Monthly Archive: January 2005

Jan 21

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via shipoffools999:

You scored as Verbal/Linguistic. You have highly developed auditory skills, enjoy reading and writing and telling stories, and are good at getting your point across. You learn best by saying and hearing words. People like you include poets, authors, speakers, attorneys, politicians, lecturers and teachers.















The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
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This is *very* accurate, I think. I was pleased as punch that the quiz included as separate questions:
I can read maps easily and accurately.
I can accurately estimate distances and other measurements.
because I’m HORRID at the first and quite good at the second, and often they get lumped together in tests, making it difficult for me to chose an answer in good faith.

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Jan 19


I just got a call from the NRC asking me if I wanted to come to a dinner with President Bush!

(me, thinking I didn’t hear correctly): Pardon?
(her): (blah blah dinner Bush)
(me): I’m sorry, did you say ‘Bush’?
(her): (blah blah Bush dinner National Republican)
(me): I’m sorry, no thank you.
(her): but…
(me): I’m really not interested.  I don’t support Bush.

I was nice and she seemed to understand, but … what in heaven’s name did I do to get on *that* list?!?

Let’s see:

  • Uterus still owned by own self:  check
  • Belief in equal rights under law for all people regardless of race, creed, color or sexual preference: check
  • Stock in major oil companies: no check.


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Jan 13

From my favorite magazine

This just came via email from Paste Magazine (my favorite music mag, by far):

Oops! We sent you an email earlier today saying that your subscription has expired. Due to a little typo (a “>” instead of “< "), we sent that email to everyone who has NOT expired. So consider these two emails as a confirmation that your supscription is still good :). Sorry for the mix-up. Quite embarrassing, really. That's what you get with too much multi-tasking and having journalists program. To clarify, the issue at the printer is issue #14. Your subscription expires with issue #19. Please accept our sincere apologies. Those responsible have been sacked. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked. The directors of the firm hired to continue....... Tim Porter Unsuccessful Multi-tasker Paste

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Jan 06

A thing that would make the universe better

someone on just posted about a nasty craft-related injury, which reminded me of one of my Brilliant Ideas ™

I think that they should create warning channels above and below the Discovery Channel (and any other network that shows ickky blood-filled operations on TV):

“Warning:  gross stuff on next channel down.  Skip two channels quickly if you don’t want to spend a few seconds figuring out what you’re looking at, only to then be completely repulsed and grossed out.”

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