I was a Friendster once. Technically, I still am. One of my housemates urged me to sign up sometime in 2004. He was trying to explain the concept to me, and I must admit that at the time I had a bit of difficulty grasping it. It was something about having friends and being able to see friends of friends. It sounded strangely similar to the practice of collecting baseball cards.
Category: random weirdness
i am a total Baha’i calendar geek
I have had a geek-fascination with the Baha'i calendar (also know as the Badi calendar) ever since rediscovering the Baha'i Faith last summer.
As I rode a bus crossing the Beltline, I saw a digital sign for some furniture store that advertised its financing program by flashing the words “No Interest Until 2010.” The sign kind of creeped me out.
the Blogthings website explains a few things about me
There's a 48% Chance You've Been Abducted By Aliens
Maybe you've really been abducted by aliens... but probably not.
Let's face it. You're just a little weirder than most people.
the evolution of Little Bunny Foo-Foo
I have no idea who put that picture up or why, or whether it had any influence in causing stock prices to collapse around the world the next day.
the Champaign-Urbana bowl?????
I nearly fell out of my chair laughing when I found out that the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts would meet each other in this year’s Super Bowl. The reason why requires some detailed explanation.
v for vendetta, p for prairie dog
He just sat there, licking his chops, clearly savoring the look of fear on my face and wanting to get maximum mileage out of it before making his next move.
a Walgreens toy frog that might scare Miss Piggy
So my co-worker has this frog that says "Ribbit," and then emits this cartoonish, hysterical, and yes, somewhat maniacal laughter that can be heard across the room. I think it just lasts thirty seconds, but it seems a lot longer because it just keeps on going and going and going. Upon hearing this laughter, my first reaction was, "Okay, what kind of mind would conjure up the notion of a frog laughing so hard that it would sound like a screeching monkey?" My second reaction was, "Bartender, I'll have what the amphibian is having."
an irritating yaccent
I discovered something funny about myself the other day. I was at work dealing with a difficult caller on the phone. No matter what I said to her, even with some coaching from some more senior co-workers, she was never satisfied with my answers, and the call probably dragged on for some twenty minutes. When I got off the phone, I was listening to myself talk about the call with my co-workers, and was shocked to find that my Chicago accent had resurfaced.
disclaimer about my last journal posting
I have a deep reverence for nature and our connectedness with it. I do not believe, nor have I ever believed that the city of Madison and all humankind is threatened by some invasive kudzu-like species, either alien or terrestrial in origin.