Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Oh. My. God.

Just... that... wow... what the hell?!? Words fail. It's so awful that it swings right over to awesome and back again like a neverending pendulum! Prepare to have an aneurysm if you watch, Scott!

(Via Gawker)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! I hope that as everyone has a ghoulishly grand time, though, you take some time out to consider those less forunate!

(Via Towleroad)

I Plead Guilty... being one of those lonely gays in front of their computers who, along with those infernal straight people and their Borg-like need to assimilate what we gentrify and then kick us out of it, are killing the gayborhoods.

I mean, it's good that at least in some parts of the country we don't feel like we have to huddle together for warmth and protection anymore, but is it GOOD in a larger sense? I don't know. Even someone as atomistically hermitic as myself likes the idea that there's an area of major US cities that I can go and be among my homosexual brethren and sistren. I don't want to see and gays and lesbians just become invisible again, this time by total homogenization and assimilation into the mainstream, leaving behind all that is fabulous to be just like the straights (except liking dick/pussy) so they'll like us, diluted into the rest of society like a drop of a fabulous cobalt blue dye into ten gallons of water. Yeah, the blue's still there, but if you can't detect it without advanced optical or chemical equipment, it's just lost.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Proper Postage You Must Have; Lick Me You Must

Yoda is now a stamp. I just might get a roll or sheet or whatever of these and use them for my Christmas cards. That's just how this nerd rolls.

You Like Me! You Really Like Me!

Congratulations to the 2007 Fido Award winners! I hear the Dog Fancy after-party was THE party to be seen at!

(Via Defamer)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October Is The Cruelest Month

What is going on? Two of my favorite bloggers, Vince and Eric, have called it quits. Now where will I go to get my fix of Chicago commuter hell stories and Crypto-Maoist vexillological musings? You're being so selfish, guys; what about me??? *sigh*

Anyway, nothing but love and fuzzy best wishes to both of them, and here's to hoping they don't become strangers. Both blogs will remain linked in the sidebar indefinitely. You never know when the blogging bug will bite again!

Linguistic Irony

If one uses the word lexiphanes, doesn't that automatically make one a lexiphanes? Ponder that for a while; it's my gift of Zen to you.

(Via rogueclassicism)

Monday, October 22, 2007

I'm Not As Cynical As I Thought

Some people think the "Dumbledore is gay!" thing was some sort of "stir up controversy to get sales up!" ploy. I totally don't. I mean, why would she bother at this point? And from the reports I read, it just didn't seem this came out in any way other than a "Oh, I always thought he was gay" way. Plus, JK Rowling has never struck me as a particularly contrived sort of person who would or could go along with such a ploy. But maybe I just haven't gotten rid of enough of my shiny-happy idealism in favor of hard-bitten cynicism yet.

The funniest reaction to the news, though is this:


(Via ICanHazCheezeburger)

Saturday, October 20, 2007


I went to Ikea for the first time today (my sister bought me some new bookshelves for my birthday). Wow! I was totally blown away; everything was just so sleek and sexy and Scandinavian! It made me want to move out and create a minimalist Ikea house.

Also, I now know where to go to cruise! I saw at least three gay couples, and one or two singletons, walking about. I was with my sister, mother, and grandmother, so I couldn't really go up to them all, "Hey, you guys want a threeway?" though. Still, good to know.

Friday, October 19, 2007

City Slickers

Otters are moving into city rivers in Scotland. The countryside is just so boring!

A Quarter Century Of Neuroses And Nerdery!

Happy Birthday to... ME! Yes, 25 years ago today, my sainted mother endured the scalpels of a Cesarean and brought me into this crazy, cruel world. And, lo, there was much celebration!

If you go you out tonight or just stay in, raise a glass of whatever you're having to me!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I'm Super Gay, But...

...I'm not a SuperGay. This does not bother me, however. Those fonts are ugly! Anyway, the actual study, though, is kinda interesting.

Nothing But Star Wars

GayProf imagines what the new live-action Star Wars TV series will be like. I love them all, but for this one ("It’s a reality competition show where contestants must – Oh, I don’t know -- cook stuff – or maybe sew something. The winner gets $25,000 and an apprenticeship with Lucas Arts. The losers are choked to death by Darth Vader’s strange mental powers.") I have the perfect line for when Vader chokes that week's eliminatee: "You've failed me for the last time!" *LOL* I'm such a nerd and I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

So F'n Cultured

Is it just me, or does everything now have "active cultures" in them? Yogurt, smoothies, now cheese, all riddled with bacteria that apparently make you crap better. Who knew we were so damn constipated! Just where will it end?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Reason # 35621-A While I'm Just Going To Be A Loser And Never Move Out Of My Parents'

Moving stuff is a pain in the ass!

We're redoing my room this week, and, even though I'm not doing most of the painting and stuff, I've still had to move all my crap, and it is not fun. And all the cleaning and sanding and crap sucks, too. So unless I find a big, burly butch gay with lots of big, burly friends who will do all that kind of stuff, I'm just going to stay in my old room.

(You can start yelling and/or shaking your head in disgust at me...... now,

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Because Animals Are People Too"

In my neverending march towards becoming a complete cat lady (except I'm more of a dog person and not a lady), Animal Insider joins Cute Overload! as one of the sources for my daily dose of animal cuteness. Therefore, welcome it to the sidebar!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Who The Puppy-Daddy?

What breeds blend to make your mutt? Find out through the magic of DNA testing!

Animal Insider)

Birthday Reminder

Only ten shopping days until the worldwide celebration of my 25th birthday! Congratulate me on surviving a quarter-century of my own neuroses with cash, hookers, and/or books.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Job Update

So, a month into the job and... it's awful, frankly. I'm still waiting for training, so I have NOTHING to do. It's hard and oddly draining to do nothing for eight hours a day, and I feel bad that everyone's really busy around me (thus the lack of training) while I try to keep from banging my head against my desk by surfing the Net. I also feel kinda bad that I'm getting paid to sit around; it's the non-practicing-Catholic guilt.

I've said before that everyone's really nice, but as I've also said, they're very, very low-key and don't make for a stimulating work environment. Most of them are a lot older than me and have been there since the dawn of time (some of them have been there almost as long as my parents are old, if not longer), so we don't have a whole lot in common. And they're engineers: not exactly the most raucous bunch normally anyway.

Also, frankly, I just ain't feeling it. I don't know if I'm even cut out for the traditional workplace; I just don't feel comfortable. I really think I was born to freelance, but that's a dangerous and not terribly stable path. Could I find enough work? Live with no benefits? Would I even know how to go about actually doing it? I find it a lot to ask of my parents, who have been so incredibly supportive of me, financially and emotionally, for nearly twenty-five years now, far longer than a lot of parents support their kids, to bear with me why I try to feel my way through the thorny labyrinth of self employment and hustle up enough work to not be a total deadbeat because I don't like getting up early and wearing slacks. And there's a part of me that fears the possible massive failure of trying such a route, as well as fear that if I leave a good gig like I have now, I'll never get another chance and will be a real loser and burden to my family.

So that's where I'm at. I'm so fun!

You Have To Start Them Young

Puppy Nerd!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Bad Blogger

I've been fairly remiss in my blogging duties of late. I apologize to [all ten of] you who read regularly; inspiration just hasn't hit that much, and there's the new job, etc. I'll try to do better, I promise.

I Don't Know If It's A Good Idea Or Not, But I Know I Don't Want To See It On My TV

Last night, I saw an ad for a "personal lubricant" in mousse, instead of KY-like gel, form. It had a straight couple being all flirty and lovey and a minute away from getting it on. Personally, I don't really think I'd want my lube to share anything in common with chocolate, but whatever.

Skimpy Sundays

(Via Bill in Exile; Gay Fleshbot [NSFW])

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Well, DUH! says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!

Your Score: Pure Nerd

69 % Nerd, 17% Geek, 26% 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.



Turning On The Chinese

Does anyone know how I can get Firefox to show me Chinese and Japanese fonts? I have the "Auto-Detect" on under View: Character Encoding, and UTF-8 on, but all I ever get is those box things and Postscript symbols. I don't read Chinese or anything, I'm just tired of stuff not showing up right on sites like this.

Monday, October 01, 2007

A Bullett Of Love Shooting Out Across The Web

Serial Drama is one year old! Mazel tov, Becca and Mel! Here's to a second year, hopefully full with amnesia, evil twins, bastard children, and catfights!

More Ways Global Warming Will KILL US ALL

Nasty creatures getting a boost from global warming. Like, ew!

(Via Pharyngula)