Thursday, December 11, 2003

Meme gakked from pearl

01. I did not break 100 lbs until I was 16. People would not believe that I wasn't anorexic.
02. I cannot sit bymyself for too long without a TV or music on.
03. I tend to refer to people by the name they are introduced to me by, as I have a hard time remembering names in the first place.
04. I don't have enough balance to ride a bicycle well.
05. I love listening to music of most styles, but not all, and there are exceptions to this rule.
06. Sometimes I wonder if anyone understands.
07. I hate when people type in all caps online. Unless it's just one word for emPHAsis.
08. I also hate people who TypE LyKe D1s.
09. I don't mind people who cannot speak/write in proper English, as long as they have a reason like ESL or severe dyslexia. Those who can not grasp the concept of spelling and punctuation, yet have a high school diploma (or equivalent) should be shot.
10. I live in the state I was born in. However, I've lived in another country.
11. My job doesn't pay well yet.
12. I am lucky to be able to make my own work schedual for the most part.
13. I sometimes must admit I'm shallow about people.
14. I'm glad I've lived long enough to regret my past.
15. I am starting to be cool and at peace with who and what I am.
16. I have been only had three boyfriends and one girlfriend.
17. I have a bad temper that's usually suppressed.
18. I have a lot to learn.
19. I know I cannot help those with problems but it doesn't stop me from giving advice, which seems to be my way of showing that I care.
20. I check my email multiple times a day, but don't miss it when I can't.
21. I am a singer.
22. I hate when people yell.
23. I want to live in another country for a while someday. One that's more then 2 and a half hours away by car.
24. I was a nanny for 8 years.
25. I love reading science fiction.
26. I love tea but don't drink it often. (but still more than some people, I'm sure)
27. I am curious about other faiths.
28. I'm a weird person.
29. I wonder when the lowest common denominator became a virtue.
30. I seem to like very few animals as pets. I suppose I'd rather see them roam free.
31. I can't really read music, but I can sing along when given sheet music.
32. I still think that humans are just animals and most choose not to rise above that.
33. I fill out memes and quizzes because I'm bored and I enjoy learning more about myself. I usually don't post them.
34. Bratty kids irritate me, but their parents usually irritate me more.
35. I will watch almost any movie except horror and most war films. And psychological thrillers.
36. I believe in fantastical places many folks don't, like hell, other peopled planets, and the World of Two Moons.
37. I have objections to pornography/erotica that demeans one group of people for the entertainment of another group.
38. I don't like crowds, but am oddly comfortable moving through them rapidly.
39. I am in love.
40. I use metaphors that I am not consciously aware of understanding.
41. I like spoiling myself.
42. I like people who are a bit out of the ordinary.
43. My gums suck. Always have, and always will.
44. I live in a house.
45. I am a velvet and satin person on the outside. Inside I am a pajama pants and sweatshirts person.
46. I would rather clean weekly than do housework on a regular basis.
47. I've never willingly followed a trend. Only occasionally do the "cool kids" like what I like.
48. I get carsick unless I can be in the front seat.
49. I am always impressed with the internet.
50. I want to make money creating my crafts. (ie beading, costumes, cards, etc.)
51. I like silence at times.
52. I wouldn't recommend long-distance relationships to anyone, unless a permanent reunion's in sight.
53. I would like to attend church on a regular basis (rather than always be in "Sunday School"). But only if I could find an Anglican church in Seattle.
54. I do not enjoy the company of manic depressives.
55. I like being alone sometimes.
56. I am a too good at letting go of possessions and not good enough at letting go of thoughts.
57. I sometimes miss my high school days.
58. I need to exercise more.
59. I like when my friends write me letters and emails, it makes me feel special.
60. I'm pessimistic and cynical sometimes.
61. I am sarcastic.
62. I cry all the time.
63. I try hard to not overreact about things sometimes. but I do anyway.
64. I wish people would make me mixed CDs and tapes.
65. I have strangely realistic dreams.
66. I rarely have nightmares.
67. I am terrified of ending up lonely and demented.
68. I have a problem with authority figures and I usually don't realize it fast enough.
69. I think brief PDAs are cute. Sucking each other's tonsils out is disgusting.
70. I am a leftist socialist pinko. (I'm so liberal I have to wear shades).
71. I dislike any weather over 75 degrees.
72. I have dreams about people I know.
73. I'm online a lot because I want to stay in touch.
74. I love learning. I hate being "educated".
75. I don't like seeing my friends make a choice that's going to kill them.
76. I no longer judge my friends because they choose differently from me.
77. I love to read, but for some reason I don't as much as I used to.
78. I have read a book more than twice.
79. I try to be open about admitting to the issues I have.
80. I do not believe that my pagan friends and acquaintances are doing anything wrong.
81. I can be hard to deal with sometimes.
82. I hate blood and gore.
83. I am glad I have extremely understanding parents.
84. I my extended family too much.
85. On some issues, I'm very firm in my beliefs.
86. I sometimes think I will never have children. This is not a good thought.
87. I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would oppose gay civil marriage.
88. I never had a firm concept of what being my age would be like.
89. I am too lazy to leave the house to vote so I have an asentee ballott.
90. I hate having the feeling that I don't know where I'm going in life.
91. Neither of my parents ever smoked.
92. I don't use pot or LSD, or any other hard drugs.
93. I have never bought a lottery ticket. I bought two scratch cards once.
94. I can troubleshoot software issues on a computer. But I tend to make other people do it for me.
95. I drink infrequently.
96. I have never had issues with drugs my whole life.
97. I despise making cold calls.
98. I suffer from inertia and must learn to fight it.
99. I have one tattoo, and no plans for another.
100. I am done with this survey now.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Good morning snow!

Very nice to see you

Thursday, November 13, 2003

I managed to break my ankle without noticing it.
But it only cost $7.56 to replace!

Attn: Senate

This is how a two party government works. The party in power tries to push through their agenda, nominees, etc.... while the other party does everything in their power to keep you from erasing all the "good" they did while they were in power.
It should not surprise you, Republicans, that the Democrats do not want to okay Bush's appointees. Do not chastise them when, the minute there is a Democratic president in the White House again, you will begin doing EXACTLY what they are doing now.
And there will be a Democratic president again.

So don't be stupid.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003


I have a fever. This would explain much.
But it happens so rarely to me, that I don't think to check most of the time.

Friday, November 7, 2003

There are "prepared squid" snacks on my living room floor. I am scared.

Please come eat the strange food in our living room. Please.

Monday, November 3, 2003

What Canada has taught me.

1) Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is very pretty when sung accapella in two part harmony.
2) Scholastic Books really doesn't understand the point of unschooling.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


I seem to have developed a bad case of hypomyrtatia. Bring me pudding! It's the only thing that will help!

Monday, October 27, 2003

Not only do I love Dani because she bought me the cutest socks, but at least one of the pairs of toe socks fits my toes, the fabric is plush and stretchy and doesn't make the spaces between my toes hurt.
Also, thank you so much to [info]sugardivalish for the lovely cozy pajama pants. best early christmas present ever.

Friday, October 24, 2003


Walker and I had a good trip.
We had dinner on Friday at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles! I didn't actually have the chicken and waffles combination for which they are named, but Walker did.
Good chicken, and passable Grits.
Plus we ate at the location that both Pink and Emmanuel Lewis have patronized.
I think there need to be more chains of and waffles places. Tuna and Waffles, Gum and Waffles.... The mind reels at the possibilities.

Monday, October 20, 2003


I had a stir-up day all on my own today. And now, I will have yummy pumpkin fruitcake for christmas.
And there were no candied fruits involved in any way.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

Thoughts from the AFI concert

1) May I have the drummer from Autopilot Off for Christmas? I want to eat him. The bassist would be an fine substitution if the drummer is not available.
2) I do not like music where the lyrics are screamed, unless the lyrics are in German. German seems designed to be screamed.
3) My, that was short.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

I do not like windstorms.
They are the only northwest natural disaster like thingy that freaks me out.
I am happy with snow, floods, earthquakes and lightning. Just not wind.
And I'm not sure why, and everyone else seems to like them, which leaves me with the feeling that I am wrong to feel like this, and I don't like this feeling.

Monday, October 13, 2003

I like Walker's CalTech friends.
I'm not sure if they are not used to gaming with women, but I kept winning because they would forget that I was a threat. This theory seems wrong as they are all married, not to mention the fact that they have female friends who game who are not part of the core group, but it's the only one I have right now.

Friday, October 10, 2003

So, this morning I had a nightmare that I was in a really great relationship for a few weeks and then the guy died.
We had met through mutual friends at a bachelor party similar to Todd's sister's bachelor party.
I end up at a boat contest with the couple who introduced us. My now dead boyfriend's boat is one of the entrants. The officiants call me down to his boat so that I can take his place which involves holding a stuffed bug, while wearing a specific shirt which makes something appear in a tub. This did not actually do anything to the boat, and I could stand next to my friends while I did it. I did this very well apparently and won.
I could have anything I wanted as a prize and I decided that I wanted to relieve those two weeks before he died so that I could spend every minute with him. I kept having to restart though because something would go wrong.

Life lessons for today:

Or, Shannon is spacey when she doesn't eat.

1) When setting the alarm clock, make sure you have AM and PM straight. Although in a pinch, have a nightmare set to wake you up when you are supposed to is a good back up plan.

2) When cooking chicken strips, it helps to put them into the oven.

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Walker and I have achieved new levels of Geeky laziness now. He has a new laptop so now we can play Civ on that while we repetitvely check our e-mail on his computer and watch cable.
He pointed out that we also cook, so that makes it better.
I currently do not have enough complete pairs of socks to last a week. And half of them have holes in them. But my feet are cold and I need something.
Maybe I just need slippers instead.

Friday, September 26, 2003

Today I get my very own Tillie!
If you are intersted in recieving your very own Tillie, visit here: [info]estrellada

Thursday, September 25, 2003

I'm traumatized now. I'm afraid of farmers.

[info]deliciouspear, [info]pink_adidas and I went to the Lake City Way Farmer's Market today. It was Bea's and my first time. As we are getting really into the shopping, two cars smashed into each other in the buskers booth. The lady who had been performing managed to get away fairly unscathed.
We left shortly after that.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Thank you Dani!

The Melting Pot was wonderful. And we love Jeff!

Sunday, September 21, 2003

I found $110.10 canadian dollars while walking Stewie this morning.
Thank you Fremont Oktoberfest!

Oceany goodness

[info]pink_adidas, Stewie and I wen to Ocean Shores last night. It was to dark and featureless to really go wade in the water (Bea could hardly see the ocean at all, as the tide was out and she has night blindness) so we didn't actually leave the vicinity of the car.
And we looked up. Bea had never seen the Milky Way.
I've decided that I desperately miss Pam and Neil's cabin up in Clinton, BC. I used to go there once a summer. Walker has promised to go with me next summer. And we can see the northern lights.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

This is my new battlecry:

Fluffy kitten lies down with stuffed animal!

Friday, September 19, 2003

Stewie managed to get ahold of the pajama pants I left at Walker's. I'm trying to decide if I care that there are holes in the crotch now.
At the very least, it's annoying.
But I've been looking on this webpage: for information on dealing with his seperation anxiety, maybe they will be helpful on this front too.

Thursday, September 18, 2003

From Bea's nifty new book

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

That seems like a good thing to remember.
I forget how much Sika and I can get accomplished when we work on stuff together.
Things that should take a good ten hours or so, only take us five.
And she doesn't even seem to mind me getting all bossy and messing up my math at the same time.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Bea and I are on the same wavelength.
Fortunately this is a wavelength that ends in Ravioli Alfredo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

ATTN: Body

I am not allowed to start waking up at 6am. 7:30 is the earliest I'm willing to wake up.

Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Somehow, while cleaning, I managed to scrape off a perfectly round piece of skin. On the part of my thumb between thumb and the rest of my hand.
I would like to know how, especially since it hurts a lot now.

Monday, September 8, 2003

Bea's Questions

1. What smell has the most effect on you and how?
Rescue Remedy. Even the smell of it helps me to remember to breathe and calm down.

2. In striving to become the best version of yourself possible, it is better to have humility or discipline? Why?
Discipline. Since I work at home, and for myself, I have to set rules and schedules for myself, and I'd never manage that without a little discipline.

3. Crayons or oil pastels?

4. What do you feel is your closest counterpart in the insect world?
Butterfly. Because it has a purpose but it's still very impractical.

5. What one adventure would make life complete for you?
I would like to go to England. But I don't know if that qualifies as an adventure. And my life will be complete without it.

Wednesday, September 3, 2003

Reason #1 why I should wait until morning to type TolCon meeting notes.

kylldoran: cod of conduct?
maergid: yes, for the "who drank my half pint?" panel. but perhaps we should make it a code of conduct as no one listens to fish now-a-days

Sunday, August 31, 2003

I am very glad that Squee is still alive.
I woke up with the panicked thought that Billy killed her last night and now I was going to have to find her parents phone numbers.

Although in retrospect, I could have just waited for them to call.

Friday, August 8, 2003

As Walker is currently unconscious, and Stewie was sick in his cage last night, I just gave Stewie a bath. He seems to have decided that the best way to finish drying himself off is to run around at top speed. Admittedly, this is his reaction to most things, but this is a different kind of running around, involving much rolling and shaking mid bound.
On a side note, Walker is cute when he's coming out of anesthesia.

Tuesday, August 5, 2003

I have finally realized that it is too much to ask that everyone like each other, but could people at least be civil to each other. Maybe just for a couple of days. Because my head hurts.

Friday, July 25, 2003

So, my aunt's brother-in-law brings a girl that he's dating by the booth. To say hi and show her what Carol does, or something.
Carol says, "Hello, are you the nurse?"
Loren blanches, his girl looks askance and says "No. I'm the realtor."
Perfectly normal conversation ensues.
Loren comes back later to tell us that they got 20 feet and he was asked, "So, who's the nurse?"
He says, "No one currently in the picture."
She says, "So, who is in the picture."
Carol apologized profusely for bringing up the extra girlfriends.
I asked Loren why he doesn't just mention to prospective new girlfriends that he is dating other people.
He says 'I don't think they'd like sharing."
And I say, "Yeah, but they already are. And people might surprise you."

In short, why is it okay to date more then one person and not tell them, and people look at you funny if you are openly doing so?

Saturday, July 19, 2003

Things I am grateful for this second:
The Sims
My parents
Sika's computer
That I'm finished watching the V miniseries.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Just had both front tires replaced owing to the large gashes in one of them.
Tire guy calls to tell me that only 10% of my front brake pads are left, and it would only be about $150 to fix them....
The brakes will have to wait.
This means I shouldn't drive her unless absolutely necessary.
Would somebody please tell Orlando that I have given her more attention lately then I can afford?

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

My car will take approximately $1200 to start running again. Another $300 in what Dad deems are "necessary repairs". Then I will have to replace the front tires since there is a 2" gouge in the side of one of them (You can see the metal wall. That's kind of nifty)
Fortunately I have wonderful parents who are loaning me the money. And now I have to reassure Mom that I am okay. This will be difficult to talk about without crying for awhile.

Wednesday, July 9, 2003

I have such a huge crush on the band Lillix. Squee assures me that it's okay for me to have a crush on girls almost half my age.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Stewie was very bad while I was gone today. He chewed up three of Walker's books and a picture from when he was in the Porsche Racing Club.
He brought none of his toys down to play with while I was gone.
I'm not sure what to do with him tomorrow while I go to the Tea Party and to get Walker.
Maybe if I take him for a really long walk and then leave him in his cage. But I feel guilty about that, and I'm not sure what Walker would suggest.

Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Traveling always makes me feel out of sorts when I get back. Adding to this are the remnants of the party scattered all over the house, including, but not limited to:
A bottle in the kitchen that says "Draco Malfoy sucks Frodo cock"
A square patch of hair clinging to my duvet cover, about 6" inches wide.
The inability to find my toothbrush.
Why someone would steal my toothbrush, instead of Squee's nifty Sonicare one, I don't know. So it must be around somewhere.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Things that have tried to be run over by us (they failed):
An entire family of Quail, with a parent leading
A jackrabbit.
Walker's Aunts got me the latest Harry Potter book as a birthday present.
I am restraining myself from reading it constantly, and actually paying attention to them.
I am such a good girl.