August 8th, 2003

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Inquiries from sio:

  1. Does your LJ name phrase (let the wookie win) have any significance or is it just a Star Wars plug?
    This was a case of turning a negative into a positive. synapsepi's significant other before me was jmayo. He is something of a two faced jackass. I first met him at the Garage Union, when I was nice to him, gave him rides, and after the union, he wanted to know how to set up DNS, so I gave him an account on my server, so he could look at the configs and learn. According to synapsepi, for all my kindness, all he did was talk shit about me, and about what a "loser" I am. He basicly talked shit about everyone who was there, once he got home. Well, I started dating synapsepi, and in the process, she dumped him. I'm a hairy guy, and at one point he refferred to me as "The Mystical Magic Rug" to try to insult me. I thought it was cool, and used it as my LJ name. (Anyone want to go for a magic carpet ride? ;) ). Then, he started refferring to me as the "Wookie", so I used the Star Wars line to , once again, turn a negative statemnt around into a positive.
  2. if you were granted an extra hour in every day for the rest of your life, what would you use it for?
    I'm not sure. Being unemployeed, I'm not really hurting for time, but when I was working I would have used it for any number of fun things.
  3. who, in your opinion, is the craziest person on your friends list?
    Craziest? By "crazy", I will take that to mean some who goes out and does wild, crazy, and fun stuff. nicstaru2. While being a teacher, U2 fan, footie fan, and enjoys drinking with friends, she some how makes these common things sound like the wildest, must fun time ever. She sounds like one of the funnest best freaks (being called a freak, is one of the best compliments, in my book) out there. If I lived in Australia, I would so be wishing I could date her.
  4. name a hobby you could give up for a year and not miss.
    Watching TV. Basicly, it is just something to fill time with.
  5. if someone offered you ten million to live for a year like the DotComGuy (i.e. use internet to communicate/pay bills/buy needed things and never leave your house), could you do it? why or why not?
    I doubt it. When I stay at home, I get depressed and turn agrophobic, and start finding excuses not to go out, which just makes me more depressed. Even just a walk to the park does wonders to help this.

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Tough ones from dk:

  1. the united states becomes a totalitarian empire, and then annexes canada. where do you move to? is a career change involved?
    If it came to that, I would go to some South American coastal resort town, and open an internet cafe. I could still use my skill set, live in a nice place, and collect mad tourist dollars.
  2. what drug cocktail was the recipe for the wierdest experience you've ever had, & where did this take place?
    Mesculine and E at burning man. I was wandering around at night with some friends, and I couldn't see anything. I would look around, and it looks like being in an old Emporium, but if the store was empty. The ground looked like randomly dispersed white and black linolium tiles. The sky looked like those white perferated sound tiles, with the occasional A/C unit popping down, and regular columns holding the sky/ceiling up. I couldn't see my friends, and had to follow their voices. It was so weird to have a completely new and different world overlaying the real one.
  3. christina ricci or jessica alba?Jessica. I've always thought Chistina's face, the round shape, was always a little odd looking.
  4. you make it big via the entrepreneurial method of your preference and buy your dream house, complete w/ five-car garage. fill it with vehicles.

    • McLaren F1
    • Bugatti Veyron 16.4
    • Ferrari Enzo
    • AC Cobra
    • Austin Martin Vanquish

  5. favorite director? author? comic/cartoon artist? best work by each?

    • Terry Gilliam: 12 Monkeys.
    • Frank Herbert: The Dune Series.
    • Neil Gaiman: The Sandman Series.


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Nothing like dancin' to the classics!

How many of these do you think people are buying just to burn in effigy? Or better yet, to do stop animation parady's with it, featuring a robe wearing middle eastern man as his enemy (in cluding many terrorist type disguises).

It's been a long time coming. The seimmering hatred. Finally boiling down to this final grudge match against these natural competitors. It's The Squirrels vs The Penguins!

Lick the cards. They did!

Note to skrape: The term "asshat" is being retired. Here are the replacement phrases.
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Things asked by nialavender:

  1. You've just been elected supreme ruler of everything. What is your first act as Supreme Ruler?
    My first act? Reconvienning congress/the-rules-of-the-world and pointing out how many people are in jails, and how many people do not receive basic nutrition. I would point out that either mankind is woefully uncivilized, or the laws in the world or just messed up, and ask then to do a major overhaul of the laws with the following tenents:

    1. All races and genders are to be treated equally.
    2. What consenting adults do amoungst themselves is their own business.
    3. Religion has no place in politics, and politics have no place in religion.
    4. Basic health and education are the two highest priorities in the world.
    5. Radical aproachs to land and resource use must be met to sustain life on the earth.

  2. Would you rather live in a city with great public transportation or a small town with none at all?
    I would like about 100 acres or so about 45 minutes outside a large city, and about 15-20 minutes from a small town. I love nature and open space, and the ability to be as loud as I want, with out annoying my neighbors. But I also like the ability to go in to town for an evening of partying.
  3. When you were a child, what was your first idea of what you wanted to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a race car driver or an engineer of some sort.
  4. If you were ever again in a longterm relationship and felt committed enough, would you ask her to marry you?
    Yep.
  5. Did you ever have an instrument you played, other than the Digerydo?
    From age 8 to 14 I took guitar lessons. Then from 14 to 18 I took piano lessons. I also have my mixing tables (I consider those instruments, as you need to practice just as hard, and they take just as much skill as any other instrument), and I have a djimbe drum.

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Pop quiz time, curtresy of stagewhore:

  1. What is "Burning Man?"
    BurningMan is an event where inexcess of 25,000 people gather in a Nevada desert for a week of radical self expression. It's the most fun I have ever had.
  2. An artistic "question", create an icon for me...
    I would be happy to, but my Linux box is down at the momment. Once I have it up again, I'll get it working.
  3. What would you like seeing yourself doing in 5 months?
    Hopefully working.
  4. Any future plans for trave? (if so, where?)
    Next year, the plan is Northern India. The year after that, the plan is to canoe the Amazon river.
  5. Type the first sentence that comes to mind and elaborate why yout typed it

    • Where can I get cheap color gels?
      I would like to do some funky lighting in the bonus room.
    • Do they make low power spot light, with small cheap color wheels?
      More trippy lighting ideas for the bonus room.
    • Would a paraschute in the bonus room look cool, or just cramped?
      I'm thinking, if I hang a parachute from the ceiling, and have it drape down the walls, then with a little airflow, and the right lighting, the walls would look like they were undulating.
    • I need to order EL wire for my cousin's daughter's Holloween costume.
      I am thinking of making her afaery costume, with EL Wire in the wings, and at points on the main costume. It should make it so there is no chance a driver won't see her.
    • I wonder if the prices for EL Wire sequencers have gone down.
      I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on her costume.


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At some point, in my journey's up to Seattle and back, I would like to do it by boat. But I have no idea the cost. I was thinking, to make it cheaper, hopping a cargo ship would work. But the only listings for getting space on cargo ships is month long voyages hoping from port to port.

Has anyone done something like this? I'm thinking it would just be a day trip up, and then hop a train back, and not too spendy.
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Questions from the always lovely nerdgoddess:

  1. What is the craziest thing you have ever seen Shae or Louise do that you can talk about in public?
    They are supprisingly sedate. But there was the drunken evening in the biker bar...
  2. When were you the happiest in your life so far?
    Either at Burning Man the first year, or hiking the Inca trail in Peru.
  3. If you could change one thing about your life, what would you change?
    Either have a job or a college degree.
  4. Who is better, Bert or Ernie?
    Ernie. As we all know Bert is evil.
  5. What's the best video game of all time?
    Mario Kart 64. Of all the games I have, when people come over and get high, that's the one they always want to play.

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Last night was a lot of fun. We went to 1st Thursday. A bunch of art galleries throw open their doors, art venders on the street, live music, and lot's of resturants in the area. I beautiful mix. I know urbandivision was talking about coming down again, she should try to get it to line up with this event. It was a blast. :-)