Saturday, December 06, 2003

found at The Writer's Almanac courtesy of Sami

Poem: "April Day in November, Edinburgh," by Norman MacCaig, from Collected Poems (Chatto and Windus).

April Day in November, Edinburgh

The sun punches through the cloud gaps
with strong fists and the wind
buffets the buildings
with boisterous good will.

Bad memories are blown away
over the capering sea. Life
pulls up without straining
the jungle tangle between us
and the future.

Easy to forget
the last leaves thicken the ground
and the last roses are dying
in their sad, cramped hospitals.

For gaiety's funfair whirls
in the gray squares. Energy
sends volts from suburb to suburb.

And April, gay trespasser,
dances the dark streets of November,
Pied Piper leading a procession
of the coloured dreams of summer.

Friday, November 21, 2003

from brendan's livejournal
Geek Chic.  Offbeat and with a thumbful of calluses, this hipster/trekkie hybrid spends most of his time catching Simpsons reruns and sucking down raspberry Jell-O.  However, he's still hip
You're Geek Chic. Offbeat and with a thumbful of
calluses, you spend most of your time catching
Simpsons reruns and sucking down raspberry
Jell-O. However, you're still a hipster,
you've still got your own style, and you
probably dig the Velvet Underground's "Who
Loves the Sun?"

What Kind of Hipster Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Saturday, November 15, 2003

subito stupid. that's how i feel.
or at least suddenly reaware of how stupid i am. some comments just rub me the wrong way.

i take myself too seriously

Tuesday, November 04, 2003 games affect peoples' social lives? [shocker.]
i think i'd like a break from life. could i die for a few years? does zac have a necromancer i can borrow? please?
ah well. at least there is sleep.
my BROTHER misspelled my last name.

Sunday, November 02, 2003

(11:30:36 PM): how do you do badly the second time around?

]yes, how do i? how do i fucking do it? i must be one of the stupidest people alive.[
save the forest! for the monkeys

Monday, October 20, 2003

Kill Bill is beautiful.

Sunday, October 19, 2003

my brother is one of the coolest people i know.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

Mucho stress. can't wait 'til 2nd batch of tests are over.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

I love Diagnosis Murder.
Dick Van Dyke ROCKS

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

stolen from kenny's profile

Friday, September 26, 2003

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to George Gershwin!

and happy 16th birthday to Hilary Duff.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Wouldn't it be cool if some unknown part of the universe (or out of it) experienced continually decreasing entropy? Then, when trying to contact extraterrestrial life, they'd transmit incredibly disordered "electromagnetic signals that other intelligent life could recognize as too" --disordered-- "to occur except by design."

eh, inside jokes don't work so well when you're the only one "inside".

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

"we have no choice. we have to use.... the dog whistle."

"is it on? i can't hear it."
"umm, it's too high-pitched, only animals can hear it?"
"oh. i knew that. i was just testing you."

wheee, cowboy bebop
You are ice. You have a cold exterior but a warm

What element is your soul?
brought to you by Quizilla

Actually, all the options for this "quiz" lead to the same result. I just like the picture.
"even if the days when i smiled a lot
should turn out to be nothing but a lovely dream
that would be alright with me
if it's all it means
my mind's unrest struggling with me..."

-Blue Gender closing song
I wonder where the rest of the english version can be found; it cuts off at the end of the credits.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

"see, if i didn't know you personally, i'd think you were a loser."
thaaaaaaanks, i'll miss you too =P

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Sami's a toaster
Are you a toaster?
Sami's a toaster
Look at her toast!

Song of the ...four minutes and nine seconds: Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"

Friday, September 12, 2003


What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
brought to you by Quizilla
Debussy. fantastic.

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Watched: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai . 'twas a bit weird because i've seen 20 minutes or so of the ending before.
Also watched: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for the first time. good stuff.

Song of the minute: I really like Hilary Duff, mainly because I like her work on Lizzie McGuire, soooooo, the song of the minute is "So Yesterday". 'Tis stuck in my head often.

Monday, September 08, 2003

Sometimes I believe that I'd rather die than live without (my) hands

Friday, September 05, 2003

pssssst, lemme tell you a secret.... ((( that game you're playing? it's not really the final fantasy))).

Thursday, September 04, 2003

and the truth is
i find it highly annoying. this rationalizing and re-rationalizing. after a while, the best i can do is give a weak smile, half-covering the "shut the fuck up" running through my head.

oh well. i have neither the will nor the courage to speak it. 'sokay, we can all live in our mutually-sugared realities; it's sweeter that way.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

sometimes i'd like to give it all up and start anew.

i don't like you or me.

...this is not person-specific.

Monday, September 01, 2003

bah, what I would give to truly understand the breadth of gender differences...
yay! sami agrees with my hoping no-one would blog about my death. i brought it up because, 'twas weird, a friend of mine, in searching for my blog online, found links to other blogs that informed him of another friend's death (who died in April), which really sucks.

The Rachy's weiiirdddd.

Saturday, August 30, 2003

This could've been me

Oh, right. and the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement. Very very interesting, especially if you actually read through the site.

Monday, August 18, 2003

Here's a little tip: you can always go lower.
i'm done.

if i were to die, i would hope no-one would blog about it.

random thought.

Sunday, August 03, 2003

FINALLY, the four days of driving andrew 30 miles out to his piano competitions are over! It seems like I won't ever have to do that again though, due to some of symf's seemingly illogical judgement calls. Granted, the judgements for andrew's Beethoven competition were right on, but his Chopin and Baroque categories were reaaaalllllly strange. Yech. i don't think andrew wants to go back.

ahhhh well. weirdos.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

is Seka crazy? =D

Wednesday, July 02, 2003


...someone's on crack.

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Which Saturnalia Character are you?

wheee, i just started re-reading Saturnalia

A ladybug bit me! =P

Sunday, May 11, 2003

"Sometimes you remind me so much of your brother you scare me!" - Robin

Happy birthday, Andrew!

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Happy Belated Earth Day, peoples

Friday, April 18, 2003

free lunch and astronomy presentation today! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Monday, April 07, 2003

My dad just called... my new (apparently long-armed) half-brother has just been born! I'm glad everyone's okay.

Thursday, April 03, 2003

Today I realized how lonely I become when no-one's in the same room as me and there aren't any distractions; no TV, no online comics, no games, no people online, no andrew around = one very very lonely april. Silly spring break for me. oh well.

Thursday, February 27, 2003

Yayyy, congratulations are in order. Congrats to Steve for getting accepted into Stanford =) We're all proud.

Monday, January 20, 2003

mi hermano: april is the most sane person in this household...
mi boca: isn't that scary?
mi hermano: yea...

Saturday, January 11, 2003

Heeyy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chris L. !!! !!! !!!! !!!! !!!!! !!!!! !!!!!! !!!!!! whee, exclamation point patterns. fun times right there.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

Happy new year, peoples.