Friday, January 26, 2007

Watching Guru the movie with friends

tonight Chuckles, Charlotte York, Sister Woman, Vanya, and I went out to watch Guru, this Indian movie. It was so much fun. Since there weren't that many people in the theater, we just snickered and laughed and talked through the whole movie. It was tons o' fun.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


It's been a long time since I've blogged and with good reason:
a) it's the holidays, and my hands are used for eating, not typing.
b) I've been in Botswana visiting Praztitute's parents with Praztitute for two weeks. Where the internet connection was really slow.

There are so many things to write about, but I'm soooo fucking lazy and I can't seem to get it down on "paper".

So I'm just going to give it up, one delicious morsel at a time.

Here's me at the campsite in Maun, a game reserve.

And here's Praztitute, gesticulating giddily.

Maun is a game reserve. There were friggin' hyenas ransacking the campsite and growling and snarling at night while we were snug in our tents. Everyone else was very nonchalant about it all; they informed me that a hyena is just a dumb dog when it's alone, but they're dangerous if there are two or more of them. Which there were in our campsite at night when we zipped up in our tents.
It was hard to sleep that night.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Addicted to the Internet

I took this task and scored a 42, which means I'm an average internet user. I've become really concerned lately that my internet usage borders on addiction. I think there's a difference between abuse and addiction. Looking that up...
Okay, I haven't found it yet. But I'm pretty sure that my internet usage could count as addictive if my life were different. Since I live alone, my surfing harms no one. It's wasted time.
Here's what I waste my time on:
1) Putting stuff on my new ipod
2) downloading videos (mainly NBC's The Office, lately)
3) downloading music
4) discovering what music to download. I'm a big fan of soundtracks and compilations. ITunes is great for that.
5) Reading blogs
6) Finding RSS feeds and gadgets to add to my Google Homepage
7) Shopping online, but rarely buying. Just a compulsive window shopper.
8) Meticulously editing the ID3 tags on my iPod.
9) Watch videos on YouTube.
10) Think of things to blog.
11) Blog.

The list could go on for a while.
Here are the things I neglect when I'm surfing online. These are the things that I would confess to if there were Interneddicts Anonymous.
1) I neglect the dishes. I get these tiny tiny flies in my apartment when I don't do the dishes. They're about the size of the capital I in this sentence in 12point font.
2) I neglect thinking about the future. I should be networking and researching potential career paths.
3) I neglect my work. A doctorate doesn't finish itself. I'm behind schedule, and it's getting worse.
4) I neglect my friends. I have a lot of friends that I made in D.C. and Dallas, and I've completely lost touch with them.
5) I neglect my sister. I don't talk to her nearly as much as I should.
6) I neglect my self-improvement. I should be learning things, taking up hobbies and extracurricular activities, and I don't have anything to list in those categories. I don't play musical instruments or sports, I don't know any languages, I don't do any community service, and I don't practice religion. I can, however, recite most lines from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

I tried doing something about this. I stopped Tivo-ing. That was my last addiction, watching TV. I would waste whole weekends away watching TV instead of seeing friends.

I need to stop this.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

The 18-25 Demographic

My birthday is at the end of this month. I will be exiting the 18-25 age demographic. I bid it adieu.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Piece of mind

This from the AAA website on traveler's checks:
  • Foreign Currency
  • For piece of mind, buy before you travel.

Back to the Future, Part III

I love this trilogy. Nostalgia, yum. There's this one part where Doc and Marty are discussing ways to get back to 1985. Marty shoots down an idea, saying it won't work.
Doc: "[No], Marty, it's perfect! You're just not thinking fourth-dimensionally."
Marty: "Right, right, I have a real problem with that."

I don't know why, but I laughed my ASS OFF at that. It was hilarious. I think it may be partly because I do time perception research.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Savage Love

Oh damn, I am at least three weeks behind on Savage Love columns. Need to catch up on what the freaks are up to.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Still awake after all these years.

I had some coffee earlier today, in the afternoon. It tasted so fucking good and I gulped it all down. I can't wait to have some more tomorrow. And Lord knows I'll need it since I can't fuckking go to sleep now!