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October 20th, 2005


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01:59 pm - And now the health report: I'm fine, thank you.
I'm not sure how, exactly, but somebody managed to take up four handicapped spaces at the grocery store this morning. I imagine that most handicapped people feel neglected and put-upon from time to time, but apparently there's a minority who feel neglected and put-upon with a vengeance.

Anyway, I took a couple of hours off work this morning to go to the dentist and get my oil changed. My dental appointment was brief and encouraging because, well, I try hard to take care of my teeth. The oil change was the quickest I've ever gotten, and cheap too, since I had a coupon. This is the place that I stopped going to about a year ago because my car had hit 75,000 miles which nearly doubled their higher than average price. They're under new management now so maybe the pricing will be better. If nothing else they have a different staff. When I first stopped going there, all of their employees were the guys I avoided in high school. The new employees look like the same kind of guys, but I didn't recognize any of them so they must have been the bane of some other geek's existence.

None of this is important because I don't plan on going there anyway. I continued to get my oil changed there after I moved to Madison because they were near my parents' old house, but once I got my free customer-loyalty oil change, I found a cheaper place closer to home. They were on the way back to work from my dentist's office, but that may change too since I've just learned that my dentist is not renewing his contract with my insurance carrier. Isn't the minutia of my life fascinating?

Here's that quiz everyone's taking. People have actually asked me to participate, so I s'pose I'd better.

THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1) Colin
2) Meat-A-Burst
3) Mr. T

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
1) SacredSpud
2) UncleMeat
3) MrGentlefinger007 Nyarlathotep

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE:
1) Irish
2) English
3) French-Canadian

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1) Stupidity
2) Politics (in general)
3) The possibility that I'll always be who I am now

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1) Coffee
2) E-mail
3) Music

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1) Glasses
2) Khakis
3) A light blue, plaid shirt which I dislike but wear anyway.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS OR MUSICAL ARTISTS: Discounting my Big Three
1) Mailbox
2) Too Much Joy
3) Brian Dewan

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS: Again, discounting songs by my Big Three
1) The Frogs -- Lord Grunge
2) Devo -- Some Things Never Change
3) Phish -- Sample In a Jar

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1) An unreasonable amount of personal space
2) Trust
3) Common interests and sense of humor I can tolerate

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE (in no particular order):
1) I bought a copy of Johnny Mnemonic.
2) Twice, on purpose.
3) And I enjoy it.

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1) Good posture
2) Red hair
3) Blue or green eyes, preferably with glasses

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE HOBBIES:
1) Composing music
2) Internet voyeurism
3) Telling outrageous lies about inconsequential matters. Ellen and Ribs can tell you about this.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1) Sever all my social ties and disappear.
2) Feel better about everything.
3) Get some work done on various personal projects.

THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING/YOU'VE CONSIDERED:
1) Composer
2) Teacher
3) Writer

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1) all alone at the '64 World's Fair
2) the DuPont Pavilion
3) the bus depot

THREE KIDS NAMES YOU LIKE:
1) Fronzel Neekburm
2) Bobbin Threadbare
3) Guybrush Threepwood

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1) Compose a complete film or game score.
2) Atone for a lot of things.
3) Be comfortable enough with myself to answer questions like these honestly.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A BOY:
1) I have the right anatomy.
2) I can sleep through anything.
3) I hate flavored coffee which doesn't stop me from drinking it.

THREE WAYS THAT YOU ARE STEREOTYPICALLY A FEMALE:
1) I actually buy potpourri. I even know how to spell it.
2) I think sports are a complete waste of time and effort.
3) I've never been outside the cosmos.

THREE PEOPLE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE TAKE THIS QUIZ RIGHT NOW:
1) Al Jaffee
2) Anna Friel
3) Ron Gilbert

And just to hammer the point home, offBeat performs tonight (Thursday) at the Mill Street Inn and Pub in Cambridge at 7:00. Tell your friends! Conversely, if you don't like us, tell your enemies!

All right, back to work.
Current Mood: calmcalm

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From:agaysexicon
Date:October 20th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Ok, so for a minute there, well, more than I minute, I thought you had gone to the dentist to get your oil changed. I had many imaginings of possible scenarios that would be great photoshops for FARK dot com. And also several snippets of conversations you DON'T want to hear while waiting for the dentist. "Now we're just going to let it all drain out. Oh! Don't worry about the splatter, Bubba will scrub that off."
From:renny1780
Date:October 20th, 2005 07:46 pm (UTC)
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Aren't you glad we made you do that?
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From:seanorange
Date:October 20th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
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He won't be after I'm done!


I don't get this one... *sniff*:

"3) I'v [sic] never been outside the cosmos."


Haha, but I DO get this!:

"THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1) all alone at the '64 World's Fair
2) the DuPont Pavilion
3) the bus depot"


Lastly, let me facilitate your first answer to "THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW":

"THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1) Good posture
2) Red hair (I guess)
3) Blue or green eyes, preferably with glasses"

So, you have a thing for Emily?

~Away!!
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 20th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
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How many girls do you know who have travelled beyond the cosmos, huh? Anyway, I'v fixed that typo.

Regarding Emily: By gum, you're right. But, rather than make things awkward, I think I'll just continue to leave that particular issue alone.
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From:crabmoon
Date:October 20th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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Who's Emily? I've never ever heard of this chick. But on that note,
"THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP:
1) An unreasonable amount of personal space
2) Trust
3) Common interests and sense of humor I can tolerate
THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE PREFERRED SEX THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1) Good posture
2) Red hair (I guess)
3) Blue or green eyes, preferably with glasses"
Don't ask for much, do ya?
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From:laviorli
Date:October 21st, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
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uh oh....one step too far I went...
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 21st, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
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Yep... I got rid of that comment. I'm not too worried, but... just in case somebody is stalking my via my journal, I don't want them to become unhealthily fixated on her. But you're right -- she's cute.

Her eyes are brown, though.
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From:crabmoon
Date:October 21st, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
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Nothing wrong with brown eyes, sir. But I know I'm in the minority.
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 20th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
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I guess. Mostly I'm disappointed that I'm so reticent to talk about myself.
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:October 20th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
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2) I think sports are a complete waste of time and effort.

They ARE... the only thing they provide for society, is a training ground for bullies and assholes
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From:seanorange
Date:October 20th, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
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:(

I was in soccer and track & field.

~Sean
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:October 20th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
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I am not saying that all persons who get into sports are bullies, but that it seems to be the magority in today's society
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From:seanorange
Date:October 21st, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
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I dunno... "only thing" sounds pretty all-inclusive to me.

I'll forgive you for a cookie.

~Sean
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:October 21st, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)
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oatmeal bitter chocolate?

BTW, "only thing it[an activity] does" does not necisarilly imply "only people who do it [same activity] are"
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From:seanorange
Date:October 21st, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
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*rolls up sleeves for ensuing Battle of Semantics, maybe even thumbs nose a little*

Maybe not directly, but it certainly implies if -- assuming the premise is true -- the only reason one would choose to remain in said activity is to hone their asshole-ishness and/or bully-ishness.

I've gotten a lot out of my experience, mostly the training mentality and being able to oneself out of the typical comfort zone and beyond their perceived limits. Believe me when I say there are even more subtle gradations of bullshit to deal with once on the inside.

Hooray for being defensive! Oatmeal AND chocolate sounds great.

I'm actually more interested in knowing why you'd say such a thing than whether or not it's true.

~Sean
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:October 21st, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
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let's say it's a matter of personal experience, and the fact that our society puts such a disproportionate import on sports, that perhaps I balence by taking the inverse aditude
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From:sacredspud
Date:October 20th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
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I would disagree to some extent. The idea of sports is a good one -- excercise is good for you, right? Doing stuff in social settings is pleasant, right? Why not put them together to make physical fitness that much more pleasurable. Unfortunately that's not the way the sports are presented in the modern world.
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From:wyrdsatyr
Date:October 20th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I was pointing out that wrongful way sports are practiced today... Sure the concept is something (suposedly) positive
And now the health report: I'm fine, thank you. - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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