Dude… when did I come up with this and why aren’t I using it? Good god, I want the WIAN layout to die and go away. Facelifts are most certainly in the future. How far in the future, of course, is unknown.

I’m compiling a huge list of all the WIAN subs I’ve gotten over the past age. Good lord, I have the mother of all updated ahead of me. Of course, roughly 1/2 of them feature different takes on the same word (If one more person emails me with a potential “billywig” etymology, I’m going to scream) or beat-yourself-over-the-head-obvious connections I implied with the intent of letting people figure it out for themselves. ::sigh:: But I shouldn’t be annoyed. I should thank all the submitters on bended knee. And I have to look throught the 800+ RML emails I’ve saved with the intention of adding rubbish to my quotes page. God save us all.

Bumper sticker suggested by my friend Keith. Meant in jest. Flames will be posted for public mockery and scorn. The joke may require a bit of thought, then great feelings of “why didn’t *I* think of that”. I’m considering a less eye-injuring color scheme, but it seems to work amusingly with the subject matter. Tra la.

Trying to brainstorm for names for my new laptop… I’m leaning towards “Jimmy”, after the 4th Lone Gunman. While I usually give my stuff female names (Mark, my camera, excepted), I’m more in favor of a male name for my computer. Other ideas include “Jason”, after the Foxtrot character; and “Marvin” (my other favourite), “Ford”, or “Arthur”, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide. I’m ironically considering naming my tablet “Mouse”, after the much-loved Matrix character. Or naming my laptop and tablet pair Ford and Arthur… I dunno. Ideas?

Ooh, alignment goodness! I could get some rockin’ astral photos… My kingdom for a city free from light pollution! I wish I could convince my parents to go to our lakehouse-y thing in East Texas on the 4th or 5th… that would rock.

Edit: Whee! I just remembered that that weekend is the Jesuit production of “The Little Prince”! Yayfun! And “The Twelfth Night” is the weekend after that. Hurrah!

Sannali asks what I’m reading today:

  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller (rereading)

  • Thief of Time and Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (rereading)

  • Expecting Someone Taller, Tom Holt
  • I’ve had “Comfort and Joy”, “Three Bedroom House”, “Apology to a Cow”, and “I Imagine You’re Upset” stuck in my head for the past few days. Percy help me. Anyway, I talked with Casey the other day, and she said that Mrs. Felice was no longer considering “Bat Boy” for next year’s musical, as Mr. Oliver wasn’t very fond of it. ::wrinkles nose slightly:: I look forward to seeing what she actually chooses! ::hearts joyous memories of H2$::

    ::drools:: Guess who’s getting a new computer? ::squeals madly:: Originally, we were planning to get a new computer next year to take to college, as my current computer is really getting up there in the years, but my dad convinced me (as if I needed much convincing — HA!) to move the date up a year. This is the mother of supercharged laptops. I keep wanting to pinch myself to make sure I’m not still dreaming, but we ordered it last night. 1.8GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB SDRAM, 40GB hard drive, 8x CD-RW/DVD drive, 250MB Zip drive, a USB hub (allows you to add 3 additional much-needed USB ports), 15″ ultrasharp screen (I’ll keep my old monitor for when I use it as a desktop)… the list goes on. I feel like I’m going to pop an artery or something. Joy, joy, joy, joy, joy! ::squeals again and hugs everyone:: Quite a leap from dear HAL (how many people here named their computers HAL? This is disturbing).

    Other amusing things:

    1. I am so talented. We played kickball in PE the other day. When it was my turn at “bat”, I kicked it way high in the air. It bounced off the ceiling and pegged me in the shoulder. This is the first case I’ve heard of someone getting themselves out. I was amused.

    2. I’ve determined I need more sleep. Occasionally, when I talk, all nouns in the sentence will shift over one place. One golden comment yesterday was “The topic of the word is day”. I intended to say “the word of the day is ‘Grrrr’.” Hurrah.

    3. I dreamed that there was a woman on the Socialist ticket running for president, who came to Hockaday to campaign. She claimed that both her parents were 100% Native American, but she didn’t look like it at all. She was evidently a fan of Cult of Lincoln and wanted to use one of my random quotes as a campaign slogan. This turned out to be “Every society needs a cry like that, but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is ‘Remember-The-Atrocity-Committed-Against-Us-Last-Time-That-Will-Excuse-The-Atrocity-That-We’re-About-To-Commit-Today! And So On! Hurrah!'”, which is actually from Pratchett’s Thief of Time. Interesting.