Jan. 28th, 2008 03:53 pm
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Interesting words that don't have a direct English analogue.  Guess which one's my favorite. 

Kummerspeck (Germany): "Grief bacon" - the weight that you gain by overeating when you’re worried about something. 
Attaccabottoni (Italy): A "buttonholer" - someone who corners casual acquaintances or even complete strangers for the purpose of telling them their miserable life stories. 
Modré Pondeli (Czech): "Blue Monday" - When you skip coming in to work to give yourself a three-day weekend. 
Razbliuto (Russia): The feeling you have for a person you used to love, but don’t anymore. 
Shitta (Iran): Leftover dinner that’s eaten for breakfast. 
Tartle (Scotland): To momentarily forget the name of the person you’re talking to. The word helps reduce the social embarrassment of such situations: "I’m sorry, I tartled there for a moment." 
Pana po’o (Hawaii): To scratch your head in an attempt to remember something you’ve forgotten. 
Ngaobera (Easter Island): A sore throat caused by too much screaming. 
Backpfeifengesicht (Germany): A face that’s just begging for somebody to put their fist in it. 
Papierkrieg (Germany): "Paper war" - bureaucratic paperwork whose only purpose is to block you from getting the refund, insurance payment, or other benefit that you have coming. 
Rujuk (Indonesia): To remarry your ex-wife. 
Mokita (New Guinea): The truth that everyone knows, but no one will speak about. 
Gorrero (Spain, Central America): Someone who never picks up the check. 
Fucha (Poland): Using your employer’s time and resources for your own purposes.

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What Daniel Means
You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row. You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace. People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality. You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality. You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people. You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts. You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals. You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing. You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long. You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together. At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together. You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow. You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily. Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.


Dec. 13th, 2007 09:39 am
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I am rescinding my death-curse.  I am officially allowed to vacate 1/31 as of about 5 minutes ago.  Huzzahs are in order!

Now the preparations begin in earnest.
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Perhaps I do have mind powers after all...  Just found out that my landlord has been out of the office so far this week as he has been "very sick".  Not sure how I feel about this.

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More Portal nonsense for those of you who love the cube.  When you beat the game (read: listening to this song may be a spoiler for you) it sings you this songThis guy made an animation because he was so full of epic and win, he apparently had to let some out. 

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I'm so tempted to buy one of these.  The only thing preventing me really is the price...  The idea of having my books readily at my fingertips, and being able to download new reading materials 24 hours a day is seriously sexy.  Been talking with friends about the relative merits of e-readers vs regular books, and this device just keeps getting more and more tempting as reviews surface.  Anyone else tempted?  Or, better yet, has anyone else bought one yet?
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This is probably not news to many of you, but the cake is a lie.
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No big surprise here.

Rex )

Zero Year

Sep. 27th, 2007 02:50 pm
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Stuck in my head all day:

Capital G )


Sep. 21st, 2007 09:31 am
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Stolen from Mental Floss...  Enjoy.



Aug. 26th, 2007 12:30 pm
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Thanks to everyone who came out to my Firefly-themed 30th birthday party.  There are too many people to list them all, but you made it a fantastic and memorable evening for me.  I've always secretly wanted a surprise party, and the fact that so many of my friends came together to organize and participate really means alot to me.  How many people in this life get a fantastic 30th birthday party, where they also watch Logan's Run?  Special thanks to [profile] silvertabby and [profile] skyethebard for keeping me very effectively in the dark, and generally being awesome, and much love to all my friends.

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Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

I think I can live with this.
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Gonna be in Huntsville this upcoming weekend, and wanted to let the people (admittedly few) that are in Hsv and read this know. If you're gonna be around sometime Fri-Mon, let me know. Also... I kinda want to get in touch with [profile] devilturnip, but it's been such a long time, I don't have any idea where to look.  If any of you have an email or phone #, I'd appreciate it very much.
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I can post at work again!

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Too many secrets.

My score on The Heroes Personality Test:

Mr. Bennet
(You scored 58 Idealism, 45 Nonconformity, 62 Nerdiness)

Are you on the list?
Congratulations, you're Mr. Bennet! You are one mysterious person with mysterious motives. Despite all the mystery, it's clear that you believe what you do is for the greater good, and you are obviously a well-educated person in your field.

Your best quality: Dedication to your work/organization/etc.
Your worst quality: Keeping too many secrets

Link: The Heroes Personality Test
(OkCupid Free Online Dating)


Feb. 13th, 2007 11:54 pm
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Every Tuesday night I am destroyed, and every Wednesday morning I am born again.

The few

Feb. 11th, 2007 02:30 pm
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Not everyone may get this, but I wanted to share anyway.

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My brother sent me a message including the things he was grateful for this morning, and it really made me think about how lucky I am to have such great friends.  Good friends really do make your life better, and I am truly fortunate in the people I know.  I just wanted to post (since I don't that terribly often) and thank my friends for being there for me, and being good friends in general.

Thanks guys.
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Sorry to everyone I've been out of touch with, but they banned LJ and MySpace in the work Cafe'.  Haven't been able to check ye olde updates at all, also tomorrow is my asset certification exam...  To say I've been busy is a bit of an understatement.  Heap big mojo on this one.

To reach me try e-mail or post on the MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/12411237 
I try to check it as often as I can.
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