October 11th, 2001


Man down. MAN DOWN!

Ok, so it turns out we were going drinking last night, not out to dinner. Oops. I hadn't eaten anything for a while beforehand and was pretty hungry by the time we got there. Oops.

Oh boy, do I feel nauseous right now. More later.

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday jujubaba!

Good day to be born, I hear all the best people were born today. (*cough*) ;)

Oh and happy birthday to my boss, who was born yesterday had his birthday yesterday. :)
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    Nine Inch Nails - La Mer

Thanks all...

...I'm getting tired of posting thank yous for now so let me just give one big one out to everyone and anyone who wished me a happy birthday:


Individual thankations will come later.
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    Marilyn Manson - the nobodies


Keep trying to get some sleep and stuff keeps on happening... phone calls, mainly. Blarg. Need sleep!


I've been looking at the mood icons, and what I think is really missing is a bunch of feces-hurling animated monkeys. Now those would be good mood icons.
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    Joe Cocker - You Can Leave Your Hat On

Online Palm Reading

Stolen from xiuzan - take yours here.

You have a good imagination, and often exhibit sensitivity to others.

You may have trouble concentrating or focusing your attention, especially under stress.

At times, you may tend to be overly sensitive to criticism. You can be excessively cautious or narrow in your outlook unless you receive the right kind of encouragement.

You have so many interests that you may have trouble deciding which ones to pursue.

You are a warm hearted person, with much love to give. You probably like children, and exhibit many playful characteristics.

There may be times in your life when you give in to feelings of sadness or depression.

You are likely to make decisions based on intuition or feelings rather than intellect.

You are naturally charming and inclined to be flirtatious.

There are inconsistencies in your energy level, possibly triggered by external factors or emotional changes.

You have a basically strong constitution, and should enjoy good health most of the time.

You were probably given a good start in life by your parents. This could be based on your general upbringing, or on physical characteristics you inherited.

A major illness or setback is predicted near mid-life. You have the ability to recover from this.

There is a strong intuitive side to your nature, which may border on psychic or mystical ability.
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    Paul Gross and David Keeley - 32 Down on the Robert MacKensie


This isn't going to be a very concrete day, Nicholas. You may ask yourself just what your purpose is here on planet Earth. You may feel oddly disconnected. The only thing you know for sure is that you would like more freedom. But something, you don't know what, is holding you back. What's stopping you from grabbing the freedom you say you want? Look for the answer to this question today.

Hmmm.... interesting.

With the Moon opposite Neptune, this is a good day for letting go of the past. You might be trying to quit an old habit or release a negative attitude that has haunted you. This is the perfect time to be firm with yourself. Reprogram your mind to focus on positive actions and emotions. Stop smoking right now, or cut back on your drinking. Or you might decide to slim down and to start exercising more.

Oh shit, busted. ;)

Today, you will have to choose a new and original path that is off the beaten track, Nicholas. Your desire for independence and need for liberty are becoming pathological and this will push you to refuse making any professional or sentimental commitments. This behavior should isolate you and lead you to having a certain amount of solitude. However, you shouldn't be worried about all this because the current vibrations are finally speaking of success and this should give you some vigor. It's only a question of being patient now!

Well, I guess that sounds good, overall.

My biorhythm:
It is extra important that you take care of yourself today, Nicholas. You have reached the Critical Point in this cycle. The risks of you getting hurt or ill are much greater. Watch your step and avoid hasty and reckless actions.

EMOTIONAL: + 62% Increasing
While many think that it is the down times that make you feel vulnerable, it can also happen when you are feeling good. Take care that you do not step into a situation that could result in a disappointment.

INTELLECTUAL: - 95% Decreasing
Staying focused is a real challenge when the curve is this low. Try drowning out background noise and other distractions. Pulling the blinds or turning on some music can help keep you on track.

Great... apparently today's an idiot day for me. Well, last night certainly was anyways. :)

(All of the above from Astrocenter.)
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    Billy Joel - You May be Right

Astrocenter quiz

Are You A Good Leader?
Will you lead or follow?

You are a "capable leader" type

Although you don't always feel comfortable in the leadership role, Nicholas, you are a capable one when you need to be. You don't force your leadership on others, but when the opportunity arises, you take charge. You are competent and confident in your leadership role, but don't always enjoy the pressure that comes with it. You know that you understand how to get thing done and aren't afraid to offer suggestions to your boss or whoever is in charge. The question remains, however, if you are the best and the brightest, maybe you should be in charge.
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    Cibo Matto - Sunday Part 2


Should you dump your mate?
If you are even thinking of dumping your mate, you better take this test!

Thanks for the memories

Ever hear the expression, fish or cut bait, Nicholas? Well until you clear up some of those nagging doubts about your relationship, you may just as well keep on trolling, because you are definitely caught up in a "relationship rut." In spite of the fact that your partner has many fine attributes, you are still unsure about the future of this relationship, so the real question is what are you going to do about it? The time to face the music is now, because this relationship is not working out the way you had planned. If you want to make it happen, go for it! The first thing, is to commit yourself to communicating openly, making sure that you and your partner want the relationship to work. If not, then cut bait, and learn from your mistakes.

Holy shit, ya think? ;)
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    Cibo Matto - Sunday Part 2


Your IQ Test of the week.
Test your mental fitness in just 10 minutes! Find out if you are fast and sharp-witted.

Logic Area Results: 75%
It's a very good score, Nicholas, and it shows you know exactly what you're doing. Usually, how you do in this category indicates how you'll do in the next test categories. Expect a few mistakes from time-to-time, but you will see that you'll improve with practice.

Verbal Area Results: 100%
Not a single mistake. You have an exceptional grasp of language and you really showed it in this test. Hopefully, you will be able to repeat this stellar performance in the next categories as well. Good luck!

Numerical Area Results: 100%
You conquered all of the problems without making any mistakes. Pay attention, the tests in this category vary. Are you sure that you'll do as brilliantly the next time?

Visual Area Results: 100%
You have highly developed perceptual abilities. And most impressively, even the similar presentations did not confuse you. To make sure that you have conquered this category, it's important that you test your abilities again and again.

Global Results: 93%
There's really nothing to say. It's too easy for you, Nicholas. Your mind is a well-oiled machine. You evaded the trick questions and cleared all of the difficult obstacles. Sharp, intelligent, astute are all words that describe you. Hopefully, you managed all this brilliance while staying within the designated time limits. Be honest!

I just wish they'd show the answers and an explanation for the one you got wrong. It was a logic question, showing 3 dominoes and asked what the fourth one should be.
The first was 0/1 (i.e. no dots on top, 1 on the bottom), the next was 1/2, then 6/1. What should the fourth one have been? I'm pretty sure I know now, but I put the wrong answer in when I did it. Oh well.


Mozilla supports tabs now, just like opera - that means opening multiple windows all inside one window. Bad ass.
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    pizzicato five - happy birthday

Hmm interesting.

Are you introverted or extroverted?
Are you the life of the party or would you rather curl up with a good book?

You are the intro-extrovert type
You have an interesting dilemma on your hands, Nicholas, because you have some introvert as well as some extrovert characteristics in you. This conflict can be anything but harmonious at times. One minute, you may find yourself shying away from social situations because the world seems too negative and overpowering and the next, you're bursting with enthusiasm and energy wanting to be in the middle of the action. The biggest challenge that you face is how to integrate these feelings. You don't want to be the life of the party one minute and then bring everybody down.

Logic Puzzle

Here is the puzzle. You have 3 dominoes laid out like this:
0 1 6 ?
- - - -
1 2 1 ?
(The numbers indicate how many "spots" are in each position, so the first domino has 0 spots on the top and 1 on the bottom.)

Which of the following dominoes comes next?

5 5 1 1
- - - -
1 6 2 3
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    Billy Joel - Captain Jack