Monday, September 29, 2008

I Surf Like a Boy

Your Surfing Habits are 80% Male, 20% Female

If we had to guess, we would guess that you are a man.

You use the internet to make your life more efficient - and to make you smarter.

For you, the internet is like a vast encyclopedia.

You search and surf extensively. You look up everything online.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Zen and the Art of the Silly Party

Isn't it fun when one thing you think is fun turns out to be connected to something else you think is fun? Such is the case with Zen Noir and Michael Palin for President. It turns out that Marc Rosenbush is behind both of them.

Thanks Marc!

Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes

As I mentioned in a previous post, I don't much go for all those regular girlie things like shoes and handbags. This week marks a solemn occassion because I have spent more than ever before on a pair of shoes. $85. I know, if I were a "Sex in the City" girl that would be like one shoe. Maybe. On sale.

But I am definitely NOT a "Sex in the City" girl. So what bit of footwear convinced me to pay about $50-70 more than I normally would? (Yes, you have no idea how cheap I can be.) Was it Jimmy Choo or some other sexy, hip modern designer? Oh hellll no. You can't seduce me with strappy, saucy, high-heeled goodness. The sweet nothings that had to be whispered in my ear were "gore-tex uppers" and "vibram soles." Yeah, baby, I got myself a pair of Merrell hiking boots.

I picked up my last pair of hiking boots at an outlet store for $15. (Nice ones, original retail $75.) The most I've ever paid for hiking boots before was $50 (on sale, of course). For "work shoes" (category of flats, heels, boots, etc) I think my top dollar purchase has been $40. In my mind, if life were fair I would be able to live in Converse High Tops. But life, she is not fair, eh?

So how much have YOU ever paid for a pair of shoes? Be honest, this is for posterity...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dude. We TOLD You Not to Invite Them

I will admit that my first thought when I read this article was, "Uh... the Emmy's were on Sunday...?"

But after reading that reality hosts opened the show, and bombed, I was glad that I missed the whole thing.
"It's like, we let you into the party and you spilled beer all over the couch," one industry insider said of the reality hosts. - Hollywood Reporter
Well, you know, we could have told you that would happen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My First Mate is a Monkey*

Are you looking for the lyrics to the song "The First Mate is a Monkey"? Click here!

You Are 70% Pirate

Garrrr, yer a true pirate down to yer bones.

Yer an originial sea dog, an' ye certainly have earned yer sea legs.

No one be goin' to accuse ye o' bein' a landlubber.

Ye got yer eye on the prize, an' yer willin' to go pillagin' fer some booty.

The post title comes from one of my very, very favorite silly Disney pirate song, The First Mate Is a Monkey off the Swashbuckling Sea Songs album. I also have my own full sized Jolly Roger flag so I think you can see how I scored so well...

We're Number One

The latest search term that we found out we come in at number one for? "Now that's funny, right there."

Hopefully Larry the Cable Guy will come by and find out how we managed to make it to #1 on his catch phrase. Hey baby, that's Wikiality.

Organoleptic Exploration of Chocolate

Do you love chocolate? Maybe you love it enough to learn how to taste it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Random Table: Apology

There is someone I need to apologize to who also happens to be a bit of a D&D geek like myself, so I thought, "Hey! I wonder if there is a random apology table?" Unfortunately, no. So, I will just have to build my own. (Or if it is out there on the World Wide Web it is buried deep enough that I'm not digging for it.)

Fortunately there are some great online resources like Perfect Apology and their page Ways to Say Sorry, iApologize, and the Bureau of Communications. Now, I just put it into a random table...

01 Buy a Star
02-05 Flowers
06-10 Gift Basket
11-15 Candy
16-22 Stuffed Animal
23-30 Official Notice of Apology (form A-001)
31-35 Poetry
36-39 Quotes
40-49 Music
50-65 e-Card
66-88 Cartoon
89-94 Message in a Bottle
95-99 Quirky apology kitsch
100 YourCover Personalized Magazine Covers

If you need some virtual dice, Wizard has you covered.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ricky, You Got Some S'plainin' to Do

Although he seems quite charming, I think that Ricky Gervais and I wouldn't get along. I'm watching his interview on The Daily Show (new last night) and he just said that he thinks he likes collecting facts because he's "a man." Well, uh, actually I think that is probably the strength theme of "Input" and last I checked it was in my top 5 strengths. (Remember, I didn't name *myself* Soogle.)
People strong in the Input theme have a craving to know more. Often they like to collect and archive all kinds of information.
I collect information the way other girls collect shoes, handbags and jewelry. And yes, I really am a girl, I promise. Just one of those strange ones who accessorizes with things like a "Dictionary of Symbols" (a birthday gift and quite awesome). I've told you I was a total geek before so don't act all surprised on me now.

So, anyway, I went to check Ricky out on IMDB Pro (since I'm a member, since I have an obsessive love of entertainment information and free IMDB didn't feed enough of my jones), and found this quote from him.
I hate lateness. I hate people who are late. There is no excuse for turning up late for anything. I've never been late for anything in my life. I was actually born a week premature, because I wanted to be early for my own birth. Being late is an insult to me.
Ugh! So, I would annoy him as much as he has annoyed me.

Random Encounter Table: Arctic and Sub-Arctic

Well, Stephen, I did look it up and see that you rolled something between an 11 and 15. And wouldn't that be a *pair* of Frost Giants? Perhaps an ambiguously gay duo of Frost Giants? I rolled a 43 and, sure, that may only be an Arctic Hare (solitary) but I tell you it has FANGS!

Say It Once More, With Feeling

One thing that's been great for the last 13 years is that I can always go to and get the perfect wav file to express myself.

Today's perfect wav:
"You know, there's something about doing this crappy job day-in and day-out that makes me want to kill myself... and you." — Kristen Johnston (Sally Solomon) from 3rd Rock From the Sun

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm a Hyperdrive!

I've quit caffeine so I thought I'd torture myself with this quiz.

You Are
A Mocha Frappuccino

Hyper and driven, you'll take your caffeine any way you can get it. Frappuccinos are good, but you'd probably chew coffee beans in a crunch!

This isn't the first thing I've ever read to accuse me of chewing on coffee beans or downing coffee grounds in a pinch. There must be something about me...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Want to Register Silly Party

Finally, a candidate I can get behind... and then we can both walk funny to the voting booth.

Look at the adorable fuzzy thing I got for signing up for the party newsletter.

That's pretty much what I looked like today. Except my hair was a little wilder.

Prop to Pam for the link.

There Can Be ONLY ONE!

For a spot of entertainment, check out the M&M Combat write-up. One day we will have a genetically superior M&M.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ask Me About My Wax

You Are Brazil

You are carefree and fun loving. You like to party all night.

You are warm and physically affectionate. No one is friendlier than you.

You are lively and a great conversationalist. You can talk for hours.

You are creative and willing to take risks. You are a true free spirit.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Obviously Hadn't Considered the Risks of Blogging

But xkcd has pointed this out to me with his bar chart. I just want to know... who died in a blogging accident?

If I'd Known I Was Going to Have Company I Would Have Put Something Nicer On (Post #1k)

You know how it goes. Even with a vanity blog (can we really call this anything else?) you write all sorts of things you would love for the world to see and hardly anyone comes to your door. Then, the day you get a spate of hits, all you have on your front page is an unending list of personality tests... the t-shirt and sweats of the blogging world. Seriously, could I have been a little LESS interesting today?

To give credit where credit is due, the hits came after I posted a comment on DSL Reports' article Google Changes Controversial Chrome TOS. Thanks to Karl I will now have to go back to reading internet download Terms of Service agreements before I accidentally give away my first born and 20 head of sheep.

Go out and give Karl a little internet love at DSL Reports. I hesitate to do any reviews for him since Momma always said if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. And even though I had a good interaction with Comcast today I'm still not ready to forgive them yet. As I doubt that Dave Barry is, either.

Oh, and as I pointed out in the title, this is my post number 1,000 on the Thoughts. Other blogs may come and go, but here we still are. Five years, one thousand posts just from yours truly, and each one of them just stuffed full of internet entertainment.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Oh, Right, I'm Supposed to Be a Writer...

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.

An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.

You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.

A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Someone Give Jason My Number...

Oh, this is sad because it's true. I really liked It's Your Move back in the 80s and more recently his character was my favorite part of Hancock.

Your 80s Hunk Is

Jason Bateman