Monthly Archive: October 2004

Oct 21

Protected: Gotta write this (even though I’m dreading it)

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Oct 15

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From The Name Site

Name Origin: Italian
Number of Syllables: 2.00
Gender: Female

More interesting facts about the name Gina:

Lucky Number: 4
Ruling Planet: Uranus
Element: Air
Primary Color: Green
Traits: Inclined to appear strange and eccentric because s/he is usually ahead of her/his time. Very interested in the occult; in psychic research. Inclined to do anything out of the ordinary. Strong intuitive tendencies. Can be bitingly sarcastic if crossed. Believes in liberty and equality. Can usually predict the probable outcome of actions and businesses.

Ok, sort of right. Definitely appear strange. NOT interested in occult/psychic research. Am inclined to out-of-the-ordinary. Can be snarky. All about equality (and I think I often take liberty for granted). Strong N from a Myers-Briggsian perspective. At least *think* I can predict outcomes in business (and am over-fond) of gloating a little when I’m correct.

24 is my lucky number, so they’re a little correct there.

Oh and there are 2.00 syllables (why the decimal point is beyond me…can you have 5/8 of a syllable?)

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Oct 14

FREAKALICIOUS!

About three nights ago, I received this email:

“You know, you really turned out to be an interesting person, at least judging by the lint queen site.

If you don’t remember me, don’t bother to write back.  If you do (and you’ll forgive me for the out-of-the-blue question), I’ll be in RTP this evening (assuming the plane is on time) and my cell phone is XXX-XXX-XXXX.  I’m usually working like crazy when there, but today I have the evening free.”

signed by a name that was familiar, but not instantly peggable (but I’m notoriously crap with names).

I replied with an apology (the curiosity was KILLING me), then went back to read the email again for clues.  At that point, I noticed that the email was dated AUGUST 18!  Time-Warner had sat on it for almost two months!  (Or maybe my Outlook was misbehaving).

Then I replied again, apologizing for the delayed response. 

Both bounced.

Now the curiosity is killing me.  Today I called the number.

It was my high school chemistry teacher!!!!  (“Ohhhhhhhh — *that* Kiplinger!!!!“)

Wow.  Crappy cell phone connection, so we didn’t talk long, but WOW.

(I haven’t seen him in 18 years…it’s not like we kept up or anything.  He apparently was going to be here for business and was trying to remember who he knew in the area and found my site via the NCSSM site.  Wow.)

EDITED to add: This, BTW, qualified as Really Cool, in my book.

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Oct 13

Protected: More angst

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Oct 08

Funny misunderstood lyric

As a change of pace from all the weighty ponderings below (friends-only posts, so holler if you’d like to know what’s on my mind), I just realized how funny one of my misheard lyrics really is: as a child, I thought the Elton John song “Island Girl” was called “I Like Girls”, which, in Elton’s case, is clearly, well, wrong.

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Oct 07

Protected: More thoughts

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Oct 05

Protected: Change.

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