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Funny. The more you think you've got someone figured out, the more likely they are to surprise you. Except if you've got me figured out. Once that happens, you're home free -- I'm pretty predictable. It turns out that you can't really box people into nice little square-shaped containers.

I'm very sick of this rain. It causes the ants to panic and flee their flooded homes for my apartment. I'm not really okay with that. And also, cold.

My friend is loaning me a lot of DS9. The show was interesting at first, but has since improved even more so since my friend told me that the same people who created Battlestar Galactica did DS9. Ronald D. Moore and Bradley Thompson wrote and/or produced the majority of DS9 and BSG. Anyway, it's totally bizarre. Chief+Keiko == Chief+Boomer; Changelings == Cylon v.2; Julian Bashir == Gaius Balthar; Kira == Starbuck; human race fighting for survival

Try not to tell me giant plot spoilers about either show in the comments -- I'm halfway through Season 4 of DS9 and I don't remember anything from after the end of season 2 of BSG -- but what do other people think?

Well, you found me. Was it worth it? The only thing you've managed to break so far is my heart...
This isn't brave. It's murder. What did I ever do to you?
...you don't even care, do you?
Please proceed into android hell.
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The answer to the fun exercise: http://youtube.com/watch?v=N-wIvsZBFhQ Or at least one of the answers -- I'm sure there were others. But this has the description "If Frank Sinatra, Black Grape, Ray Davies and Cypress Hill were to have an orgy, the bastard love child might be Space." associated with it. ( Source: http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,495704,00.html?src=search&artist=Space)

I was also depressed to notice that corporate American Walgreens believes that it's almost Valentine's day. On the one hand, this is good: there's an abundance of red hots. On the other, it's bad: I'm single, and this (corporate, idiotic) holiday just reminds me of, hey, I'm single! It also reminds me of how much I hate American chocolate. Yes, really.

Actually, I'm okay with being single. Boys are obnoxious anyway. I'm just getting more and more set in my ways as time goes on, and eventually, I'll be that crazy lady with lots of cats. Or, in my case, dogs. Or fish. Or books.

Gee, I'm in a really chatty mood given that it's almost 1am. Maybe I should go to bed. But I'm listening to such awesome music...
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Gah, whatever!
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There are few things that I hate more than making someone uncomfortable unintentionally because of something I said. It really bothers me, probably far more than it should, and I then continue to feel guilty about it for days afterwards.

Anyway, today has been sort of a wash. I'm going to New York tonight, so that'll be okay.

Thing I'm happy about: chocolate pudding at the cafe. Chocolate pudding with whipped cream and sprinkles is such a fantastic pick-me-up.
Thing I'm less happy about: It's already 314 and I've done nothing today.
Thing I'm working on: getting through the mails in my inbox I should have dealt with on Friday.
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Tonight I get to hang out with The Other Woman. Actually, in this case, I might be the other woman, but whatever. It's still uncomfortable, and I hate drama. (Actually, you could have guessed this last from the millions of entries I've written saying that recently.) The rest of the day has been relatively good. I was productive at work, and lo and behold, I did (mostly) clean my apartment. You can see the floor now. It's actually beige, not miscellaneous-stuff-colored.

Thing I am happy about: Right now? This: http://youtube.com/watch?v=77zxCAfVeD8 Also, the fact that after 6 hours of work, my apartment is liveable again. Good thing, too, since Alexandra is spending the night.
Thing I am less happy about: The price of airplane tickets to various locations, including but not limited to Ohio and Japan.
Thing I am working on: Maintaining a good attitude and optimizing awkwardness.
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I am sick. Or rather, my throat hurts and my muscles ache. I know exactly where I caught it from too, and that's an amusing story in and of itself. It's actually not that amusing, so I won't bore you with the details.

Work continues apace. My ability to do said work continues less avidly.

Drama sucks. Anyone who says differently is either lying or a sociopath. I believe I am acquiring a long list of neutral locations down in the Penninsula and up in the city. These locations will come in helpful when I need to have awkward conversations.

Thing I am happy about: Meeting new people who seem cool, talking with them, and discovering that they are, in fact, cool.
Thing I am less happy about: Being sick and still needing to be at work because I have Important Meetings.
Thing I am working on: stifling jealousy when I have no right to be jealous. This is much harder than I would have suspected.
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Happy November 1! It's the beginning of NaNoWriMo (for more, go to http://www.nanowrimo.org)! It's the beginning of the end of the quarter! As I keep mentioning, for the last two Novembers, I've written things that I am happy about as a way to increase my overall happiness.

Well. Lately, I've been rather unhappy. October was going so well and then it basically all fell apart. My job isn't quite where I want it to be, my love life is confused and angsty (but not good angst -- I'd be okay with good angst), I'm not sleeping well (again, even though I'm not drinking much caffeine), and it's getting colder.

On the flipside, my pilot light has stayed lit for a while, and my fish are good (thanks for asking). You may remember back at the beginning of the month, I said my fish were sick and likely to die (http://prismakaos.livejournal.com/116963.html). Well, I was wrong. Really wrong. Pluto recovered. While Pluto was suffering from what I now believe is body fungus, Earth developed ridiculous mouth fungus, but recovered. Usually, when fish get mouth fungus badly enough that bits of their body start rotting off, they die within a matter of days. But, no, Earth used the heater to try and restrain the infection, and eventually I got my stuff in gear, cleaned the tank, and added salt, which fixed a lot of the issues. So, now everyone seems to be fine. I went over to Michelle's the other day and visited their father and sister, both of whom are much bigger than my guys are. I may need to get a bigger tank.

Thing I am happy about: talking to Ryan again. I determined that deliberately ignoring a problem actually makes it worse and more consuming because you feel guilty when you start thinking about it.
Thing I am less happy about: my smoke detector. It has developed a rather annoying habit of beeping at me at 3 in the morning. I believe that it needs its batteries changed.
Thing that I am working on: finding (appropriate) humor in situations.
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For Christmas this year, I want a pleasant surprise.

Sadly, this cannot be a new computer, for I now have a working Admin-access computer with accompanying monitor (nice), keyboard (average but at least the right color) and mouse (OMG, DIE). Need speakers, or at least some way of hooking the ones I have here up to the computer in the kitchen. I don't really want to move the speakers, but I don't have any way of plugging in the computer into the outlets in my living room. Because the outlets in my living room are from the sixties, when they didn't have 3 prong appliances. Neolithic twerps.

In other news, I found a recipe for bread. And I will attempt to make said bread sometime this weekend, maybe. Assuming that I don't reread the recipe and go "HOW LONG?!!!" and run down to the local McDonalds to acquire some of their McWonderBread instead. Not that that's the same kind of bread AT ALL, but beggars (or at least lazy ones) can't be choosers.

In additional other news, I called my parents something on the order of 5 times today. Once to say "Hi", once to let my mom know that I thought my shirt was ruined because I spilled coffee on it, once to ask my dad about checks with old addresses, once to tell my mom that my shirt was fine, and then finally to let them know that I had spent large quantities of money on their card for food since I'd just spent excessively large quantities of money on my card for electronics and was running close to my credit limit. They were highly amused. Highly amused.

I ate toast today. No, really. I really did eat toast, so this is now officially an "I ate toast" blog.

Actually, right now, I feel more like [livejournal.com profile] troglodyteking since I have a bunch of stuff that I want to talk about in a high-minded philosophical manner, but I can't formulate it well enough at the moment to be able to write it down. It involves something to do with relationships, so I'm not sure it would be all that interesting to many of the people on here, especially those concerned with logic and problem solving.

See, that's the biggest tolerance that I think most relationships have to develop. Most (not all, there are always exceptions) guys are very much like "you have a problem? Great, here's how to solve it and let me be logical in the meanwhile" and girls (again, not all) tend to want to explore the problem to the fullest extent and meander about before trying to come up with a solution that they're happy with. Guys just sort of optimize the problem and discover the correct solution, regardless of how easy (or nice) it is to implement. That, and I like complaining. Gives me something to talk about.

It was raining today, yet another thing that reminds me of [livejournal.com profile] troglodyteking. He does often like the rain. Bunches of my guy friends (who coincidentally ALL like to hike) were overjoyed by the rain and the coolness of the weather. Meanwhile, I went out for a small walk, got completely drenched and ended up shivering for a good half an hour. I'm not ready for fall, much less winter. Though, I did check www.farmersalmanac.com and it said that this winter was supposed to be mild. I wonder whether it predicted the drought that we had last year, since I'm getting the sense that it's going to be a long protracted rainy winter. We'll see - maybe I'm just pessimistic and the weather gods will surprise me with their benevolence.

On the other hand, winter = Christmas = family = good, so maybe by that transitive process, we can say that winter = good. But maybe not.

So, in conclusion: I ate toast. I went shopping. It rained. I was cold. The end.
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Today is 11 September 2007. There was much less fuss about today than I figured there would be, but I think Google exists more in a bubble than Stanford did. We're a little less on the dorm-sensationalist side, and perhaps there's not that much going on today anyway. It's not even on the first page of Google news, and is apparently being used as a centerpiece of political campaigns. I'm not sure I'm okay with that, even if it is the American way. http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&q=9%2F11&btnG=Search+News

For you gun-toting libertarians out there, here's an interesting (unabashedly pro-gun) article about how gun control laws work in Switzerland. http://www.guncite.com/swissgun-kopel.html I'm amused perhaps more because Switzerland is such a neutral country.

Other things, like how to deal with a coworker who has achieved an interest in another coworker, have also crossed my mind and seem to be generally affecting my ability to concentrate because every few hours a conversation comes up and I have to respond to it. well no, I don't have to, but it's fun and is kind of what I enjoy doing anyway. People are my favorite thing in the whole wide world.

I can't decide whether I should tell coworker B that coworker A is interested in him. I wish I were subtler, or could learn the fine art of asking questions without implications or dancing without implying nymphomania. I just really like club dancing with cute boys (and girls). On the other hand, I do spend much of my time browsing sex stores and porn sites (at least while at work), so I'm not real shy talking about the subject.

[livejournal.com profile] henryseg will be in town starting Thursday. Should be entertaining at the very least. He's out this way for a Second Life thing. I'm sort of jealous at how together his life is, but I'm kind of working on mine too...

Also, I seem to be acquiring large amounts of redheads. This is kind of odd, since up until the last few months, I don't think I knew anyone with red hair, really... And then I dated Graeme, and now there's my redheaded coworker, my redheaded engineer, the other redhead engineer, the redhead from Saudi... So odd.

Vaguely missing Saudi and the compound now - maybe I'll get Middle Eastern food tomorrow...

To end... )
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I really just said, "I swear, I get most of my best work done lying on my back in my bed," and meant it. We'll just ignore the massive innuendo here and move on rapidly to things involving how much I'd like to be sleeping right now.

It's a really really strong desire, this sleep thing, based on the fact that I got approximately 2 hours of sleep, a 6 hour break, and then an additional 3 hours of sleep. Don't try this at home, kids. Trained professionals only.

People are crazy. Sleep debt is not a new experience, but intentionally accumulating it in order to try new things? Generally not worth it, in my book. But on the other hand, I love my sleep since I get so little of it.

Tequila shots tonight and then possibly WoW, and I'm already cranky from lack of sleep. Should prove... "interesting."
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Three important rules for breaking up
Don't put off breaking up when you know you want to
Prolonging the situation only makes it worse
Tell him honestly, simply, kindly, but firmly
Don't make a big production
Don't make up an elaborate story
This will help you avoid a big tear jerking scene
If you wanna date other people say so
Be prepared for the boy to feel hurt and rejected
Even if you've gone together for only a short time,
And haven't been too serious,
There's still a feeling of rejection
When someone says she prefers the company of others
To your exclusive company,
But if you're honest, and direct,
And avoid making a flowery emotional speech when you break the news,
The boy will respect you for your frankness,
And honestly he'll apeciate the kind of straight foward manner
In which you told him your decision
Unless he's a real jerk or a cry baby you will remain friends
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This weekend was just awesome. I mean, whoa, awesome.Cut for length )

Then work this morning, where I have gotten no work done. Ah, well.

ETA: fucking quotation marks.
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here it is, a blast from the past, tips for Valentine's day from long ago:

it's that time of year again; the time of year that taken males and single females hate. that's right, it's almost valentine's day. Well, not for another whole week, but when you walk through the grocery store and are immediately greated by giant red/pink/white displays of chocolate, roses, etc...how can you not stop and think to yourself, "god, this is worse than christmas"? remember, guys, there are worse days to show your affection for a romantically attractive human. like the day of their grandmother's funeral.

-if you give a girl roses, do not give her eleven. she will wonder where the other one went.
-stuffed animals that scream "love me tender" are not cute. no matter what.
-check that she even likes chocolate before splurging on a box of godiva. you *were* going to splurge, weren't you?
-learn to differentiate between 'coral' and 'pink' roses and 'red' and 'dark red' roses. pink is not acceptable under any circumstances, and red is only partially acceptable (due to the cliches surrounding it). if you think red roses are too forward, try traditional white.
-flowers other than roses are okay, with the exception of carnations, since carnations are considered the cheap imitation of roses. unless she *likes* carnations.
-giving a girl clothing is not a good idea under all but the tiniest of circumstances. don't risk getting killed. gift cards are more acceptable but still carry massive risks.
-dinner is a cliched but decent idea; make reservations weeks in advance, since everyone will have your same brilliant idea.
-sweet handwritten notes are fabulous...unless they're stalkerish scary
-good surprises are good...
-extravagant gifts are generally bad...don't spend more than your college tuition.
-in our fantasy world, guys sing songs to the girl; this is not a viable option unless other people think your voice is decent. if so, selections such as "lady luck" "fly me to the moon" and other sinatra favorites are generally good. stuff like "closer" by nin is not a good idea. think soul singers.
-stubble burn SUCKS. consider shaving right before you see your girl. if you don't, it's very possible you may only get a half-hearted peck on the cheek for all your efforts...and that would just be a shame.
-flowers should only be bought "just because." don't try to sell yourself, she won't buy it.
-avoid commercialism altogether...just make your gifts and get everything right. make sure you start weeks in advance.

and now, the phrase of the day, brought to you by brach's sweethearts: "kiss me"
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i'm having a really grumpy day. i dunno why either, since i got up later, since i have to be here later, so i got more sleep. maybe it's coz i paid my bills. i guess the large amounts of money vanishing might do that to me...

...sigh. i wish this day were over. only four and a half hours left... and then i get to have dinner with not-quite-robert...should be...entertaining, at least. he's threatening to make me go salsa dancing with him.

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