Friday, November 09, 2007

Question of the Week (Perhaps the Month)

(undergrad furiously typing on her cellberry thing): Is it "'abstinence makes the heart grow fonder' or 'absence'?"

And better yet, the question was aimed at me. I feel good that I can help out the leaders of tomorrow like this.

(alternate title: 'Bush's New Sex-ed Czar Speaks')

Thursday, November 08, 2007

TMI Theatre

well, now. Looks like roommate got lucky last night. Either that or he's developed a refreshingly unconventional taste for be-sparkled sandals.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Quiz First, Ask Questions Later

No telling how long this will last, but hey, I'm in the mood, so the quiz comes back.

So #4, which Jayfish mentioned was the joyous Talk Talk with It's My Life (or the No Doubt cover which is what I googled up)

So lets try another few, eh? Funny thing is that I'm sure I've done some of these before, but hey, it's not like I remember which ones. I'll try to keep it slightly fresh. Obviously I need to make it a bit harder though, right? :)

Four young chiquitas in Omaha,
Was waiting for the band to return from the show.
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
One step ahead, one step behind it
Now ya gotta run to get even
Make future plans I'll dream about yesterday, hey!
Come on turn, turn this thing around
From where I stand
You are home free
The planets align so rare
There's promise in the air
And I'm guiding you
People see me
I'm a challenge
To your balance
I'm over your heads
How I confound you
And astound you
He earned his love through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand.
I'll get you everything you wanted
I'll get you everything you need
Don't need to believe in hereafter
Just believe in me
We can't afford to be innocent
Stand up and face the enemy
It's a do or die situation
She's raised on leather
With flesh on her mind
Riding on the chuck wagon,
Following my man.
His name is Ted,
Can you believe that?
(Ted, oh Ted, fighting off danger!)
I sincerely hope that that last one makes you laugh as much as it made me laugh.

Mr Roboto?

Short Term Lodger Dude just left. He's headed off to his new home, happily, hopefully.

After putting him up for 5 days, treating him to lunch at a halfway decent sit down chain restaurant, offering hours of (solicited) advice about how to present at our colloquium, and other various aiding and abetting over the week, he finally thanked me, halfheartedly...

for opening the door as he left.

Now, I know I'm not the best host. I didn't cook dinner for him. I didn't wake him with the gentle smell of fresh roasted coffee or sprinkle the fold out couch with rose petals.

It's not like I think I need to be praised to the sky, I just put him up for a few days, but "thanks?" Is it too much to ask for a "thanks?"

Am I being a prick for being annoyed about this?

Sunday, November 04, 2007

If It Were A Quiz, It Would Have Bit You

Ya know what I think we all need to celebrate an extra hour of life today?

A lyrics quiz.

You folks remember these? :)

If not, or if you are a new reader (doubtful, but, hey, I can hope, right?), I'll give you a lyric, and you supply the song title and the artist who sang it. If there are multiple versions of the song, I highly encourage petty fighting and arguments about which is the superior one.

These are mostly pretty easy, I think, but might be fun.

Tonight's the night well make history, honey, you and I
And I'll take any risk to tie back the hands of time
And stay with you here tonight
When we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up and let us in
Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
I've asked myself
How much do you
commit yourself?
All alone I have cried
silent tears full of pride
in a world made of steel,
made of stone.
She said I'm sorry baby
I'm leaving you tonight
I found someone new
he's waiting in the car outside
Stop playing with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down
I still recall
A sad cafe
How it hurt so bad to see her cry
I didn't want to say good-bye
we were both too tired to sleep.
So we took turns a staring out the window at the darkness
'til boredom overtook us, and he began to speak.
At school they taught me how to be
So pure in thought and word and deed
They didn't quite succeed

I had forgotten how much fun these were to create :)