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It's quite possible I'm one of the few people who *isn't* picking up the last Harry Potter book. Ah, the joys of catching a morning flight to New York tomorrow! Family, friends and museums - what more could one ask for? It's a pity I won't be joining my "other" family with the ever amazing [ profile] eyepiece_simile in Cape Cod this year, but we can always see about next year.

So, in the mail yesterday I picked up the most peculiar postcard, which featured San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts (which is roughly an hour's drive away).

"I want to buy your house. I am not an agent. Call me."

Well, you have to give this mysterious sender named Jason props for being to the point.

Today's equally unexpected postcard was of the Kremlin, straight from Moscow. Martina, a high school friend who's also at USC, sent it to me. It's been nice reconnecting with old friends lately - within the past week, Sophia and I checked out the Qwik-E-Mart recreation and walked around Shoreline, and I had lunch with PP (she who teaches choir and intro) yesterday when we ran into the class valedictorian and her mother. This afternoon I met up with Alison, whom I haven't seen since 5th grade though we don't live that far from each other. I hate borrowing clichés, but the two and a half hours we talked made up for those nine years apart. And as weird as it sounds, I actually like the meetings over at my boss's house - there's something surprisingly cozy about the start up environment when you've got three people jammed in a home office trying to figure out what went wrong again when rerecording the newest "how to" site voiceover.

But not all of these encounters have been that pleasant, although the one I'm thinking of is actually imaginary. I had a philosophical sort of nightmare straight out of Sartre's Huis Clos (No Exit) or the Prisoner episode "A, B and C" that involved me at a party in someone's rather bourgeois living room where I was trapped presumably for all eternity as my ex kept hounding me about why we broke up. I've been receiving some awkward messages lately from him; he really is a great guy, but all I want is for him to find someone else who'll really make him happy and appreciate him for who he is. The way things are now, the current extremes of awkwardness makes the prospect of being locked up with Inès or Number 2 an absolute picnic by comparison.

On a not-so-related note, I've been reading this fascinating and equally humorous book by Daniel Gilbert, Stumbling on Happiness, which focuses on the sources of our regular dissatisfactions than the title would suggest. His commentary about how insistent we are about how unique our perspectives and feelings are, leading us to mistakenly disregard the feelings of others when put in a particular situation as a poor predictor of our own when placed in the same scenario, really struck me. A wise and generous man once told me that I'd come to enjoy John Barry's chamber orchestra album the Beyondness of Things over Eternal Echoes. I found this remark rather strange at the time - considering we came from such different backgrounds, it seemed rather unlikely that we'd eventually come to have the same view. And yet as I've been reorganizing my soundtrack collection to accomodate some newer material and listening to works I haven't heard for some time, I realize how right he was. If the Beyondness of Things is a nostalgic view of life as we'd like to remember it, highlights of breahtaking and sometimes heart-wrenching majesty, Eternal Echoes recognizes the quiet beauty in our everyday lives. It takes a certain degree of maturity to appreciate the more ponderous tonal colors of Eternal Echoes, a deceptively sedate musical retelling of the moments that show us for what we are when we're in our element.

I don't remember what the point of that story was, but I do remember thinking that my own memory problems seemed to corroborate with the points Gilbert was making, which might explain why I'm willing to trust his argument so much.

And last but not least, a totally unrelated LolCat meme )
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Argh - the new LJ draft recovery system isn't perfect as the vast majority of what I wrote before.

I've always felt more comfortable conducting interviews rather than being the subject of one, thanks to working on the paper for five years. Being put on the visiting speakers beat for 3-4 years gave me a lot of opportunities to talk to fascinating people from diverse backgrounds outside of their official settings; I was happy to see that Lalita Tademy has just come out with a promising sophomore historical novel, Red River. I've only had one less than favorable encounter with a pretentious, insecure Harvard and Oxford grad pole vaulting champion trying to be the next Dan Brown thriller writer. [ profile] melee_melo, you know who I'm talking about; he's the guy who wrote that ''cult'' mystery.

Yesterday morning between classes I interviewed a few students being considered for the 4-year full tuition scholarship.  ([profile] malbal55.)  Being on the evaluation side of that process now now - it's like when I was 6 and tried walking around in my mother's high-heeled pumps for the first time.  Each candidate is evaluated by a professor, an admissions staff member and a student.  It's just a little intimidating to think that you have some input in giving someone over $120,000.  I wouldn't call myself a professional by any means, but I am glad that I had some interviewing experience before joining the interview teams.

It seems terribly obvious, but interviews are a two-way street; if the dialogue is being dominated by one person, whether they be the interviewer or interviewee, you should correct that imbalance.  Doing your background research and brushing up on the news headlines are a must, of course, but the most important part with evaluative interviews is to establish a sense of connection as well as present your qualifications in a fresh way.  No one person is the sole subject of the interview - if you have enough time, i.e. more than 15 minutes, there should be a balance in how much the interviewers and interviewees have to say.  It's cynical but true - people love to talk about themselves or are at least flattered that you show an interest in what they have to say about an issue.  Looking back at when I did my interview, I know I wasn't the most qualified candidate out there, but I was really lucky in that I had interviewers who were easy to connect to and who were giving of themselves.  It doesn't really matter in the long-run if you understand everything that the other person is saying; the point is that you're genuinely curious and attentive about what the other person is thinking.

What tripped up some of the candidates yesterday was that they were so nervous about presenting themselves that they didn't take into account the 'connection' factor.  I tried smiling and nodding a lot to help put the candidates at ease before throwing them a curve ball question; they tend to be more candid when they underestimate you.  I've forgotten that people my age tend to maintain eye contact longer with adults who ask them questions than with their peers.  Most of the candidates tended to ignore me unless I directly questioned them, but they probably asked their hosts a lot of questions already.  But that's already a big no-no; if you're being interviewed by several people, you should address your responses to all of them or at least change whom you're addressing for each question.

Unfortunately, they don't seem to realize that it's important to form a connection with as many of their interviewers as possible, not just the adults.  There are students there for a reason - they're key in judging how good of a fit the candidate is overall for the university.  Call me a rampant egotist, but if you plan on attending college, you need to be able to relate and work with your fellow students as well as your professors and the administration.  Telling me on paper that you're a team player and good at communicating and working with your peers just doesn't cut it if you can't do so in an unfamiliar situation.

I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for the next two batches of interviews I'm doing.  But I'd like to think that I'm generally pretty fair and forgiving, and I don't mean to say that the candidates I encountered were antisocial jerks by any means.  They're just inexperienced, and unfortunately it shows.

And now, for something completely different.

Music Meme

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your livejournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

1. First Season Main Title (Revised) - The Man from UNCLE - Jerry Goldsmith
2. Generique Stephane - The Science of Sleep - Jean-Michel Bernard
3. I Will Wait For You - Les Parapluies de Cherbourg - Michel Legrand
4. Les Lunettes Magiques - Jeux d'Enfants - Phillippe Rombi
5. Alicia Discovers Nash's Dark World - A Beautiful Mind - James Horner
6. Toccata for Toy Trains - Elmer Bernstein
7. Wichta Sutra Vortex - Philip Glass

Tagged: anyone who feels like doing this meme
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I stare at the blank screen. The blank screen stares back at me. I blink. Paper, 1, me, 0.

I have a feeling that this rough draft is going to be a bugger to write.

In the meantime, I suppose I can squeeze in a meme :)

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: frozen yogurt, particularly strawberry/vanilla swirl I live in LA. I have yet to see anyone on campus consume ice cream because eating anything over 200 calories on this campus is unheard of :P
Literary: Agatha Christie I've read at least half of her 80+ books, and most of the Poirot ones. I swear, one day I will read every single thing she's ever published.
Audiovisual: the Man from UNCLE It kills me that it's not out on DVD. And I've watched every tape I could find in my local library system.
Musical: Phillippe Rombi/Philip Glass/Joe Hisaishi I don't really have guilty musical pleasures aside from my general love of film scores. I've been rather addicted to these three composers lately.
Celebrity: Patrick McGoohan, with Robert Vaughn and David McCallum not far behind I grew up in the wrong decade. I could use a time machine.

Now I tag:-

[ profile] dragonfly66 [ profile] gandydancer [ profile] shakeitdown [ profile] romanticizing and [ profile] st_crispins

To complete this same Quiz, it's HERE.
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I was debating with a friend the other day about whether the Democratic party was more likely to nominate Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate for 2008, which inspired the following poll.

[Poll #915428]

If you're curious, I think Obama's the more likely of the two as his grassroots campaign is starting to gather steam among the youth vote, and his moderate stance has popular appeal to the independents and centrists fed up with the self-absorbed politics of the two main parties. Clinton seems too much of a controversial figure - people either love or hate her. To be honest though, I really have no good sense of Obama's stance on most issues; I'm just going off general impressions. I'm registered with no political party.

And now for a stupid but vaguely entertaining quiz thing )
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Meme 1-
Reply to this post, and I'll tell you some reasons I like you.

Then put this in your own journal, and spread the love.

Meme 2-
Reply to this post, and I will tell you my favorite icon of yours. Then post this to your own journal using your own favorite icon. Repost it if you want, if not just let me have fun looking through your icons to tell you my favorite(s).

And now, for something completely different.

This is quite possibly the best feminist Asian-American rant I've read, courtesy of my Angry Asian Man friend, Sean.  The real Angry Asian Man and the original Angry Little Asian Girl are actually very friendly and mellow people, but Sean is caustically hilarious.  He's probably the best crusader against the emasculated/gangster Asian-American male stereotypes I know out there.  But seriously, his argument is wonderfully, sarcastically concise, and I wish I could claim credit.

I didn't really want this to become a place where I posted frequently, but out of convenience I'm posting here.

So I was just made aware of this book entitled Sex Secrets of an American Geisha by Py Kim.

First off. The title. What. The. Fuck. First off, geisha are NOT loose women, prositutes, or "easy". A geisha is there to entertain through song, music, tapdancing, whatever the fuck the customer wants OTHER than sex, stripping, etc so there are no "Sex Secrets" to speak of in the geisha world. Second, what the fuck is an American geisha? According to what I've read about this book, the American geisha is the author, some random Korean woman who has decided to "help women (specifically Asian women) get an American husband" by selling out her people, affirming stereotypes, and further objectifying Asian and Asian-American women.

Mrs. Conant is originally from KOREA (get your facts straight, lady. geisha are Japanese) and came to America, married some American dude, and now writes books on how to help Asian women "get" American men. How? Through copious sex, essentially saying "Hey, Asian women. Get on your knees and YOU TOO can marry a white guy".

I quote from the Amazon rundown, "She suggests specific strategies for women including creating a bedroom shrine of worship to hubby’s manhood; learning to express femininity and sexuality; identifying and then dating their “Good Man.”

Um. Bedroom shrine to WORSHIP her husband? Excuse me? Women don't need to worship their husband. If a woman needs to read a book like this shit to impress her boyfriend than he's LUCKY that ANY girl is staying with him. There are already enough fat sloppy Anime fanatics living in parent's basements across the country who would love to marry an exotic oriental Lucy Liu who is there to love him long time and poor him tea. Why write a book to further tell Asian women that they are worth nothing more than a spent condom? They are already faced day to day with objectification and are forced into the submissive lotus flower bullshit that all of us have been facing since we stepped foot into the land of the free.

Women are not there just for sex, so why is it alright for Asian women to just become quiet whores and no one lifts a finger to object? It is because we refuse to break these stereotypes, publishing bullshit like this and creating movies like that memoirs of a geisha crap and NOT speaking out against what we feel is not right. We sit in the back of the classroom, refusing to speak up and give voice to our thoughts. Speak up! Even if it's just saying hi to a stranger! The more voice you give to yourself, the more respect you'll get.

My sisters are not here to be your fucking "American Geisha", Mrs. Conant. Why should a woman need to become a sex goddess to get married? She shouldn't. A marriage is based on love (what a novel idea), not some Flower Drum Song Charlie Chan Zhang Ziyi ideal crap. I hope you never have children because we don't need any more little Asian-American girls who are convinced that the only way they can be beautiful is to double their eyelids, wear a pushup bra, and kill their self respect.

I'm tired of this bullshit. Dead tired of this bullshit.
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I'm increasingly envious of students guaranteed 4 years of undergrad housing in college. Right now we only seem to have two university-owned apartments, both of which will be popular choices, in consideration, and that's assuming that we're going to even have a chance to live in either if we're assigned good numbers in the housing lottery. The biggest problem is the restrictions on how far we want to live from campus. I'm the only one of my roommates next year who's actually willing to walk another block or two to campus even in a slightly less nice area of the neighborhood. I'm perfectly OK with living in a non-university owned building which I'm afraid might be the case, but I have a feeling that the roommates will be less than happy. UN negotiations probably go more smoothly than this.

And now, on a lighter note-

Your IQ Is 115

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Exceptional

Your General Knowledge is Exceptional
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I've forgotten that the shift key doesn't work on my laptop. The inability to use parentheses, upon which I know I abuse but love anyway, is starting to drive me crazy. No colons either, nor question marks. I'm seriously tempted to spring...except that I have no idea how to get to any store that sells wireless keyboards without getting a cab. I'm pretty much out of electrical outlets on my side of the room, anyway.

Speaking of cabs, if you have to befriend anyone in LA, taxi drivers are one of your wisest choices. During the holiday travel season it's a pain to find a taxi anywhere - in San Francisco, by contrast, there are more taxis than residents- and if one of them is busy they're more than happy to have a friend pick you up.

That, and they're generally interesting people. There's this one Egyptian flight instructor with the bad luck to have immigrated just a month before 9/11. Another guy used to jump off skyscrapers for fun and was fined one dollar for each floor he jumped off the Empire State Building because he couldn't be charged with anything else. The funniest conversation I've ever had was with a grumpy Russian man, who, upon seeing a billboard for Borat, proceeded to give me a lecture on the great culture and history of the Kazakhstanian people before and ranted about the cultural ignoramuses that are Americans before recommending the movie because it was very funny.

No, I'm not exactly hitting it up in Hollywood every weekend. I seem to have some strange memory for most of the cab drivers I've met over the past year from different places. But why I remember them more than the other kinds of random people I encounter, I have no idea.

I just realized I left my Elmer Bernstein concert notes - from which I've promised myself to write up a full review, so now I won't be able to work on that until February.

10 quirks meme )
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Meme borrowed from [ profile] clarequilty

Comment with your username, and I'll give you an honest compliment. Then post this in your journal and spread the love.

For [ profile] clarequilty: I love your quirky sense of humor and how sure you are of your individuality. You basically rock.
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Loud delivery truck or some other large motor vehicle + 200-300 sorority rushees gathered outside my dorm in the middle of the night (?) + a singing guitar-playing duo RIGHT OUTSIDE MY DOOR = A

Construction on the building across the street + room facing the sun with blinds that won't close + roommate who woke up early even though she doesn't have class until 2 PM = B

A + B = so much for trying to get some extra sleep. Well, at least I'm never bored.

And aparently there are people on my floor who have never heard of Nietzsche. As pretentious and snobbish as that sudden remark may appear to be, I only bring this up because I write some kind of vaguely amusing quotation on the whiteboard outside my door on a regular basis. The last one I put up was the quotation on [ profile] dragonfly66's sweatshirt:

God is dead. -Nietzsche
Nietzsche is dead. -God

I saw that someone scrawled "Who the f*** is Nietzsche?" when I came back from the library last night; however, when I came back to my room this afternoon another person scribbled "Nietzsche is God." I've also been encouraged to vote for Anna as PR rep of who knows what.

I forgot why I'm writing about any of the above in the first place; I suppose I just feel like being random and pretentious as I often am.

I've officially now had all of my classes and generally like them. I ended up dropping the RA counseling one because I missed the first class session to go to the College Honors Society dinner at the Natural History Museum, and I figured that if I missed the first section of a class I'm not even officially registered for it's probably too late to take it on. I love all my core classes, although having to read a lot of Marx's Capital for two different classes may flatten my brain into some unrecognizable shrunken version of what it used to be. My writing seminar sounds really intense (there are one on one tutorials a few days before papers are due, so I actually have to start writing rough drafts more than a week in advance), but the format and the structure is a lot like the upper-level high school English classes. My problem is that I've come to really dislike writing about literature for academic purposes; I'll be happy to write about pretty much anything else but high school killed my love of literature classes. The psychology lectures can be a little dry-apparently the other professor is more interesting, but switching into that class would cause major scheduling conflicts. Or maybe it just seemed more boring last time because I was sitting near the back, and the guy next to me fell asleep for most of the lecture. At least the subject matter is interesting.

And now for something completely different: I just discovered The THRUSH Evil Overlord's Guide. There's a copy of it below the cut.

Building a Better Tomorrow Through Anarchy )
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The following book meme was borrowed from [ profile] eldritchhobbit. As I'm sitting at my desk which has at least twenty books, I closed my eyes and picked out one at random. Really!

Here are the rules:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Pass this on to your friends!

"Bachmann was sitting on her bed, barefoot and in a nightshirt, with a plaid blanket humped over his shoulders. He was drumming with two fingers on the marble top of the night table, while using his other hand to make dots on a sheet of music paper with an indelible pencil. So absorbed was he that he did not notice the door open."
-Vladimir Nabokov, "Bachmann" from The Short Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

The next meme I stole from [ profile] drake57

My Interests Collage! )
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I just got my AP scores back-they're all 5's! How the heck did that happen with calculus?!

And apparently I can read at 475 words/minute with a 64% comprehension rate, which sounds a little low for me. You can take the test here.

Random memes )
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Adapted from [ profile] lacesilkvinyl and [ profile] drake57.

List 15 fictional figures you'd like to date. My list is in no particular order.

1. John Drake (Danger Man a.k.a. Secret Agent)
2. John Steed (the Avengers)
3. Peter Joshua/all of Cary Grant's aliases from Charade
4. Napoleon Solo (the Man from UNCLE)
5. Illya Kuryakin (the Man from UNCLE)
6. Macaulay Connor (the Philadelphia Story)
7. Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)
8. Michael Vaughn (Alias)
9. Julian Sark (Alias)
10. Alex (Goodbye, Lenin!)
11. Joe Bradley (Roman Holiday)
12. Geoffrey (the Lion in Winter)
13. Prince Ashitaka (Mononoke Hime)
14. Harley Quin (Agatha Christie's short stories)
15. James Bond (Timothy Dalton's version, mind you)

Feel free to do this if you like.
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You may have seen this information before but it's too important not to pass it on.

A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1) The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun, braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2) The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who's clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around specifically to cut clothing.

3) They also look for women on their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4) Men are most likely to attack & rape in the early morning, between 5:00a.m. and 8:30a.m.

5) The number one place women are abducted from/attacked is grocery store parking lots. Number two is office parking lots/garages. Number three is public restrooms.

6) The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to another location where they don't have to worry about getting caught.

7) Only 2% said they carried weapons because rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years.

8) If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn't worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9) These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas, or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands. Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you're not worth it.

10) Several defense mechanisms he taught us are: If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like! what time is it, or make general small talk: "I can't believe it is so cold out here", "we're in for a bad winter." Now you've seen their face and could identify them in a line-up; you lose appeal as a target.

11) If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell STOP or STAY BACK ! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they'd leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

12) If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yell I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

13) If someone grabs you, you can't beat them with strength but you can by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm (between the elbow and armpit) OR in the upper inner thigh VERY VERY HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches.

Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it hurts.

14) After the initial hit, always GO for the GROIN. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy's parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you'll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he's out of there.

> 15) When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

16) Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don't dismiss it, go with your

You may feel a little silly at the time, but you'd feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.


And on a lighter note... )
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Meme 1 snitched from [ profile] lacesilkvinyl:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not.
3. Update your LJ/respond with a comment with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions

You can list your questions for me here, too.

Meme 2 snitched from [ profile] clarequilty:

1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll name something we should do together.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll leave you a quotation that reminds me of you.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. Please do this in your own journal to do this for your friends.
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This is actually surprisingly true to character...

Yes, this is the voice of doom calling )
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Liat's going into the Israeli army after all. I really don't know what to say about that.

But enough of the serious stuff. Here are 14 actual error messages seen on the computer screens in Japan, where some are written in Haiku. Aren't these better than "Your computer has performed an illegal operation?"

1. The Web site you seek cannot be located, but countless more exist.

2. Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return.

3. Program aborting: Close all that you have worked on. You ask far too much.

4. Windows NT crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams.

5. Yesterday it worked. Today it is not working. Windows is like that.

6. Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is gone.

7. Stay the patient course. Of little worth is your ire. The network is down.

8. A crash reduces your expensive computer to a simple stone.

9. Three things are certain: Death, taxes and lost data. Guess which has occurred?

10. You step in the stream, but the water has moved on. This page is not here.

11. Out of memory. We wish to hold the whole sky, but we never will.

12. Having been erased, the document you're seeking must now be retyped.

13. Serious error. All shortcuts have disappeared.

14. Screen. Mind. Both are blank.
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LiveJournal Username
What's your real name?
Are you male or female?
How old are you now?
What's your favorite color?
What country do you live in?
This person will have five kids:lacesilkvinyl
This person will marry his/her current best friend:matthews208
This person will go insane and develop a Michael Jackson fetish:merry_sue
This person will wear fishnet stockings everyday:lastgiraffe
This person will be much better off than you:a_mire
This person will be single, but secretly lust after the person better off than you:gandydancer
Your best friend will be:iconnoir
You will be happily married to:mirachan
Fun Quizzes by Rissa at BlogQuiz.Net
Up to the minute Sport News at NewsDump

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You scored as Psychology. You should be a Psychology major!






























What is your Perfect Major?
created with

Me, an English major? HA!
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Modern, Cool Nerd

91 % Nerd, 56% Geek, 47% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used
to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a
pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world
that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and
geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very
least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent,
knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing
computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one
you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one
up there, winning the million bucks)!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on nerdiness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 83% on geekosity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 76% on dork points

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Yup, you're Agnostic

You scored 15!

There's no doubt, you are agnostic though not willing to push your ideas about things on others. Good for you.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 44% on fundamental_pts

Link: The Agnostic Fundamentalism Test written by Jojotbird on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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There you go! You scored 93%

Yep, you're one of the best. You payed attention in school, watched
some good TV shows, read the paper, and you know what you're talking
about. If you put your mind to it, you just might score high in other
knowledge tests as well! It's amazing how much one can accomplish when
paying attention: you score high on a OkCupid test! Congratulations!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 78% on knowledge
Link: The Real General Knowledge Test written by redhagstyx on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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Why is it that in the 17th centruy all of the women mentioned in the European history books are named Elizabeth, Catherine, Anne, or Mary? And all of the men tend to be named Charles/Phillip/James/Henry/Frederick/William (OK, so this group is more variable)? And all of the royalty just *have* to intermarry with each other so that you end up with things like the War of the Three Henris? I have sometimes wondered if this is just a very cruel practical joke for easily confused history students.

I currently have had my worst case yet of aural overlapping. This condition is caused by listening to a certain work or works of a particular composer for excessive periods of time (x200 or more, typically) and results in the percieved establishment of seemingly superfluous intertextual references. Echoes of various recurring themes/motifs continue to exist within the conscious state even if they're not physically being played. In other words, if I hear two notes of a cue I'm convinced it's thematically linked to at least three other motifs bouncing around my mind concurrently. Meanwhile, listening to other unrelated cues totally shocks your brain into a total lack of recognition so that you can't identify a tuba from a violin. Seriously. This morning it took me the longest time to figure out that cymbals weren't the same as cellos. [/uberpretentiousness]

Random religion meme that I found interesting )


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