|Comments on Saturday 27 March 2004:|
|Ten weird things about me:|
Unrelated, and tacked on quietly here because I was supposed to be done with programming-related posts for a bit; "gcc -L/usr/local/lib -levent -o event-test event-test.o", the documentation-correct way to link the object, complains about undefined symbols, while "gcc -o event-test event-test.o -L/usr/local/lib -levent", which should be functionally equivalent or, if anything, worse, links perfectly. Stupid compilers. [10:38]
|I am totally with you on the coffee thing|
|Ten odd things about me:|
1. In spite of the fact that I can't read music and that my teacher moved to Tuscon, I have played piano competetively for over five years now.
2. I despise all coffee and derivatives thereof. Coffee is evil. Tea shall rule the world.
3. I'm about three quarters Irish and refuse to touch potatoes or any form thereof with a ten-foot pole. That includes french fries and most forms of chips.
4. There are no clothes in my closet. They are all hanging on my bookshelves.
5. When it is demanded of me, I can spell and define 'gynotikolobomassophile,' but I cannot spell 'recommended' or define 'empirical' without a dictionary.
6. When walking through a building with two-tone tiling, I can only step on the darker color. If I step on the lighter color, I will spontaneously combust and what is left of me will be used for ketchup substitute.
7. I own no pairs of gloves. There are several singles - about sixteen or seventeen - but there are no pairs.
8. If I sleep for less than three hours per night, I will be energized and - frightening though it is - BOUNCY the next day. Valley Girl syndrome rears its ugly head when I am sleep-deprived.
9. I have never had an ice-cream headache.
10. I have a scar from every year of school thus far, including a mechanical pencil bite on my right hand from sixth grade and a large patch of sunken skin on my left calf from where I dove to catch the kickball and the pavement tore the side of my leg off.
By the by, what's a Kevan sympathiser?
|does having no joints in your toes affect the way you walk?|
|1. I can whistle and hum at the same time.|
2. Same as Raven's #4
3. I don't get cold. Even if it's below 20 outside.
4. If someone hands me a pen, I'll say 'did you give me this pen?" When they say yes, I refuse to return the pen
5. I can drink about half a gallon of pomegranete (can't spell, so sue me) juice a day.
6. I'm 25% Italian. I do not eat pasta sauce with my pasta. None. Never.
7. If I can't sleep I do random things, like scan pages upon pages of latin poetry, or cover notebooks with aluminum foil and electrical tape.
8. If someone asks me to play a song on the piano that I hate, I play the right hand part with the left hand and vice versa.
9. My computer files are more organized than my room. Yet I have difficulty finding files on the computer and none finding stuff in my room.
10. I very rarely use pencils. I have to use ink for everything. Even math.
|I think the lack of big-toe joints results in my walking more quietly and more lazily, but there could be other causes for that, such as simply inclination. Other possible side-effects; I can go from 'tip-toe' (not actually tips of toes, but what people generally refer to as tip-toe) to balanced on just my big toes (still not tips, but neither the ball now), and I sometimes get really annoying cramp in those toes.|
|When I first get up in the morning, my toe clicks when I walk for about the first fifteen minutes. Does having no joints to click alleviate that?|
|That would depend whether the click is in the toe-knuckle or the joint where the toe connects to the foot (which I do have), I expect.|
|1. At random times my eyes turn orange. Not some mixture of brown orange, but orange with yellow tints orange.|
2. I have an odd obsession with the 12 main greek gods/godesses
3. All of my cars have been named after one of said Gods/Godesses
4. At 18 I make more than my father did until 3 years ago.
5. I have so many nationalities in me I don't try to remember them.
6. I cannot dance. Not one step. Ever.
7. I can balance a cup of water on my head while bending down to my knees, leaning back, and then standing back up without spilling a drop.
8. I have a cat I trained to come when snapped at.
9. I got into trouble once at each school I went to, but was always considered the "good child" (trouble included me throwing a desk 4 out of 7 times)
10. I hate both coffe and tea and don't drink soda either!
|1. I have nothing better to do than post this message. I lie.|
2. I consume frozen fruit at a rate of 1.5 packages a day. Blueberries!!!!
3. Earthworms are very cute.
4. I will never tell you what kind of toothpaste I have. However, it's not likely that you care.
5. I despise the human race in general.
6. Anti-smoking movies don't make me sick. I rather enjoy them.
7. I hate plastic and silk flowers. Ferverently.
8. I like hiding in closets.
9. I do not have a television in my possesion.
10. I think human babies are disgusting and ugly.
|RavenBlack: it's the toe-knuckle one. I can feel it pop in and out of joint. It kind of freaks me out.|
Skitz: you know, there's a guy at my church I named Skitz. However, he's about eleven, four feet tall, and says that weirdness is his Verb.
2/3. The twelve major Greek or Roman or Norse or Celtic?
6. Neither can anyone else. We just pretend.
8. Wow. That's really impressive. Only about fifty of my neighbors can do that.
9. Sweet! Ditto, though not on the throwing-desk part. Every one of my teachers except for my third-grade one has loved me. Even the evil ones love me. Even when I shout "You heinous bitch-queen!" in front of the class.
2. Have you tried frozen carrots?
5. And that's different from any teenager anywhere HOW?
9. And that's different from any fake non-conformist Emo child HOW?
10. Duh. They look like dried fruit.
|[enjoys Spam's 5, 9 and 10 responses.)|
|(mixes bracket types liberally]|
|Attack of the Spam:|
2. Yes. I quite enjoyed them.
5. How do you know I'm a teenager?Although, you didn't say I was one, you just said I was like one. The teenagers I happen to know don't despise all humans, just the ones over 25.
9. Maybe I'm not a fake non-conformist Emo child. Heck, I'll admit my ignorance, I am 89% clueless as to what an fake non-conformist Emo child is.
10. Most, actually all people I know think they're the best thing since fake flowers. *shudders*
However, just because I have nothing better to do, even though I do have something better to do, I'll make a new 5, 9, & 10.
5. My last name is different from that of my parents.
9. This one's probably not so unique. I have not intentionally eaten eggs ever since I was three. I don't have an allergy.
10. I am a U.S. citizen and I refuse to say the pledge of alliegence.
|Spam: 2 designates Greek (although Roman are widely interchangable to most people)|
8- Cats typically won't come when called 80% of the time, let alone when snapped at. But your right... not really interesting
9- Not exactly the same wording I got in trouble for in 6th grade... but close enough.
I also don't say the pledge of alliegence... but only cause I don't believe in their god... nor how they treat other countries... However I also don't want to have to live in any other country. So I'll stand and think of freedom and not having to be married at 14.
|Skitz- True, it could be worse.|
Once all people gain a sense of responsibility we will be able to go back to our natural state of anarchy.
|Skitz - you do realise that plenty of other countries don't make you marry at 14, right? Some of them don't even try to pressure you into making some stupid pledge every few days.|
|you are definitely a very strange perosn'! i love it! =^.^=|
|Yeah, I know. It was me being over exuberent. I know England and Austrailia are fairly awsome (as well as some other places)... but I have to say something to make me not bemoan living here.|
|Ravenblack- Actually at school, you're supposed to do it every day. You can get a detention if you don't. Fortunately, I have a teacher who really doesn't care whether we do it or not. Indoctrinate them while they're young.....|
|Mm, depends on the school, and doesn't include weekends, is why I didn't say every day. Non-American people generally find that indoctrination completely appalling. I certainly do. It's not just horrible indoctrination, it's also completely devaluing people's pledges, to force them to pledge things when they're too young to resist, or even know what they're doing. It'd be nice if people had a proper concept of what a promise entails, or should entail.|
|1) I generally have fairly high self esteem, avoiding the whole teenage angst thing... however, I sometimes get upset with myself for being less than 100% liberal in all my social views.|
2) I'm obsessed with the Soviet Union, to the point where most of the people I meet seem to think that I'm a Communist (I'm not). I just love the hammer and sickle.... and Khrushchev is awesome...
3) I get significantly lower scores for things I study for. I have experimented by randomly selecting qhich quizzes to study for, so it's not just that only the hardest subjects entice me to study.... studying material inhibits my ability to understand it.
4) I consider myself simultaneously to be an Atheist and somewhat of an Eastern Mysticist.
5) I drink hard alcohol, but not to get drunk; I find that unpleasant, and avoid it. I like the taste of alcohol, particularly vodka.
6) I'm an American, yet I am at least fairly well-versed in the history and political climate of every major nation. This, sadly, is all but unheard of.
7) I was once quite proficient in Perl, and I still have some scripts floating around somewhere that I wrote; now, however, I cannot remember any Perl whatsoever.
8) I prefer soda without ice, even when it's warm.
9) Up until about 6 months ago, I refused to wear any non-white shirts. Now, I refuse to wear white. I'm not exactly sure why.
10) my shoe length has only increased by 1/2 of a size category (US style) in the past 4 years. However, my shoe width has gone from regular to 4E (the maximum).
These suck; I'm aware of this. However, I'm just not that unusual :P
I, too, refrain from saying the Pledge.
|RavenBlack/Earthworm Fanatic: here in the great state of Texas, it's now an actual law that every student enrolled in a Texan public school has to stand up - not necessarily say the pledge, but stand up - and then remain silent for a one-minute-long Moment Of Silence.|
However, it's pretty much guaranteed that you have to say it, since your teachers and fellow students glare at you if you don't, and then stuff you in a locker after class(students, not teachers). I personally don't say the pledge, so I have to buy my friend Dave coffee every day so he looks intimidating between first and second periods. He's harmless but he's seven feet tall, so people pretty much back off.
Isn't high school a delight?
1) Excellent. There is far too much teenage angst in the world. However, why are you mad at yourself for your own beliefs? I'm ultra-liberal, but I realize that some liberal ideas are kind of odd - like never stepping on grass because we'll hurt its feelings. Believe what you believe.
2) That's... interesting. (Backs away slowly.) COMMIE! Just kidding.
3) Me too. Studying makes me nervous. I compete in UIL, which is basically Olympics for smart people - every time I study I lose. Every time I blow it off I win gold medals. Isn't that veerd?
4) Cool. Just like every other member of Gen X.
5) Eeew. I can't stand the taste of alcohol. It's squicky.
6) You'll find that in masses in nigh on every GT class in America. I think it fades around twenty.
7) ...what's Perl again?
8) GASP! I thought I was the only one...
9) Okay, that's definitely weird. You win on that one.
10) My feet have not grown in three years. They remain size six, extra narrow. (Yes, I am tiny. SHADDUP.)
|Grrr... I despise AOL... But anyways I am not really sure if anything I say is going to be weird even slightly, but rather just normal teenage things. I am also not sure if I will even get to ten. I'll just make up the rest.|
1. I am constantly changing my style of handwriting, to the point where even I can't recognize things that I've written weeks earlier.
2. I commonly talk to animals of all sorts and inanimate objects, and once got kicked out of class for yelling at my desk during a test.
3. I get aroused in completely un-arousing situations. I'm not sure if this one is odd or if it's just normal teenage horniness.
4. I believe that everything American sucks and that everything from North-Eastern Europe is fantastic, never having been there or having known anyone from there.
5. I stock up on multiple boxes of tea, then get home and realize that I hate every single kind that I have gotten. Then I repeat this over and over again.
6. I am a perfectionist who gives up too easily, thus creating a horrible problem in itself.
7. I expect everyone to be able to read my mind, so never actually speak what I'm thinking, but rather assume that they know. Then I usually yell at them when they say that I never told them.
8. Studying is disastrous for me, which I guess isn't unusual since many people have mentioned it before, but I din't feel like adding in a little side-note at the end of the comment explaining this. But I guess it would be called an end-note then.
9. If I don't know what I word means, I will not look it up in a dictionary, but rather will just guess what it means and use that definition 'til the grave.
10. When I am using the computer my right hand gets cold, while my left remains quite comfortable. Sometimes this problem is solved by putting an extra sock on my right foot.
|AttackOfTheSpam- !@$%#!@#$%#!@$!@$%&!!!!!!! That is so @!$#!&@$$ stupid!!!|
Welcome to the totalitarian world.
You know, that sounds sort of like some of the methods that were used in Communist China and Hitler's Germany.......
What happens if you refuse to stand up? Do you get thrown into jail? Or just kicked out of school?
|You can, supposedly, get into legal trouble for refusing to comply with the Pledge law... I like to alter the wording of the Pledges (yes two, one to US and one to TX) slightly, which can be fun, and I follow each with a Leninite salute (see? Communism-obsessed!).|
UIL is teh wins. I compete in Comp Sci; how bout you?
4) Cool. Just like every other member of Gen X.
Yes, but unlike every other member of Gen X, I have actually read up on the subject and back up my beliefs with critical reasoning. I used to be quasi-Buddhist, although Existentialism (my own form of it, anyway) has been slowly creeping in.
|Somebody should file a lawsuit against the State of Texas. And the state of it.|
|1. I live on carrots, black coffee, orange juice, yogurt, and the occasional bagel.|
2. I can't enjoy music playing if I know other people aren't enjoying said music.
3. Walking while looking at things is my favorite activity.
4. Unlike every other college student I know, I do artwork outside of class for *gasp* pleasure!
5. Fungi are my favorite kingdom of organisms, even though I hate most instances of fungus I find.
6. I don't know how anyone who can describe their personality. I know I can't.
7. I believe contradictory statements can and often are both true.
8. I can't climb out of my lofted bed; I have to leap out, even if there are sharp things littered on the floor.
9. I can't make small talk to save my life; it's so pointless.
10. I like to risk ink poisoning by drawing and writing all over myself.
1) Fashernating. That's weird more than slightly. Do you feel validated now?
2) See, 'round here we call that 'schizophrenia.' Actually, since 'round here is bloody TEXAS, we call it 'fuckin' crazy,' with a resounding reply of 'darn tootin'.'
3) That's just teenagery horniness. especially if you happen to be of the boy persuasion. My biology lab partner will pop boners in the middle of lecture time, usually on something like meiosis. It's quite entertaining.
4) Well, that's just common sense.
5) That's plain weird. Also it's wasted money that could be better spent on chocolate.
6) This is when it helps to be able to stuff your fingers in your ears and shout the tune to the 'Blue Danube' over and over again, thus blocking out reality.
7) That's annoying. Stop that, you.
8) Ah well. You're among friends, Corvid.
9) Same here. I was only recently convinced that 'spurious' meant 'evil' and not 'foul-smelling.'
10) An EXTRA sock? Does that mean both hands are already sockified to begin with?
Earthworm Fanatic: Indeed. If you refuse to stand up, you get sent to the principal's office for a good two hours to wait until he wants to see you. Then he gives you "Saturday School," which means that from eight in the morning 'til eight at night, you have to become every teacher's slave. Not fun.
Soli: Existentialism does that with the educated teenage population.
Spelling/Vocab, plus Prose Reading, though I suck. Next year I'm going for the Journalism events.
Earthworm Fanatic: EXACTLY! Then I could moved back home to San Francisco!
1) same, minus the coffee and plus tea and chocolate. Also occasionally substitute yogurt for Squeez Cheez and Ritz Bitz. (Gotta love Z-based foods.)
2) This is what we call a 'guilt complex.' We can train that out of you.
4) ...and how did you miss EVERY WEBCOMIC THERE IS?
5) Fungi in one's Chex is no fun. I know this from experience. Fungi in one's Kix is even less fun.
6) No one can. We try for a facet and leave it at that.
7) They usually are. That's why they're confusing.
8) Whoa! Just like the temptation of Jesus! Do angels bear you up on their hands?
9) Neither can I. I usually just mildly say 'Well, THIS is certainly the longest uncomfortable silence I've ever been subjected to.' (Try saying that at a church function. It's interesting.)
10) I have a friend named Stephanie who, every day during French 2, totally tattoos every inch of her arms and parts of her legs with gel-pen tattoos. Mademoiselle Lee kind of ignored those of us in the back.
|Spurious means neither evil nor foul-smelling, but 'false' with an undertone of 'plausible' or sometimes of 'nonsensical'.|
|And I will forever refuse to accept that.|
|Main Entry: spu·ri·ous|
Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin spurius false, from Latin, of illegitimate birth, from spurius, noun, bastard
1 : of illegitimate birth : BASTARD
2 : outwardly similar or corresponding to something without having its genuine qualities : FALSE
3 a : of falsified or erroneously attributed origin : FORGED b : of a deceitful nature or quality
- spu·ri·ous·ly adverb
- spu·ri·ous·ness noun
Yay for webster.com!!!
Stupid Texas and George Bush.
|You have entirely too much time on your hands, do you know that?|
Wait a sec. I'm writing this in someone else's Weblog.
I'm an idiot.
|Oh, and Soli, here's something for you, Communism-obsessed as you are: in Dallas, about 25 miles away from my house, there's a giant gold statue of Lenin in front of a shop called Goff's Hamburgers. Just sitting there outside this little hamburger restaurant. It's quite odd, but terribly entertaining.|
|AttackOfTheSpam- were you talking to me??? If you were, I'm on Spring Break.|
|10 Weird things about me:|
1. I will do anything to get somebodys attentions if i want it.
2. Whenever Crazy Train by Black Sabbath comes on and the sound switches from one speaker to another, my head turns.... i dont know why.
3. I only feel good if i am around people.
4. I hate hippies, though people say i resemble one.
5. I resemble a Hippie.
6. There is a lot of hair on my big toes.
7. I got a loft bed,but im too lazy got get into it... so i sleep on the floor next to it.
8. I can never finsh anything i start.
|is everyone here a teenager?|
|I'm a teenager on the outside. Inside I'm actually a 7-disc CD player that doesn't stop skipping.|
|Is everybody (minus RavenBlack and me) a teenager?|
|And is everyone (other than Ravenblack) a female???|
|Well, I guess Redteeth could be in his or her twenties.|
|I am a male, and I despise myself for it. Males suck, females should rule all.|
|MorbidCorvid-Yes Females should rule all!!! I am a female...And im not a teenager and im not over 19 sooo....I must be 12!!! I find this sight to be very entertaining|
|one wierd thing about me is that I cannot stand in the middle of a shower. I cant stand it|
|I am both female and a teenager. Earthworm Fanatic, I apologize; also, you suck for being on Spring Break when mine ended weeks ago. MorbidCorvid, damn you and your fellow skipping CD players, because I think I own one of your kinsmen.|
1) Why would you want someone's attention? I prefer to skulk around the back with a book.
2) That's... interesting.
3) That's kind of odd. You're either codependent or a chronic socialite.
4) Why do you hate hippies? They're fun to watch. They trip over things a lot.
7) You're too lazy to get into a bed?
8) I can tell.
Morningstar: where're the other nine?
|Most of my male or non-teen readers have migrated to the livejournal version of my blog for their own convenience.|
|Finally finished figuring them out. My 10 odd things in no particular order are:|
1. Completely hate school, and yet still find it better to be there than at home with family.
2. Can make this odd grinding sound with my back (and elbows, and chin, and shins) by rubbing them against a hard flat surface.
3. Must live in a semi-messy environment.
4. Am bothered by having empty places in the refrigerator, even though I'll only willing to eat a 6th of the things in there. I'm a picky eater.
5. Raven's #3
6. Don't follow muisc in any way, and much prefer to listen to videogame music over others.
7. Have a strong fascination with death.
8. Hate how Microsoft Word will give me both the correct spelling, and the correct spelling pluralized.
9. Have lots of people on my AIM buddy list, but only care to talk to about 3 or 4 of them.
10. Get dizzy from standing up too fast all the time. I've fallen over 2 or 3 times because of it.
|Dritex - number 10 is probably low blood pressure. I used to get the same thing, though much less now, so it'll probably let up eventually.|
|Why is it more convenient???|
1) True. The battle between annoying peers and annoying parents still reigns supreme in my list of things to think about if I get really, really bored.
2) They should hire you for backup percussion! You'd be an instant success. I bet no one ever played the back, elbow, chin, or shin before.
3) Well, dur. How are you supposed to find anything otherwise?
4) Empty spots in the fridge prompt me to bake chocolate things. Then they're empty again, because the only times my dad will emerge from his office are when I bake something chocolate.
5) I used to move my browser windows around when I had that Sheep deskbuddy, so that when it fell off one window I could catch it with another. Or so I could drop it off one and laugh.
6) I had a friend at Duke who recorded a CD of porn music and would play it really, really loud. We didn't ask what he was doing in there.
7) Most of the great philosophers did. I think that says something. Not about death, but about philosophers.
8) I am a Spelling Nazi. I'd rather look it up on Dictionary.com than open the spellcheck menu.
9) Same here. I'll also have three different names for the same person, but won't like them at all.
10) That is low blood pressure. I do that - I went to the doctor to ask, and she said that my blood pressure was below the point where I should be dead. It was a tad disconcerting.
|Mm, I always got doctors looking disconcerted, checking the blood pressure again, then asking whether I faint a lot, and such. I figure low blood pressure is great, because if I ever accidentally slit an artery, it'll just sort of vaguely trickle a bit of blood out and then give up, rather than gushing like it's supposed to.|
|Earthworm - more convenient for them because they read several livejournals, and so can get my updates put onto the same page as everything else they want to read.|
|That might make sense that it could be low blood presure, considering I'll usually do it a lot for a couple days and then not do it again for a while. Would having a heart-rate on the higher end of ohkay be in sync with that though?|
3) I should have said "at least semi-messy." Sure, things look nice when it's all organized, but the it's also harder to acess easily. A mess really makes thing easily able to grab and use.
7) Then it's not odd that I enjoy philosophy, and also thinking in out-of-the-box ways about things (more so than most people around me at least)?
|I do Raven's #6 all the time.|
|I've fainted four or five times because of low blood pressure. I also find it hard to bleed, though I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing. It looks like blood, but when you poke it it turns out o be the gooey red insides of my skin. Or maybe my blood has gelatinized.|
|RavenBlack: the thing is, I've only fainted once, and that was due to church incense fumes more than my low blood pressure. Of course, I fainted in front of about two hundred people while at the altar, serving Communion wine, so it was a bit mentally punishing. However, I do bleed a bit; that's kind of odd, now that I think about it. Not that I've ever slit an artery to check, but with normal scrapes and stuff I bleed just like a normal person.|
3) That's what I meant! My room is a half-sty most of the time, and I always know where things are. Except money, that is. I'll stash money and then forget where I stashed it, so ever time I clean my room I'll find about fifty bucks. It's pretty cool.
7) No. Well, not considering you. Considering the world at large, you're very odd indeed.
C. Copperpot: then I'll tell you what I would have told him had I remembered: er, that's... interesting. Very interesting.
MorbidCorvid: (see above answer to Raven). I wonder why it is that I bleed normally? Is my skin too thin or something? Is chronically pale skin thin? Oh, PS: your blood had gelatenized by then. It's not the insides of your skin, I promise. That would hurt a lot more.