jedusor: (unsatisfactory situation)
I just watched an episode of Star Trek for the first time in my life. The Trouble With Tribbles, if anyone's curious. I decided I was sick of not getting the references; turns out I pretty much could have rewritten the episode based on the references I'd heard.

Still haven't seen any Dr. Who, though.
jedusor: (i have a cat)
My bio professor was talking about autoimmune diseases today, and when listing off various conditions, he used the phrasing, "could be lupus."

I had to actively restrain myself from hollering, right there in the middle of class, "IT'S NOT LUPUS!"
jedusor: (puzzle police)
I haven't posted about this because everyone who knows Will already knows about it, but it occurs to me that I might have friends who aren't involved in the puzzle community but might be interested in the fact that someone I know appeared on The Simpsons last week. The episode is "Homer and Lisa Exchange Cross Words," and you can watch it here. Will shows up right at the end.
jedusor: (pintsize hal)
I just finished watching the second season of "House, M.D." on DVD, and the last episode is very good. Quite a cut above the rest of the show thus far, and that's saying something. I was extremely impressed.

If you haven't seen it yet, though... don't watch it in the middle of the night by yourself. I might not be getting to bed for a little while yet.
jedusor: (caffeine makes faye all better)
The BBC's "100 Things We Didn't Know Last Year."

The whole list is worth a read, and contains links to the full stories, but these are the ones I liked best:

7. The lion costume in the film Wizard of Oz was made from real lions.
23. More than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet, says a study.
31. The Mona Lisa used to hang on the wall of Napoleon’s bedroom.
40. The medical name for the part of the brain associated with teenage sulking is "superior temporal sulcus".
64. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobiacs is the term for people who fear the number 666.
68. The egg came first.
73. George Bush's personal highlight of his presidency is catching a 7.5lb (3.4kg) perch.
80. Camel's milk, which is widely drunk in Arab countries, has 10 times more iron than cow's milk.

Oh, and [livejournal.com profile] jeffurrynpl, I got the DVD of your Jeopardy! appearance; thanks for sending it. Mom and I watched it today. spoiler )
jedusor: (like a sandwich)
Yesterday in speech class, my teacher conducted a mock Jeopardy! game as review for the test on Wednesday. We played for bonus points on the test. I volunteered to work the Smart Board, so I got the same number of bonus points as everyone in the winning team. I did know the answer to the Final Jeopardy question, so I'm feeling good about the test.

I had a bit of a gender-related "oh shit" moment later, but was fortunately rescued by a sympathetic girl who had been in my situation and stocked her purse, so I didn't have to skip karate. Huzzah for Good Samaritans. On the way to the bus stop after class, I called [livejournal.com profile] prodigal7512, who swung by to rescue me from an early bedtime. We watched some of the fourth season of Scrubs, then I went home around one AM and slept until 3:40 this afternoon.

Today I have done nothing besides eat and sit in front of the computer. I uploaded the Flaming Lips' version of "What A Wonderful World" for [livejournal.com profile] lordkarel if anyone else wants it. It cuts off, though.

Cordell is in St. Louis, jumping onto the road-trip bandwagon with the rest of the family. It's just me and our humble breadwinner here at the house now. I wish I could've gone too, and visited [livejournal.com profile] thebitchingpost, whom I haven't seen since I met him in May, but school and work obligations sadly prevented me from doing so.

I just made... something. It might be soup, and it might be chili, and it might be stew, and it might be a very goopy stir-fry, and it might be some sort of bean dip. It's edible, whatever it is, and rather tasty.

Whoa

Sep. 18th, 2006 07:34 pm
jedusor: (puzzle police)
I now know two people who are scheduled to be on Jeopardy! Congrats, [livejournal.com profile] jeffurrynpl!

Who'll let me come over to hijack their TV when the episodes are aired?
jedusor: (O.o)
The first was a tube of toothpaste at the bus stop. It was almost full. I opened it and sniffed- it was definitely toothpaste. If I wasn't still more than 3,000 words behind on [livejournal.com profile] sweaty_nano, I would consider writing a story about why it was there.

The second was a dying firefly I found on the sidewalk on 59th. Its light was flickering on and off. I picked it up and took it home, and the light became bright and steady while it was in my hand. After I showed it to Bill and Clayton, I put it outside in one of the flowerpots, and the light immediately dimmed again.

The rest of my day, which was slightly more boring. )

Now I'm off to watch the second disc of "Veronica Mars" with my little brother. Fun fact: did you know that PETA voted Kristin Bell and Prince the "world's sexiest vegetarians"?

Grandma

Jan. 10th, 2005 10:18 pm
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We went to visit my grandma today. She got a Pacemaker put in a couple weeks ago (apparently her heart was stopping for as much as fifteen seconds during the night) and we haven't seen her in a while. Topics of conversation included, in order, the motorcycle she used to ride ("I had an Indian, it took guts to ride one of those puppies"), the cookies she baked last night for us (the little powdered-sugar-covered ones, yum), and the reason she got kicked out of Catholic school (she took a swing at a nun for spanking her cousin).

My grandma rocks.

Also, apparently the Pomeroy family (her maiden name) has a castle in Europe. She doesn't know if there's anyone living there, and doesn't seem in any hurry to find out, but I'd kind of like to know. I mean, a castle? Come on.

In an abrupt change of subject, I'd forgotten how much I love Hikaru No Go. I started watching from the beginning because I haven't seen any since I was, I think, eleven. Now I'm up to 63. There's seventy-five episodes, but Jeffrey seems to have misplaced the discs for the last twelve. Which really sucks, because those are the ones I didn't get to see last time I watched this, so I don't know what happens. I could, of course, download the manga and read them, but it takes forever because they're in .pdf files of one page each. *sigh* Still, it's a really well-done anime. I like the music a LOT, and they do an incredible job of making a boring (to me) game fascinating.

My big bother, spelling intentional, is stealing the comp. I guess I'll catch up on my flist later.
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My dad's mom and my 18-year-old uncle Kirk are visiting, and we were talking about the anime Naruto:
Jeffrey: Cord was chased off during the first episode.
Me: Yeah, the naked girl.
Kirk: *perks up* What?
Five minutes later...
Clayton: Haku [a good-looking character in Naruto] is gay, isn't he?
Me: *in EXACTLY the same tone Kirk used* What?

Now, shit about Leo: Cut because I'm sure you're all sick and tired of hearing it. )

Also, I have a scarf. It's purple with orange flames, and I loff it muchly.

SOUE movie

Jan. 9th, 2005 12:04 am
jedusor: (Default)
I finally got around to seeing the "Series of Unfortunate Events" movie.

I was not impressed. Spoilers, duh. )

In other news, I have a cold. I've spent the last few days dripping snot and watching "Hikaru No Go" episodes. I'm up to number thirty, and I started back at the beginning because I'd forgotten almost everything and thus couldn't only watch the ten or so I haven't yet seen. Colin's kid, Celeste, is remarkably similar to me at her age, i.e. intelligent, talkative and exasperating. She refused to shut up during the movie, and it was even more annoying because she occasionally had interesting observations to make.

Now shall emit from my mouth (or rather, keyboard), the words I never thought I would articulate: I miss Kansas City.

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