From springbok1 via her friends list:
"Were there monkeys? Terrifying space monkeys?"
When you see this on your Friends page, quote Firefly in your journal.
P.S. We have our tickets to the midnight opening of Serenity on pre-order; are you all ready for Friday's awesomeness? Extra bonus: Mirrormask! (It looks like it won't get to Oregon until October 14, and then at only one theater in Portland, so all you Los Angeles and Bay Area and Cambridge and DC and NYC people are going to have to go see it for me this weekend so it gets into wider release, mmmkay?)
Behold my rockingness:
| Outcast Genius |
73 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 60% 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 all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius. Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject). Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius. Congratulations!|
|My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid|
I maintain that should be "nerdiness, geekery, and dorkitude", but hey. World domination will still be mine.
Meme: page 123, 5th sentence, next 3 sentences.
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open the book to page 123.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
- 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.
And I got:
Her most serious loss was the bedroom that had permitted hours of secret flagellation, nightly vigils, intense prayer and meditation. Now she had to share her brothers' bedroom and, until she came to her senses, do the family's domestic chores.
Catherine accepted this calmly and served her family as if it were Christ's, pretending her parents were Mary and Joseph, the clamorous horde of her male siblings the holy apostles.
Major bonus points to anybody who doesn't live with me who successfully guesses where I got that. Teehee!
|goteam's Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level:|
|Average number of words per sentence:||16.84|
|Average number of syllables per word:||1.45|
|Total words in sample:||2088|
|Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern|
This test makes me wonder how I would've scored in 8th grade. Also I wonder how this would change if it was run on all of my entries and not just the publically viewable ones.
In other news, today I made stewed red cabbage and apples for the Sundance hot bar. But, because red cabbage has a tendency to fade and look less pretty over time, I added roasted beets and red onions. The resultant product was a truly fearsome shade of magenta, and my cuticles are stained purple. Life is good. Now it is time for dinner and then Sin City.
The anal-retentive English teacher who lives in my forebrain is still in fine form, I see:
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 83% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!
You too can try The Commonly Confused Words Test; if you're like me, you'll probably find yourself thinking, "That's a change in progress! I'm going to get this wrong, but in 20 more years I bet this'll be common usage!" Usually my inner linguist can shut up during grammar tests; her domain is spoken language, not the written stuff. Oh geez.
And those of you who are language nerds enough to have read this far might be interested in The Eggcorn Database, which takes the "commonly confused words" idea and runs with it in a way that I find truly wonderful.
Now to see if tea and beautiful weather love me, too... oh, wait. It is a beautiful fall day outside and I have a nice big mug of Irish breakfast. Also my cat is super-cute. Yay!
I swear, I've been responsible today, too, or at least I've paid my rent (this includes writing not just a check and an envelope but a snarky note to our landlady about how our recycling doesn't get picked up anymore). Also I've checked Amtrak to see how late ouro's train is going to be. Which means it's time to sit on the bed with the cat (who lost his collar two days ago, the little punk) and tell you all about the ( funny-stupid web toy of the moment! )
So scandalous! versacedave, this is all your fault!
Okay, maybe I'll go do some more responsible stuff before I work at 2....
|My Best Friend is segnbora|
|Our 24 common interests are: books, cats, crossword puzzles, diana wynne jones, everything2, feminism, gender, get fuzzy, imagination, language, language and culture, learning, lesbians! monkeys! soy!, linguistics, monkeys, muppets, noding, reading, the beatles, the powerpuff girls, they might be giants, trivial pursuit, words, writing|
|Who is your best friend?|
|Created by macoto|
Update, 0:03 And in other news (in particular, news of yet another summer movie I don't have to see), the New York Times review of The Day After Tomorrow sums up the film's rating as follows:
"The Day After Tomorrow" is rated Pg-13. Millions of people die, but nobody swears, copulates, undresses or takes drugs."
The full article is here, but that little footnote was really the best part. And I should really go to bed.
So I really am working on my Sundance application, but um, I'm easily distracted when I have to write about me in a context more structured than this journal (and if you think this is bad, you clearly didn't watch me avoid applying to college).
- Go into your LJ's archives.
- Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
- Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
- Post the text of the sentence in your lj along with these instructions.
And my sentence is:
That sounded cheesy and futile as I wrote it, let alone upon rereading. (18 March 2003, close to the eve of the second Iraq war and all that)
I'm glad I'm generally happier and less angsty now, although it sucks that the U.S. is still being a bunch of retarded imperialists on the international relations end of things.
It was jmpava's entry about this meme that got me to jump on the bandwagon, so you can blame him if you want. I say, "dangit Pava, like I needed to procrastinate MORE?" but it's all out of love.
It's also pretty true. I've been feeling pretty energetic lately (with the exception of Friday, when I was the Amazing Zombie Girl at work until Charlie the best waiter ever made me some crazy magic coffee-chai concoction that would've kept me hopped up all day on any other day, but instead only brought me up to normal energy levels --- I was fried because Peter and I stayed up way past my bedtime watching Amélie the night before, but I digress). I think it's because I've been getting more exercise, consistently riding my bike home the long way from work and whatnot. Oh, and did I mention I worked today? And that I have my birthday and the day afterwards off (because I traded my Friday 7 AM shift for somebody's Wednesday 7 AM)? Clearly, I should have me some birthday fun that involves staying up way too late, since I'm not going to have to get up early the next day.... but what? Oh, my life is so hard and so full of dilemmas. Okay, maybe not, but it certainly is going to be full of laundry in a bit, and after that probably dinner at Pizza Research Institute. Yum.