Thursday, February 23, 2006

It's too late now...

..but I really should have been a civil engineer.

You scored as Mathematics. You should be a Math major! Like Pythagoras, you are analytical, rational, and when are always ready to tackle the problem head-on!





























What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006


A - Available? I suppose that would depend who you are...
A - Age: 25
A - Annoyance: Stupid customers. Nasty customers. Kids who throw books on the floor.

B - Best Friends? Sarah, Evie, Becky, Heather, Kate
B - Bar: Rooney's is nice, and close. But the Deer Park has Shiner. Decisions, decisions.
B - Birthday? September 18

C - Crush: not at the moment.
C - Car: The (Slightly Damaged) Blueberry.
C - Cat: Don't care for 'em so much.

D - Dead Pets Name: Niki.
D - Dads Name: Dad, duh. (Ok, it's Bob.)
D - Dog: Malcolm

E - Easiest person to talk to: Becky. So much so that we have most of our conversations talking over each other. And yet we still understand perfectly. However everyone else looks confused.
E - Eggs: soft-boiled, with buttered toast.
E - Email:

F - Favorite color? At the moment, dark green.
F - Food: Sushi (Philly Rolls, specifically) and anything in the CHEESE family.
F - Foreign Slang:
Teringlijder (which is one version of motherfucker in Dutch.)

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Both!
G - God: Um, No.
G - Good Time: NAP TIME!

H - Hair Color: blonde-ish, brown-ish, red-ish
H - Height: 5'4.75
H - Happy: About tomorrow being the day after Valentines day when all the chocolate goes on sale.

I - Ice Cream: Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra, or Hagen Daas Strawberry
I - Instrument: Piano, working on guitar, and my favorite - suspended cymbals.
I - Idol: Saint Wendy (who I talked to today).

J - Jewelery: None today, just Band-Aids on my fingers.
J - Job: Graduate Research Assistant and Bookseller
J - Joke: Anything dirty that must be told in a wisper.

K - Kids: None, No, Never.
K - karate: Wax on!
K - kung fu: fighting...

L - Longest Car Ride: 8-9 hours, headed to NC about a million years ago.
L - Longest Relationship: 5 minutes? Not even.
L - Love: is rather nice, really.

M - Milk Flavor: coffee or strawberry.
M - Mothers Name: Beth (not Debbie :oP)
M - Movie Last Watched: The Sting

N - Number of Siblings: 1 human, 1 canine
N - Northern or Southern: Northern (I'm a yankee, through and through, and I put sugar in my cornbread).
N - Name: Lori, L-Dawg, Pookie

O - One Wish? No more language exams. Ever.
O - One Phobia? Nazis. Seriously, bad dreams every time. Even the PBS specials freak me out.
O - Otter Pop: is that legal?

P - Parents, are they married or divorced: married, 31.5 years.
P - Part of your appearence you like best: Eyes, they're nice.
P - Part of your Personality you like best: My deviousness. Ok, and my patience.

Q - Quote: "That's absurd, I love it." (I missed "House" tonight, damnit.)
Q - Question for the next person: So how 'bout them Red Sox?
Q - Quick or Slow?: Depends on what it is...

R - Reason to smile: Trader Joe's restocked Volcano Coffee, the bestest coffee ever. Evar.
R - Reality TV Show: No thanks. Though I ocassionally get sucked into Project Runway.
R - Right or Left: Righty.

S - Song Last Heard: Something at work. Either Belle and Sebastian or Spoon.
S - Season: Winter.
S - Sex: Yes, please!

T - Time you woke up: 8:30
T - Time Now: 11:24
T - Time for bed: Somewhere between 12:30 and 2, hopefully

U - Unknown Fact about me: I am an EXCELLENT liar.
U - Unicorns?: Oh, pretty!
U - U are?: Alphabet foul!! I call an alphabet foul!

V - Vegetable you hate: Lima beans.
V - Vegetable you love: Mushrooms, zucchini, beets.
V - View on Politics: Screaming left liberal, borderline socialist.

W- Worst Habits: Procrastinating.
W- Where are you going to travel next? Bed. And as in leaving the apartment, work.
W- Weight: too much. According to me anyways. ('bout 135, give or take).

X - X-Rays: Got a collection, want to see?
X - X-Rated Porn: Is there any other kind?
X - X-xtra special someone: I'm gonna go with "no" on this one.

Y - Year you were born: 1980
Y - Year it is now: 2006
Y - Yellow?: I like.

Z - Zoo Animal: Polar bears.
Z - Zodiac: Virgo, with a capital VIRGO. Look it up in the dictionary, there's a picture of me. Organizing something.
Z - Zoolander: Didn't like the movie.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Deep Thought of the Day

The selfishness of city winters.

[Realized while unearthing (unsnowing?) The Blueberry on 14th Street today.]

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The Life of a Bookseller

Highlight of Work This Week: Katy and I picking out five books to send to a guy in prison. And according to the woman on the phone, who cares enough to send books (more than once) but not to pick them out herself, we weren't to choose ones that were too "pussified".

"Pussified" immediately became the word of the day.

Based on our choices, we think he'll be safe in the shower.


Thursday, February 02, 2006

Pop Quiz!

Disclaimer: Please know that the songs currently in iTunes are approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of my total music collection. I'm currently formulating a strategy to get all music digitized and organized. So, I'm working with the currently limited selection. Um, that was three currently's in three sentences. Oh look, another one.

Open iTunes/iPod or Windows Media Player to answer the following. Go to your library. Answer, no matter how embarrassing it is.

Number of songs: 1067

Sort by song:
First Song: (De Le) Yaleo - Santana
Last Song: Zoo Station - U2

Sort by time:
Shortest song: 0:04 - (Four Seconds of Noise) - Hot Hot Heat
Longest song: 12:27 - The Calling - Santana (And I really only have one Santana album, for all their appearances here).
Actual Song 9:36 - (I think I'm supposed to find a song with that time.) Since there isn't an exact one, the closest at 9:50 is "California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade" by The Decemberists

Sort by artist:
First Artist: 10,000 Maniacs
Last Artist: Zero 7

Sort by album:
First Album: "...Somewhere More Familiar" by Sister Hazel
Last Album: "Violent Femmes", by Violent Femmes

Top Five Most Played Songs:
1. Galang - M.I.A.
2. Chariot - Gavin DeGraw
3. July, July! - The Decemberists
4. Rock Star - N.E.R.D.

5. Howl - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"Sex": 19 (all but two on Blood Sugar Sex Magik), the others are Sonic Youth ("Self-Obsessed and Sexxee") and for some inexplicable reason Eric Clapton and B.B. King ("I Wanna Be").
"Death": 1 - Death by Chocolate, by DePhazz
"Love": 89, good heavens. Most are from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes. Ray Charles, and Diana Krall.
"You": 142. No details.

And a question of my own: Currently Listening - "No Need to Argue" by The Cranberries, specifically "Zombie." Earlier I had tthe "do do do" intro to "Ode to my Familly" in my head and just haven't turned it off yet.