October 10th, 2004



Back in first grade (funny how these things stick with you), our teacher told us that if you bought a young St. Bernard puppy, and lifted it each day until it became an adult, you’d eventually be able to lift a full-grown St. Bernard. I thought it was an interesting idea at the time, and being the precocious child I was, probably would’ve tried it, except I wasn’t allowed to have a dog. ;-)

Anyway. Have any of you tried something like this, and did it work?
abby genius

Religions and an Atheist

Why do I have a near-obsession with religiously-oriented movies (particularly Boondock Saints and Stigmata), despite being a devoted atheist?

Similarly, why do I have a fascination with studying religions, despite being an atheist?
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    The Boondock Saints
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Is it possible to go straight from being in love with someone to being a friend when the decision to be friends is not yours?
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    Nick cave n kylie - Where the wild roses grow

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Does anyone know where I can find a free countdown banner? I want to make a countdown for a certain date I'm looking forward to and I want to place it on my front page of my journal. Can anyone help?
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    One Headlight - The Wallflowers
abby genius

Money for Happiness

If someone were to come up to you today and say "I'm going to write you a check for the amount that you need to be happy for the rest of your life". . .how much would it be?

Would you continue working at the job you have now? What is that job? What would you do with this money? How much money do you think you need to live happily? Yes, I am asking you to philosophize a bit on this one, I'm curious as to what people's answers would be. . .
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Okay. I live in dorms. this means I can't, like... nail boards over my windows.
I live on the south side of the building, so it's warm.
It's warm, so ladybugs are swarming...
And apparently my windows aren't fully sealed, which is apparent as today I decided that I had had it, opened my ghetto saran-wrap shield, and vacuumed out some 200+ ladybugs. by the time i came back from dumping out the canister, I had 4 flying around my light and 10 in the window bay. Fuckers.

And I think I just saw hot ladybug sex. ow. my brain.

At any rate.

1. Is there a way to keep them out? a houseplant that would repell them, something to smear on the windows that would kill them, a summoning spell for a demonic ladybug devouring cat?

2. My understanding is that they aren't actually ladybugs, but "asian beetles" or something. as far as i know, the only difference between the two is that the asian beetles smell worse, bite, and still prefer aphids but can eat anything...
So, am I the only one who thinks this is not exactly a different species, but just a very frustrating evolution?
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I have these odd bumps on my shoulders and arms that are reminiscent of zits. Lots of them. Whiteheads, I suppose. Bleh. Any idea on what they are, specifically, and how to get rid of them? Do I not change my bra often enough?? Do you ever get them? What IS this madness?

PS: And it seems to be getting worse, too, over the last month.

Thanks :D

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Next week is homecoming week and for the game on Friday, the marching/pep band wants to dress up in funky 70's clothes because the songs we are playing are from..well, the 70's. What are some good, cheap articles of clothing and hairstyles(I have hair a few inches past my shoulder) I can use for this ensemble? I'm not familiar with what is considered 70's style, so I don't know what to look for. Also, the other drum major and I want to make sure we match, so something that we can easily get two of would be good. Any ideas?