Thursday, December 07, 2006

Another Dwarf, Then

The original title of this post was "GRUMPY" but I got good news so I am not, anymore. Still I have no content, so I present you with links.

Killer robots on the way. SkyNet seeking beta testers. Who can save us? The snowbots? Ganesh? Sasquatch? Tornadoes attack London. Dinosaur meat now on menu. David Letterman demonstrates siege technology, and hosts a martial arts demonstration with Crispin Glover.

Luckily I will survive, since I am . . .

Almost Perfect- INFP
26% Extraversion, 73% Intuition, 33% Thinking, 26% Judging
So, you want to make the world a better place? Too bad it's never gonna happen.

Of all the types, you have to be one of the hardest to find fault in. You have a selfless and caring nature. You're a good listener and someone who wants to avoid conflict. You genuinely desire to do good.

Of course, these all add up to an incredibly overpowered conscience which makes you feel guilty and responsible when anything goes wrong. Of course, it MUST be your fault EVERYTIME.

Though you're constantly on a mission to find the truth, you have no use for hard facts and logic, which is a source of great confusion for those of us with brains. Despite this, in a losing argument, you're not above spouting off inaccurate fact after fact in an effort to protect your precious values.

You're most probably a perfectionist, which in this case, is a bad thing. Any group work is destined to fail because of your incredibly high standards.

Disregard what I said before. You're just easy to find fault in as everyone else!

Luckily, you're generally very hard on yourself, meaning I don't need to waste my precious time insulting you. Instead, just find all your own faults and insult yourself.


If you want to learn more about your personality type in a slightly less negative way, check out this.


The other personality types are as follows...

Loner - Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Pushover - Introverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Criminal - Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Borefest - Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Freak - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Loser - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Crackpot - Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
Clown - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving
Sap - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging
Commander - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving
Do Gooder - Extraverted Sensing Thinking Judging
Scumbag - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving
Busybody - Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
Prick - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Dictator - Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 99% on Extraversion

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You scored higher than 99% on Intuition

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You scored higher than 99% on Thinking

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You scored higher than 99% on Judging
Link: The Brutally Honest Personality Test written by UltimateMaster on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Comcastic Service + A Meme

Last night I went home to find my cable out, both TV and Internet. Cue the shakes and nausea of withdrawal! Not for the TV--although I was looking forward to watching "House"--but for my nightly fix of e-. Comcast, being the marvels of efficiency that they are, will address the problem with a service call on Friday morning. THANKS.

In the spirit of doing things when I DAMN WELL GET AROUND TO THEM I'm going to do this meme which Barb did about four months ago. Check out her answers.

One book that changed your life:
I usually answer One Hundred Years of Solitude, and it is that, but it's not the only one. Another is On Stranger Tides. García Márquez was a course correction for me; I came skeptically to that book, as I did to every book I had ever been assigned to read. I was still largely of the opinion that Ideas and literary metaphors only impeded storytelling. Solitude convinced me that great storytelling, great literature and great ideas could co-exist. After reading it I set out to fill in the gaps in my reading; I switched my major to Comparative Literature, read Homer and Virgil and Dante and others, much of which I wasn't ready for. I went at it so hardcore that I eventually burned myself out, culminating in a period during which I completely stopped reading for pleasure. I just wasn't interested. I had shelves of unread books in my apartment and couldn't get interested in a single one. But a friend had a paperback copy of On Stranger Tides in his apartment. It had a great pulpy/cheesy cover with a skeletal pirate on it. With the typical zeal of a convert, I'd become sort of a snob about fantasy novels. But I picked up the book and ended up reading it in the course of an afternoon. Pirates! Puppets! Zombies! Voodoo! William Ashbless! The Fountain of Youth! It was a smart book, but more importantly it was fun. I had kind of forgotten about fun. I hope I never do again.

One book that you've read more than once:
I don't do much of this anymore; there are too many books I haven't yet read to spend a lot of time re-reading, and I don't read as fast as I used to. But I re-read Encyclopedia Brown Saves the Day for my Children's Lit course last year. It was silly but also awesome. I was a juvie mystery junkie back in the day, and basically that was Encyclopedia's fault. And Sally. I had a huge crush on Sally. Might explain this, actually.

One book you'd want on a desert island:
Herodotus' The Histories. Just 'cause.

One book that made you laugh:
Pride and Prejudice.

One book that made you cry:
I read Anne of Green Gables for my YA Lit course, and at the end (SPOILER!), when Matthew died, I started crying. What's worse is that I was in a coffee shop at the time. I kept my head down.

One book that you wish had been written:
Wellstone: A Biography of the 44th President of the United States

One book that you wish had never been written:
This question is sort of mean. I'm not feeling that mean at the moment. I dunno. Dianetics, maybe?

One book you're currently reading:
One? Right now I'm reading The Uses of Enchantment, Persuasion, YBFH 18 (I'm behind) and an unpublished manuscript.

One book you've been meaning to read:
One? There are hundreds. I'll say The Mahabarata, because it's intimidating.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Merch, Festive

The Merch, Festive
Originally uploaded by Snurri.

Status: Awake

Am alive but a bit out of it. Slept about two hours last night. I don't really understand my insomnia. I have much less stress than I did a couple of months ago, and yet when I lie down my brain won't shut off. I suppose maybe it's just different stress. New and exciting things to worry about! Maybe I need a new affirmation.

To distract y'all from your own worries:

A new group blog, No Fear of the Future. Check out mad genius Chris Nakashima-Brown's entry on the real Doc Savage.

Mr. Dan Kelly's guide to dystopic fiction.

Via TV Squad, some Roosevelt Franklin goodness. Also, here.

While we're talking funky Sesame Street, check out this mashup of all the numbered pinball sequences. AWESOME. 1-2-3-4-5, 6-7-8-9-10, 11-12 . . .