Ruh-Roh, Raggy!
By Dwip June 30, 2005 at 2:07 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

While doing my weekly bit of library work (OMGWTF it’s been 6 months already!) I came across this book. The title? “Watch Out For the Squirrels!” Clearly, they’re starting to catch on.


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Minionhood
By Dwip June 28, 2005 at 11:54 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Regina never ever ever gets to say I never quote her ever again. Ever. Got that? Good. [17:03] starflier06: heya. [17:04] TontoMarius: ‘lo ‘lo. [17:04] starflier06: Anyway, you. [17:04] TontoMarius: Me. [17:04] starflier06: I figured out your scheme and I’m not having any part of it. [17:04] TontoMarius: It. [17:04] TontoMarius: Them. [17:04] TontoMarius: Roo? [17:04] starflier06: You’re going to indoctrinate me, bit by bit, with all your movies, music, and cultural references. [17:04] starflier06: Until I am your minion. [17:04] starflier06: Then I will become your pawn in the you v. marechal games of power. I see where this is heading! [17:05] TontoMarius: Agh! She’s discovered secret plan 36J! [17:05] TontoMarius: Damage control! Damage control! [17:05] starflier06: Do you […]


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Mechanical Anomolies
By Dwip June 28, 2005 at 9:11 pm Comments Off on Mechanical Anomolies RSS Feed for this post

Right, so about that update thing. Since absolutely nothing of interest has occurred in life in the past few days except that I ran the tractor out of diesel, and how exciting is that, I shall simply post excerpts of the ICQ conversation Cam and I had. And you shall fall down in amazement. Or something. … Me: Also the guys to pump the gas for us, which sure is great, because you don’t want to see me try to do it. IT GOES EVERYWHERE. Cam: Gas ranks on the low end of difficulty you know. Me: My incompetence with fuel knows no bounds. Well, ok. I was doing great until I had to rescue the cap to the diesel […]


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Thing Is To Stuff As Stuff Is To Thing
By Dwip June 24, 2005 at 4:55 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

So, as part of my continuing efforts to get into grad school for the whole HS teaching thing, I got to take the Miller Analogies Test today. Now, you’ve all done these things at one point or another. But here’s 120 of them to do in 60 minutes. Not so bad, really. I happen to r0x0rz standardized tests, as it were. While waiting to start, I was having flashbacks to the SAT, my last super-huge test, wherein I walked in without studying a minute and got 640/580 on it, which was more than adequate for a thing that got me up at 7am and screwed with me a lot. I figure the MAT will likely be the same way, though […]


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Horrid, Yet Strangely Amusing
By Dwip June 21, 2005 at 12:40 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Jason will be purged for providing me with this link, come the Revolution. Purged for being the kulak burgoisie capitalist exploiter of peaceful working rabbits that he is. Click Me!


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Know Your Roots
By Dwip June 14, 2005 at 9:36 pm Comments Off on Know Your Roots RSS Feed for this post

On the subject of that whole “Know Your Roots” thing, and I have no idea why I’m bringing this up now, but: Yes, I’m about 3 in that picture. And, uh, wow. There’s been carpet on that floor for a long time now. Also: I’m still about 3. And that door is still my desk. And this isn’t exactly about knowing your roots, but it prompted the whole photo album trip: Obviously I was enjoying breakfast. And not that this bears any relation to anything at all, but: They tell me it was pretty good, actually. Also, there are a distressing number of pictures of me in nauseatingly awful 80s clothes. In fact, everyone else is wearing nauseatingly awful 80s […]


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Insomniac Musings
By Dwip June 14, 2005 at 4:03 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Because, well, I can’t sleep. So instead of laying around in bed going “Dude, this totally sucks” a lot, I figured I’d do something useful, like blog. So Regina’s silly little quiz (you can find my answers somewhere in the comments) got me thinking, funnily enough, about, well, what IS my favorite book? And while I ended up saying something like what Regina said, namely that there are way too many to list, the thought hasn’t gone away, and I think it’s interesting enough to post about. If not about my favorites, then at least the most influential, which may be one and the same. The first book I can remember reading is James Clavell’s Shogun, and this would’ve been, […]


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Textual Harassment
By Dwip June 12, 2005 at 11:33 pm Comments Off on Textual Harassment RSS Feed for this post

Our title is, apparently, somebody’s name on the MT forums. Just so you know. In tribute to our misbegotten MUDing past, I quote Cole: “something of note, i just threatened Xorith with the spamming of his e-mail addy with ads from “Cam’s Lesbian Puking Sheep and Razor Bladed Dildo Emporium”” Maybe you had to be there, back in the day. But the same mind that gave rise to the squirrel aliens also came up with the LPSes and the RBD. Fear. With great fear.


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Home Improvement
By Dwip June 10, 2005 at 10:20 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Harking back to the days of yore, let us note a few things. Firstly, when putting down vinyl flooring in one’s bathrooms, remember that less glue is good, 20 years down the line when the time comes to replace the stuff. Because in that choice between spending 10 minutes banging a putty knife between the floor and the vinyl, only to take up a 4″x10″ section, and spending 10 minutes banging on a crowbar, taking up the entire bathroom’s worth of vinyl, well, that’s not really a choice which one to prefer. Though it should be noted that however much fun you thought ripping vinyl up was previously, let me assure you that in reality it is likely somewhat less […]


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The Good Old Days
By Dwip June 9, 2005 at 12:28 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

As pertains to last night’s BT gaming, and also because I love the quote: “But noooooo, the WoB is crap and MWDA is crap and the Clans are crap and why can’t we all just go back to 1986 and shoot an AC/5 at a light ‘Mech for six hours without hitting more than twice!” – Quentil on the CBT forums And because the random video gamage what takes place at the shop reminds me of this Penny Arcade. Also, I’m fairly happy about completely and totally jacking my MW3 party Friday night in new and inventive evil ways. And apparently they enjoyed it reasonably well, so that’s all good. And I made up for that time, way back when, […]


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In the Summertime
By Dwip June 7, 2005 at 4:52 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

It freaking hailed earlier. Little balls of ice covering the ground. Followed by a torrential downpour. Welcome to June. Enjoy your stay. We’ll get around to some substantial bloggage of substance at some other point.


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Heathenry
By Dwip June 3, 2005 at 5:53 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Clyos: our chocolate gummie bears pwnzorz all you stand for Clyos: or sit for Me: Since I stand for sour gummi bears, no. Clyos: choclate covered gummie bears r0x0rz j00 Me: Our sour gummi bears do not tolerate such heathenry. Clyos: at a dollar a pound, they cant’ do a damn thing about it Me: No, they can use the word “heathenry” in a sentence. You lose. Clyos: Bah, my gummies wield the vorpral blade of cholately goodness Me: *snicker* Because, as Whir said, “Chocolate gummie bears? Who’s the blasphemer who’d ruin a good gummie bear by covering it in chocolate?”


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Infinite Happiness
By Dwip June 2, 2005 at 4:10 pm Comments (11) RSS Feed for this post

I don’t really expect you musical heathens to understand my ecstaticness about this (robed and hooded rabbits with Billy Corgan icons indicate Regina, who is dragged off), but I now have the entirity of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mashed Potatoes set. All 5 CDs worth of early Pumpkins ownage. Good find, Whir.


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Quote
By Dwip June 1, 2005 at 3:21 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“I know who I am…and who I may be, if I choose.” —Don Quixote


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