procrastination is key
since i'm falling asleep into my english book, i'm going to try one of these meme things everyone's always going on about.  this is, of course, from the llama butchers.
1. Do you prefer to be out in the sun or in the shade?  shade.  i actually prefer this shade of pale, thank you.
2. Regarding the walls in your house, do you prefer neutral colors or bright colors?  ummmmm, i'm going to consult the empress on this one.  there's neutral colors?  well, i don't like bright colors, that's like yellow and pink and stuff, that would give me a headache.  is black a neutral color?  i just mentioned to her yesterday that we have the most monochromatic wardrobe, almost all of both our clothes are black.  so i guess if we got a house it would mostly be shades of grey, which sounds pretty neutral to me.
3. When hanging pictures on your walls, do you like things symmetric or asymmetric?  actually, i think i prefer asymmetric, although right now it's pretty straight line, just posters lined up on the walls.
4. How about where you'd like to live; country or city?  i'm still trying to get into the city, i grew up in the country and am currently in love with the frenetic drive of the city, all the stuff people hate about the city i think is great.  but i'm sure i'll tire of that eventually, then it's back out to pennsyltucky for me.
5. Your blog; Blogger, Blogdrive, Blog-City, or another one altogether? blogsplat, for better or for worse.
6. Email; Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, or other?  still on snotmail, because i haven't found anything better.  can't wait for gmail to open up, i'm sick of hotmail and hopefully the folks at google will provide me with the answer to my prayers.
 7. Air conditioning or just a fan when it's hot at night? a/c all the way.  neither of my parents houses had a/c when i was growing up, when they got window units it was like a miracle.  and on top of that, ever try to sleep in a room with 110 other people in the middle of the desert, with just fans?  we were glad to get that, but a/c, again, a hallelujah moment.
 8. Dinner; seafood or steak? steak, all the way.  i eat steak pretty often, but almost never make seafood at home (the girlfriend won't eat, as she says, "fish or friends of fish"), and only occasionally get it when i'm out
9. Your all-time favorite music media; CD's, cassette tapes, or vinyl (or 8-tracks)? cd's, they're too convinent.  i think most music sounds best on the media it was produced for (modern stuff sounds best on cd, while there's nothing like floyd on vinyl, and of course  pumpkins on cassette).  but convinence trumps all that anyway, most of the time.
10. When learning a new software program, do you find it easier to follow a book or an online tutorial?  um usually books...every time i use a tutorial, it seems i'm either clicking madly on the "next" button while the thing tries to instruct me how to perform a double click, or else it is the opposite, and i wind up sitting down tring to puzzle it out on my own anyway.  books work on my speed.
well, that was fun.  for me, anyway.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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