Saturday, May 28, 2005

trying to keep my eyes open


excuse me. the alarm went off way too early this morning, and i'm having trouble keeping my eyes open. you know those cartoons where people (or animals) would resort to propping their eyelids open with toothpicks? that's about where i am right now.

if i keep this up, my saturday night will be spent curled up in bed, unconscious.

don't you wish you were cool like me?

(you can stop laughing now.)

i've been flipping through other people's blogs this morning....looking to see what's out there. so far, i've passed on the opportunity to buy various lawnmowers from ebay- three times, i've backtracked out of five anime-laden asian schoolgirl blogs (complete with those annoying "click here" popups), and i've actually stopped to read five or six blogs that looked interesting.

this looked promising.

i found some really cool photos here. (perhaps over the weekend i'll manage to get some more of my photos put up....don't sit by your computer waiting for it to happen, though.)

this one was just a little too odd. (digitalicat-if you're reading this, do not use this one as a model for your revamped blog, okay?)

in an attempt to wake up, i just wandered across the building and bought a refreshing cherry coke, which is currently cooling off my chest, as when i took my first sip, somehow i spilled all over my shirt. fabulous- guess i won't be going to any black-tie events without a costume change. (then again, i am in jeans and a couple of tank tops this morning, so i suppose that a change in clothing would be unavoidable if i were going someplace fancy- which i am not. )

it could be worse- last time i visited that machine, it ate my dollar and refused to give me any sort of liquid refreshment. perhaps the kick i delivered on that occassion motivated it to cooperate this time.

ugh- just clicked on a blog with all of those irritating "you MUST upgrade your internet explorer now" popups. the last thing i want is a computer giving me orders, so i closed all fifteen windows that popped up. so much for flipping through other blogs. (well, until i get bored later and give in to curiousity again, of course.)

i meant to bring my camera to work this morning. the lunatic asylum downtown is about to undergo all sorts of development and renovation (keeping five or six of the older buildings and tearing down the rest to make room for apartments, condos, and a few businesses), and i'd like to get some black and white photos of the grounds before the digging commences. perhaps if i have time to run home and grab the camera, i'll snap a few photos after my wnok shift this afternoon and then post them (well, just the digital ones) this evening.

speaking of photos, i'm sure the kind folks at target are about ready to sell my latest batch of pictures to the highest bidder by now. i really should swing by there and rescue them....perhaps on the way to see "madagascar" at some point this weekend. (the thought of psychotic cartoon penguins in action intrigues me.)

which reminds me.....

you are 20 years old


under 12: you are a kid at heart. you still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: you are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: you are a twentysomething at heart. you feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: you are a thirtysomething at heart. you've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: you are a mature adult. you've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. now you get to sit back and relax.

damn- i thought i'd score younger than that. perhaps next time i should pick "spongebob squarepants".

here's something else i couldn't seem to resist.....

your political profile

overall: 20% conservative, 80% liberal

social issues: 25% conservative, 75% liberal

personal responsibility: 25% conservative, 75% liberal

fiscal issues: 25% conservative, 75% liberal

ethics: 0% conservative, 100% liberal

defense and crime: 25% conservative, 75% liberal

oh- and i just retook the stupid test. (there were a couple of graphics i couldn't view at home, so i'd picked random answers the last time i took it.)

okay- time to start prepping for today's shift. i need random trivia, music news, and a few links for my webpage would be good. better get cracking.........


duff said...


excuse me.

i have tried ten times in a row to swap the last link on my page (because i was barely awake when i wrote it) to this, but blogger does not feel inclined to cooperate with me right now. so, if you'd like to waste some time checking out various links i've found lately, click the link above.

you may now return to your regularly scheduled comments.

Larry said...

I act 21.

Your Political Profile
Overall: 55% Conservative, 45% Liberal
Social Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Just like I always say, middle of the road. Conservative on some issues, Liberal on others.

And I scored a 12 on the stupid test. Who knew all this blogging would make me smarter. Now if it could only make me cooler.

ltlme said...
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freewriter said...

but how cool are you?

Kal said...

Overall: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

duff said...

larry: somehow i am not surprised that you act 21. perhaps that is why we seem to get along, as i am only slightly less mature, apparently.

ltlme: hmmmm...aside from the conservatism, you sound suspiciously like my little sister. in which case, i must dispute the 27.

freewriter: i scored pretty highly on the loser test. i wound up with a 66.

kal: looks pretty liberal for a republican. :)

(by the way, i think i've leapfrogged you in the ecosystem.)

Anonymous said...

PLEASE don't send me to a 13 year's old blog again.


Kal said...

I just scored a 90 on the loser test... Uh oh...