failure notice

Today is a long day. If only it would just turn 4:00. To pass the time, things that annoy me today:
1) “You should really try to wear more color”.
2) When you have food/drink that starts out really delicious and ends up really disgusting
3) When people wear really small very tight three-quarter sleeve sweaters over long sleeve collared shirts.
4) Skinny mirrors. Most people probably like these, but I actually want to know if my ass looks fat in something.
5) 9 hour work days. When did it become OK to do this? 9 hours a day is a huge chunk of my life.

Ok. That didn't pass very much time at all.

50 stupid questions

1. What year was the best year of your life? Well, I hope it hasn't happened yet but I had a pretty fun year in 97/98. Also, this year has been pretty fun.
2. One animal or insect that Noah should have left off the ark? Motherfucking Mosquitos.
3. Do you make a wish before blowing out your birthday candles? I don't know.
4. Do you generally open your bills on the day that you receive them? Yes. To see when the last possible day I can pay them is.
5. How many pillows are on your bed? Four. Two are mine.
6. Favorite ice cream flavor? Why do they always ask this? Cookies n' Cream
7. What is the most dominate color in your wardrobe? Pink. Hahahahahaha.
8. Have you ever seen a ghost? Maybe…I saw an amorphous green thing about a foot above my head once and it freaked me the hell out.
9. Would you rather go to a carnival or circus? Carnival. But neither, really.
10. Favorite meal: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? breakfast.
11. Your favorite fictional animal? Eh? You mean, like the Jack-a-lope? I'm gonna go with the giant talking black demon cat in “The Master and Margarita”. His name is Behemoth. Ever since I have wanted to name a giant cat Behemoth.
12. Have you ever flown first-class? No.
13. Would you go on a reality show? None that have been created thus far.
14. Are you more optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Optimistic. Sometimes.
15. Pancakes or waffles? They both have their merrits, but you can't beat a big fluffy pancake.
16. If you could own a home anywhere in the world, where would it be? We've seen this one before. I would go to London with plenty of money.
17. Your favorite Soup of the Day? Broccoli and Cheese.
18. What site is a must see for all visitors to your city? The Cinerama.
19. Can you recommend a good restaurant in your city? I can reccommend a TON of good restaurants.
20. You go to the zoo; What is the one animal that you want to see? Ephelants.
21. Potatoes, rice, or pasta; Which is your favorite? Pasta.
22. What is the best movie that you've seen this year? Apparently, it's going to be Napoleon Dynamite.
23. One of your favorite books when you were a child? Really young: “Good Night Moon”. Older: “A Wrinkle in Time”. Older still: “The Vampire Lestat”. And then I read Salinger.
24. What in your life are you most grateful for? My friends.
25. You are home alone and use the bathroom; do you close the door? Of course not.
26. What is your favorite small appliance? The toaster.
27. Salty snacks or sweet treats? Salt lick.
28. Are you usually a little early, a little late, or right on time? A little late to work, a little early to everything else.
29. What is the most daring thing that you have ever done? I don't want to answer this question again.
30. Have you ever met someone famous? Yes!!!! :) Famous to me, anyway. Zach Galifianakis, Steve Burns, Ron Jeremy, The Stella Boys, the guiarist from Rancid, Larry Livermore (who also kissed a friend of mine), and soon: Wright and Pegg.
31. What was one of your favorite games as a child? Dr. Mario.
32. At what age have you looked your best? 19. But I didn't know it.
33. One person that never fails to make you laugh? Faye.
34. What was the first music that you ever bought? The soundtrack to Footloose.
35. If you could change one thing about your family life when you were a child, what would it be? Sane mother.
36. What is the one thing that you cook that always receives compliments? Zookies.
37. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news? MSN. That's terrible, I know. But it's the first page that comes up at work.
38. In the last calendar year, how many people have you told that you love them? God, I don't know. It's hard to remember who you say that to when you're drunk.
39. Who recieved your first kiss? me.
40. The single most important quality in a mate? Not being a dick.
41. What do you value most in a relationship? Trust, duh.
42. Do you believe that you have a soulmate? Ugh.
43. Do you consider yourself well organized? Only in theory.
44. On average, how many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror? Every time I go to the bathroom. So a lot.
45. Did you ever make a prank phone call? Yes, when I was a youngster.
46. What one quality do you seek in a friend? Like-mindedness, I guess, since I like to go out to drink and see movies and karaoke with my friends. So they have to like that stuff too. And I don't have any deeply religious friends so I guess that's a requirement as well.
48. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? Not fat or crazy.
49. Do you believe in a afterlife? Part of being Agnostic is that I don't have to answer questions like this.
50. What would you like to accomplish with the remaining years of your life? Something I can be proud of. Hopefully that includes a zombie movie or two.

Re: believe something is so hard for someone else-not you

I keep thinking about last night's episode of Nip/Tuck. The first season, I got totally sucked in. It was a great drama full of unique storylines and best of all, a graphic surgery montage in each episode. The characters were always surprising me. It was great. This season, it hasn't quite reached that bar. The storylines are more predictable and heavy-handed and much of it just seems like softcore porn (enough so that if you took a drink every time you saw Christian's ass, you would get drunk in a hurry). However, last night's episode was pretty engaging. A patient claimed to have the stigmata. And then she claimed she did it for attention. And then she claimed it was Jesus. And it went back and forth and I really didn't know what the outcome would be. Part of me was thinking “wow…has this show gone all religious on me?” and another part was thinking that, given past episodes that touched on religion, there was no way the writer would show Christianity in a positive light. This was all set to the tune of one of the main characters, Sean, learning that everything he knew about his family was a lie. His son wasn't his son, but actually his best friend/partner's son. His wife had been lying to him. He had been betrayed. He couldn't prove that the stigmata wasn't real. All these things were tearing him up, till he reached a breaking point, afterwhich he asked the stigmata lady if she was really touched by Jesus. He needed to know because he needed to believe in something. And even though her line was pretty lame (“Don't you kno, there isn't anything to believe in anymore”), I really felt Sean's pain when she said this. It was acted really well. So even though this episode was still not great, it was on par with last season. But no matter. Nip/Tuck is still better than most shows on TV right now. Even if next week is going to be TOTALLY heavy handed (The docs operate on siamese twins…but can the twins survive on their own? Oh my GOD! The doctors are TOOOOOTALLY like those siamese twins!!!! [poop]), where else can you see the bloody surgery of a baby getting it's vestigial tail removed?