’t Wanna) Stop Eating things I shouldn’t. Being lazy. Forgetting. Being clumsy (which can be painful to others) Being an early riser Singing Showing that I am happy when I am really happy about something Things to Do Before I Die Be able to make promises and knowing full well that I will not only remember them, but fulfill them.See the Pacific Ocean Be respected Have my portrait painted Spend an entire night on the beach and wake up to the sunrise Dress as something outrageous for Halloween Go on a pilgrimage

Things That Attracted Me to Blogging:

It was something to do in my free time. I could keep a journal and not have my hands hurt like hell from writing in long hand. I learned more about coding. Ooooh! Buttons pretty! Endless possibilities of embarrassing my friends. To actually have an opinion. The illusion of feeling published.

Seven Things I Say Most Often What? Ummmm…. (daydreams) I’m sorry, what did you say? Huh? I don’t know Do you need anything? I love you

Seven Impractical Things I Think Would Be Really Cool Anyway

  • Every Wednesday is Queen Day. Everyone is strongly encouraged to dress in drag.
  • Localized and national monorail system, everyone gets a free ride and it runs 24/7.
  • For the news to tell the truth about what they had to do to get the story and how they edited it before they showed it/published it. Might make some people responsible for their work and take the spin out.
  • A system where your job would circulate. For example, you would be an onion farmer one month, be a news anchor the next month, and a daycare worker the last month. (Yes, yes, I see all of the wholes and realize that the quality would go down; this could be just the assistant job. Maybe.)
  • National Health Care for Americans
  • Cheaper, healthy food and expensive junk food. Why not let filthy habits also be expensive?
  • See charity begin at home and not a world away. A lot could be fixed.

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The Dance of Capitalist Superiority

1. You have $10 and need to buy snacks at a gas station; what do you buy?: Apple Cranberry Raspberry Minute Maid, Water, Donuts and chocolate milk. 2. If you had to be reincarnated as some sort of sea dwelling creature would you be? A sea turtle. 3. Who's your favorite redhead?: Diane Fossi. 4. What do you order when you're at a pancake house?: Crepes, french fries, and a chocolate milkshake. 5. Do you own any... naughty toys? All of my toys behave and do what I tell them to. 6. Describe your favorite pair of underwear: Either the ones with the monkey or the ones with the turtle. 7. Describe the last time you were injured: When I seriously injured my arm by walking into an opened door. I had to have therapy for about two weeks afterward. A week later I almost hurt the other arm just as bad. 8. Are there any odd things that make you feel uncomfortable?: Published incorrect grammar. News reporters. Talk show hosts. People claiming to speak for someone whom they have never met. Closed-minded people and people who have been brainwashed and can’t even tell that they have been brain washed. 9. Tell me a weird story from your high school years: I had a friend that was a bisexual Republican that wanted to run for the Presidency, a friend that would seriously convince people that she was a vampire, and a friend who was sexually active. On some days, it was hard to eat lunch. 10. What is the wallpaper on your cell phone? A dandelion w/ the seeds blowing in the wind. 11. Soda? Where I’m from we don’t say ‘soda’. Just reading that word and feeling it slip past my tongue sends these horrible tingles down my back. Shivers I refer to it as ‘coke’. You ask someone, “Would you like a coke?” They reply “yes.” You say, “Okay, what do you want?” How hard is that? Seriously! Otherwise, I’d like a Pepsi please. 12. Flavor of pudding?: Sex in a pan. 13. What type of shirt are you wearing? Black and blue super soft sweater. 14. Prescription medication? The pill and allegra. 15. If you could use only one form of transportation for the rest of your life, what would it be? Platypus. 16. What are you listening to right now? Mozart Radio 17. Most recent movie you watched? Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason 18. Name 3 things you have on you at all times: Cell phone, glasses/contacts, clothing item 19. Would you rather give or receive a foot massage? Receive, since I am not around normally around people that like to receive them. 20. Name a teacher you had the hots for: Eh…not so much. 21. What is a saying that you use a lot? *rolls eyes* Not so much a saying, but a repetitive action that I fear will one day result in my eyes being permanently stuck backwards. 22. What's one piece of advice that you think should be passed on to every child? Poop or get off of the pot.


Monday, January 09, 2006


I think I just went through a brief intermission. I have been living at the theatre since around September. Why? Because there has just been sooooooooooooo much drama going on that I can hardly stand to leave; especially when I am locked in the theatre. Don't ask about what I do for the bathroom.... There is just too much damn drama going on, and I think I missed the intermission. Although my ass has gotten bigger from all of the popcorn. When is my curtain call?

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Friday, January 06, 2006


http://2006.bloggies.com/ It's time for the blog awards! Go vote! Make sure you read the rules on how to vote, otherwise, they won't count.

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Yay! Someone has figured out the quote! And guess what? There is a prize! I have it for you and will probably give it to you on Sunday! Hahahahahah! There was a prize!


Doves = War

I've discovered that when I get very upset I start talking Martian. Doq doq doq DOQ DOQ! *makes international sign of the donut with my finger*

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

I Scored!

My pharmacy loves me. Instead of paying the normal $50 for my prescription, they used the generic brand and saved me $40. I heart them hard.

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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Reason #36 Why You Should Be Afraid!

I just got two telephone numbers of people I intend to call.

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