What am I doing with a blog?

Awww…heck. I dunno.

*speechless* September 30, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 7:25 am

Thanks to eener who found this.

I’ve loved Sacha Cohen’s comedy ever since I saw a five hour fest of Ali G in London. Here he is again exposing some people’s ignorance and predudice.

It’s pretty disturbing.

 

neat-o misquito September 29, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:09 am

man
Originally uploaded by himbly.

Check this out.

 

S-s-sp-p-e-e-en-n-c-c-er September 28, 2005

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 10:32 am
Katharine Hepburn
You scored 26% grit, 9% wit, 47% flair, and 28% class!
You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you’d make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

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You scored higher than 80% on flair
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You scored higher than 57% on class

Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating
 

how great is this picture? September 27, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:26 am

sabrina
Originally uploaded by himbly.

 

no business like show business

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:19 am

ppo-movieboys
Originally uploaded by himbly.

While reading through blogs today, this one reminded me about the film fest going on right now. I really ought to talk about it since I have a very small role to play.

This year, I’m too busy to do much but work a few shifts. Usually I am super excited to be part of it, but this year too much going on.

Be that as it may, I worked on Sunday evening.

I can’t quite explain to you the shit show that is my booth during film fest. We get all sorts of film and new equipment in to pull this off. People are coming and going delivering or taking away stuff, there’s stacks of reels that need splicing or broken down to ship away, there’s schedules, revised schedules and revised revised schedules…

…and there’s a big bottle of rum that has the label “projectionist lubricant”.

This year I rushed in and asked my boss what there was to splice, break down, cry over, etc….

‘nothing’, he replied.

‘nothing?’, I asked.

You see, good reader(s), about half the films this year are on DVD. And although that made me breathe a sigh of relief because I had homework to do, it made me a little sad at the demise of an old craft.

Truth is…from what I’ve seen so far..you can’t make DVD look better than 35mm. Not yet.

So there.

Not that anyone cares…quality is becoming a concern of the past.

But, that’s another rant for another day.

(Luckily, the films I ran were on 35 mm so I got to strut my stuff anyway.)

 

…stuff…

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 12:10 am

Hello Nurse
Originally uploaded by himbly.

I try not to do regular posts about what’s going on in my life…blah blah blah

(say that like a vampire)

but, I seem to be doing that lately, so..what the hay, hey?

My grandmother is in the hospital again. This time blood clot in the arm. She called my mother…

who, by the way, is a fabulous person

…Saturday night and was in the hospital in short order when my mother saw that Nanny’s arm was blue and dead cold. Few hours later, quick slice, drag out bloodclot, sew ‘er up and bang…back in business.

I could never do it.

Sunday morning I was visting the hospital practically counting the ways I couldn’t ever be a doctor or nurse. The sight of my 89 year old grandmother, unwell from the drugs she had been given, attempting to remove said drugs from her system was enough to have me turn on my heel and wait in the little tv room until I judged it was appropriate to come back.

It makes me sad to see her in the hospital. She looks so tiny in that bed. I was rubbing her feet through the sheets and her legs seemed so small. I’m so used to seeing her so robust and Polish.

Anyway…I’m busy writing a paper on Kalaallisut (West Greenlandic).

 

one more September 24, 2005

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 10:53 am
Goody Two Shoes
You scored 68% Do Gooder, 66% Drive, and 78% Intellect!
Aw, don’t be hurt by that. You’re a good person…very nice and helpful to others, always lending a hand. Always, always offering to lend a hand, even perhaps when it’s not called for. Oh, and is that your raised hand in the air again? Why not let someone else answer next time?
But seriously, there should probably be more people like you in the world. Super-smart, driven, and warm-hearted. There would be many less problems in the world if there were more like you, and you should be proud of that. Just don’t forget a little ‘me’ time now and then, you deserve it.


All human being categories are: Lazy SOB, Rebel w/out a Cause, Evil Mastermind, Henchman, Criminal, Dictator, Frat Boy, Socialite, Philosopher, Stunt Double, Upstanding Citizen, Teacher, Cheerleader, Sister Mary DoGood, Benefactor, Loyal Sidekick, Candy Striper, Goody Two-Shoes.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 75% on Intellect

Link: The What Type of Human Are You? Test written by weeredIII on Ok Cupid
 

humour me

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 10:35 am
the Wit
(61% dark, 34% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)
your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you’re probably an intellectual, but don’t take that to mean pretentious. You realize ‘dumb’ can be witty–after all isn’t that the Simpsons’ philosophy?–but rudeness for its own sake, ‘gross-out’ humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it’s also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don’t know what I’m
talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart – Woody Allen – Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

– it rules –

If you’re interested, try my latest:
The Terrorism Test

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 74% on darkness
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You scored higher than 19% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 3% on vulgarity

Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating
 

test crazy

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 10:25 am
Smartass
You are 57% Rational, 57% Extroverted, 71% Brutal, and 71% Arrogant.
You are the Smartass! You are rational, extroverted, brutal, and arrogant. You probably consider people who are emotional and gentle to be big pussies who are obviously in lesser stature than you. You have many flaws, despite your seeming intelligence and cool-headedness. For instance, you aren’t very nice. In fact, you’re probably an asshole. And you are conceited and self-centered. Not only that, but you are very loud and vocal about all this, seeing as how you are extroverted. There is no better way to describe you than as a “smartass”, I’m afraid. Perhaps just “ass” would do, too. But that’s a little less literary and descriptive. At any rate, your main personality defect is the fact that you are self-centered, mean, uncaring, and brutally logical.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more RATIONAL than intuitive.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more BRUTAL than gentle.

4. You are more ARROGANT than humble.

Compatibility:

Your exact opposite is the Emo Kid.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Capitalist Pig, the Braggart, and the Sociopath.

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If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 83% on Brutality
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You scored higher than 83% on Arrogance

Link: The Personality Defect Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid
 

well, I should think so…

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 10:00 am
English Genius
You scored 85% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 100% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog: http://shortredhead78.blogspot.com/.

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You scored higher than 37% on Advanced
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You scored higher than 93% on Expert

Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid
 

I’m sure I’m a bit more geek and dork

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:51 am
Pure Nerd
65 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 30% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the “dork.” No-longer. Being smart isn’t as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.

Congratulations!

Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you’re interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

testid=8115472531704248346″>Love & Sexuality

America/Politics

Thanks Again! — THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

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You scored higher than 67% on nerdiness
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You scored higher than 48% on dork points

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid
 

test crazy

Filed under: quizzed — himbly @ 9:36 am
176,570 descendants
– you’re more genetically fit than 50% of the current population –
176,570. Not bad. You’re no Mongol warlord, but to have that many copies of your genetic code running around 800 years from now is pretty impressive.

You’re in the lower middle of the scoring spectrum, but, honestly, when you consider that the cheaters, swindlers, and football players of this world are statistically best-equipped to create children, scoring low is something to be proud of. As you’ll see below, some of your lines will die out, but nonetheless your genetic material will thrive here on earth for a long time to come.

A close friend of mine created a program to generate family trees for this test. It’s based on your unique answers. We accounted for sterility, birth rates, death rates, disease, drug abuse, nitwitism, and accidents and came up with this, for you. Note that you’ll have significant offspring with two separate partners; the second of your genetic lines is slighly faded to make the chart easier to read. The second line could represent either a second marriage or an affair:


My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 43% on fitnessfactor

Link: The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Test written by gwendolynbooks on Ok Cupid
 

same test, different style

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:23 am
You are a
Social Liberal
(71% permissive)

and an…
Economic Liberal
(25% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Democrat

Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating

 

my new addiction September 23, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 8:22 am

Actually…my newest addiction is doing homework. I can’t wait to start when I get home.

I hope this lasts.

But…my new addiction before that (and one that keeps on truckin’) is this:

fruit smoothies

After a talk with my hairdresser (about 6 weeks ago or so), I decided to ~drastically~ cut down the sugar in my diet. No sweets, no pop, less processed food…the sugar I put in coffee and tea and the stuff you find in other foods is enough.

But, how to satisfy my sweet craving?

Dude…flavoured (active) yogurt (I’ve been crazy about goat yogurt), soy milk and whatever fruit you have laying around the house. Blender.

oh my god, they are delicious!

As for the ‘less sugar’ thing, I am now evangelizing this to every man, woman and child I see. I’ve even convinced my mother and my father is leaning towards conversion. I feel great.

 

Invisible Children September 18, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — himbly @ 9:15 pm

Please check this site.

I worked at the theatre last night, for the first time in months.

I got to work just about halfway through a documentary called Invisible Children. Dropping my bags off in the booth, I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen and stood there transfixed – except for the times what I saw was so heartwrenching that I had to look away.

The ‘invisible children’ they were talking about were, seriously, thousands of children abducted by rebels in Uganda to become part of their army. They are:

a/ afraid to death of being kidnapped, so they run to the city hospital at night for protection causing severe overcrowding

b/ kidnapped anyway

c/ taken to the bush, given a gun and forced to watch other children brutally murdered in front of them for discipline and desensitization

d/ between the ages of five and twelve

if they do escape, they are either kidnapped again, killed, or -if they’re lucky- they live the rest of their lives with ~this~ behind them

if they don’t, they are forced to kill hundreds of people, nearly starved, abused sexually and otherwise, and very possibly eventually killed.

I don’t know how to end this post.