Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cryptic Who Post

So, there's been some Doctor Who news. I'll just link to it without comment, since I guess it's the sort of thing that might actually count as a spoiler if the only place you ever hear Doctor Who news is on my blog and are capable of considering things that get official press releases from the BBC as spoilers. And also because I don't actually have much of a comment, except to say that I'm deeply amused by the fact that apparently said news came in while I'd stepped away from my computer for a brief period to have a conversation in which, among other things, I confidently asserted that precisely this was not going to happen. Heh.

Feel free to discuss in the comments, by the way. We'll call 'em read-at-your-own-risk for people who live in caves.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Most Unsurprising Stupid Quiz Result Ever

Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


24% Logical, 12% Spatial, 65% Linguistic, 24% Intrapersonal, 25% Interpersonal, 14% Musical, 10% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 51% Naturalistic!

"Verbal-linguistic intelligence has to do with words, spoken or written. People with verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically good at reading, writing, telling stories and memorizing words and dates. They tend to learn best by reading, taking notes, listening to lectures, and via discussion and debate. They are also frequently skilled at explaining, teaching and oration or persuasive speaking. Those with verbal-linguistic intelligence learn foreign languages very easily as they have high verbal memory and recall, and an ability to understand and manipulate syntax and structure.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include writers, lawyers, philosophers, journalists, politicians and teachers." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test at HelloQuizzy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Civic Duty Discharged

I just went down to the county clerk's office and cast an early vote. I'm told that New Mexico is encouraging people to do that, probably in hopes of avoiding what happened last time, when it took freaking weeks just to count the ballots. (Yeah, they don't call this the land of maƱana for nothing.)

Anyway, I have voted. This means that everybody can stop campaigning at me now. At this point, I'm not legally allowed to change my mind.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Linkage of Randomosity

The Star Trek A-Team: I find this way more entertaining than it has any right to be. Possibly because it makes me all nostalgic for the 80s. And the 60s, for that matter, even if I wasn't actually born yet.

Star Trek mistakes: Just in case that wasn't enough Trek for ya, here's extensive video proof that when it comes to maintaining careful internal consistency the Star Trek universe, um, doesn't.

The N+7 Machine: Enter some text to see what it looks like when you replace all the nouns with other nouns seven dictionary entries away. Because, admit, it, you're just that bored.

The Eyeball Game: See how accurately you can form parallelograms and bisect angles and stuff just by eyeballing. I scored 7.18. But then, I can't hang picture frames straight.

PalinAsPresident: Funniest political satire I've seen outside of Comedy Central.

Baby tigers monkey around: An article about a cimpanzee that is helping to raise orphaned baby white tigers. I include it here because it contains the cutest pictures ever, and also because I feel a great sense of solidarity with my fellow feline-raising primates.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Resurrected Google Meme

I remember doing some variant of this meme ages and ages ago, but I think this version is somewhat more entertaining.

Go to Google and type in your first name and the given phrase. Copy and paste the first sentence/phrase you get that makes sense (and isn't someone else's response to this meme).

Q: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search.
A: Betty needs a real sanctuary. (I dunno, under the covers with a book and a mug of tea works pretty well for me, really.)

Q: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search.
A: Seriously, though, Betty looks like one of the Olsen twins. The ugly one. (Hey! And aren't they both equally ugly?)

Q: Type in "[your name] says" in Google search.
A. Directory of Deals and Opportunities for the 50+ crowd! (You hear me, old people? Better do what I say if you want deals and opportunities and stuff!)

Q: Type in "[your name] wants" in Google search.
A: Betty wants a dick. (*ahem* No comment.)

Q: Type in "[your name] does" in Google search.
A: MySpace music profile for Betty Does with tour dates, songs, videos, pictures, blogs, band information, downloads and more. (The stuff I do is so awesome, it has a band named after it!)

Q: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search.
A: BETTY HATES MYSPACE. (It's true, there are reasons I've avoided signing up for that thing.)

Q: Type in "[your name] asks" in Google search.
A: Betty Makes A Video Tape To Give To Madonna To Ask Her For A New Signed Copy Of Her New Album Hard Candy To Give To Justin ! (I hope Justin appreciates it.)

Q: Type in "[your name] goes" in Google search.
A: Betty goes a go-go. (Go!)

Q: Type in "[your name] likes" in Google search.
A: Betty likes to play "guy" games, too. (Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.)

Q: Type in "[your name] eats" in Google search.
A: Betty Eats a Pasty Lunch. (I know it's an actual foodstuff in some parts of the world, but, man, "pasty lunch" just sounds really unappetizing.)

Q: Type in "[your name] wears" in Google search.
A: Betty wears a hot summer makeup trend. (That is a scurrilous lie!)

Q: Type in "[your name] was arrested for" in Google Search.
A: Betty was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. (I have no idea how that got there, I swear!)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Please Send Coffee

My body and brain appear to have gotten together and staged a revolt. They are now categorically refusing to shift wake/sleep hours any more, no matter how hard I try to persuade them. "Midnight to 8 AM is good enough for normal people," they tell me, "and we're just going to stop right here." Which would be well and good, except for the fact that I have to work a night shift tomorrow. A 12-hour night shift, even.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Isn't It November Yet?

Things that irritate me unreasonably, #573: politicians whose campaign rhetoric is all about how concerned they are about protecting the interests not of "citizens" or "constituents" or "people," but of "families." Hey, guys, some of us single people are out here making a better world for your precious rugrats to live in, you know. Is there some reason why we don't count?

(Bah. I get really cranky when I'm sleep-deprived. Also, I'm going to be really happy when this whole damned thing is over. I swear, if they'd just saved the trees from all the frigging campaign propaganda I've gotten in my mailbox in the last month, global warming would be less of a threat.)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I'm Not Awake Enough To Do Much Else, So Have Another Stupid Quiz.

Your result for How Will You Survive a Horror Film Test...

The Intellectual!

76 Survivor

In a horror movie you would be the one that sits back reading the books or checking the computer for sources to get information on the situation at hand. You don't believe that you need to necessarily stick your neck out to survive, and your main goal is just survive, hopefully with someone to share the victory with. As for watching horror films? Well, you might want to go alone and sit away from the crowd. You are the one that sits there making judgements through the film pointing out how stupid the characters are. You may end up wearing more popcorn than you eat.

Take How Will You Survive a Horror Film Test at HelloQuizzy

Yeah, that sounds like me.

This Again

Current clothes: White t-shirt with a picture of Brak from Space Ghost on it. Blue short-sleeved denim shirt unbuttoned over that. Blue jeans. Black belt. White socks. Fuzzy Eeyore slippers, one of which is missing an ear.

Current mood: Not bad. Kind of relaxed.

Current music: The Best of Bowie.

Current annoyance: One of the cats just did something very smelly in the cat box in the next room. Pheww!

Current thing: Being obsessed with random TV shows, maybe, but there's nothing new about that.

Current desktop picture: This photo of a meteor shower seen from a mountaintop in Romania.

Current book: Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) by Tom Vanderbilt. I'm only about 50 pages in, but I'm already finding it entertainingly written and very interesting.

Current song in head: "Moonage Daydream." (See "current music.")

Current DVD in player: Disc 3 of season 3 of Supernatural. This isn't a show that's going to win any awards for sophisticated and nuanced writing (although, bless its little heart, it tries), but the more I watch, the more thoroughly I'm enjoying it. (Well, except for that one I just saw, which started out by re-enacting my freakiest recurring nightmare and then showed me maggot-covered food while I was eating spaghetti. So not cool, show.)

Current refreshment: Hot tea.

Current worry: I really hope I'm going to manage to stay awake long enough today to switch myself over from night shift onto day shift. Too often when I try to make the transition by just staying up like this, I'm pretty much down for the count by noon. But I've had to cover a bunch of extra hours this week, which means doing it gradually was out.

Current thought: I am not sleepy. I cannot possibly be sleepy yet!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Coded Messages

Just a reminder for those few people who might actually want to call me on the telephone: as of today, you have to remember to use the new area code (575), or you're either going to get a "not in service" message or some annoyed stranger in a different part of the state.

Not that I'm necessarily going to pick up if you call, what with my insane work schedule and all, but people have been known to have entirely pleasant and satisfying conversations with my answering machine.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Set A Course For the Uncharted Territories!

I just pre-ordered the first two Farscape comics! Hooray!

Whee! I Get To Ride Around On Obama's Head!

I seem to remember taking a different version of this test before, but what the heck. It's an election year.

You are a

Social Liberal
(83% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(35% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Strong Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

(Except, hmm, it's not showing the results with the faces on it, so now the title of this post makes no sense. Oh, well. It's hardly the first time I've failed to make sense here.)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Suddenly, Agreeing To Work Those Extra Night Shifts This Weekend Begins To Look Like A Worse Plan.

Dear Day People,

Do I come to your house and ring your doorbell at 4 AM? Do I?

Groggily and grumpily,

Dear Religious Day People,

Do I come to your house and ring your doorbell at 4 AM and hand you atheistic propaganda? Do I? I do not. But sometimes I am tempted to start.

Groggy, grumpy, and unconverted,

Friday, October 03, 2008

My Only Comment On Current Events

Man, I can tell the economy is bad. For the first time ever, I'm getting more spam offering debt reduction than penis enlargement.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

My Spidey Sense Is Tingling!

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Green Lantern
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Iron Man
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test