Jun. 19th, 2006

oneirophrenia: (Girl I Like Bear 2)
This is weird. I just stopped at the newly-opened Walgreens in Uniontown to get some $1 soap and shampoo, and while I was there, I got to talking to the girl behind the perfume counter. She seemed bored out of her mind and she asked me if I went to Penn State, so I told her I taught there and we got to talking about nursing programs and stuff. She just transfered down to Cal U's nursing program and was having some trouble scheduling a Comp II class. So I told her I taught down there, too, and would be glad to help her out with that if I could--so I gave her my basic contact info and told her to get a hold of me if she needed any help with class stuff.

So then she said, "Hold on a sec. Let me give you my stuff too." She scribbled a name and number down on a business card and handed it to me. "You can call my cell number anytime. I'm usually not home that much because of work, so you can always get me there."

"OK, cool," I said.

"You can call me anytime," she replied.

Now that sounded a little odd to me. Especially since, in passing, she mentioned she was married--to a guy I'd gone to highschool with. I vaguely remember the dude...a very quiet, boring fella. Nice, but dull. Incredibly dull. We used to call him Marble or something like that because he was about as interesting as a statue.

"OK, no prob," I said. "I'll look into the comp stuff at Cal U and let you know if anything comes up."

"Well...call me anyway," she said.

"Uhhh. Yeah. Take care!" And then I left.

I'm generally a pretty clueless guy, as most of you are aware, but...I'm pretty sure that was a little more than just a request for some school information. I did tell her that I'd look into her class situation at Cal, and since I'll be down there later this week I might as well, but...I sincerely hope she's not looking for anything more, because I am most definitely not "other man" material. Not that I have any real ethical problem with the whole cheating thing anymore--I'm so ridiculously cynical now I don't even have an issue with it (hey, might as well give as good as I've gotten, right?)--but I DO NOT need the complications and the craziness that something like that involves. No way in hell. My life has been simplified to the greatest extent that it ever has been, and I'm not about to rock that boat in any way. I want a Quiet, Normal Life; the last thing I need is some chickie trying to play Desperate Housewives games with me. Uh-uh. No way.
oneirophrenia: (Mad Scientist 1)
I'm thinking of starting a Lovecraft wikisite at Wetpaint. They have a really, really nice feature set, are easy as hell to use, and just fun.

Who wants to help?
oneirophrenia: (New Year's Eve)
If you combine "Wings for Marie," "10,000 Days," and "Viginti Tres" from Tool's latest AND COMPLETELY AWESOME album 10,000 Days...they all sync up into one song.

Totally awesome idea.
oneirophrenia: (Contemplative Doctor)
Well, I've done it.

HPL has his own scholarly Wetpaint wiki: I Am Providence.

The aim of this wiki is simple: it's designed to be a one-stop-shop for information concerning Lovecraft criticism and scholarship--not info on Call of Cthulhu games, Re-Penetrator, or even Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos. This is a site BY Lovecraft scholars for Lovecraft scholars...though, obviously, with enough useful information to appeal to anyone, as well!

The reason I went with Wetpaint on this project rather than, say, Wikibooks or any other site is simple: Wetpaint is a very basic wiki package with a very intuitive, easy-to-use, WYSIWYG editing system that will make it extremely easy for scholars to contribute material. Right now, the site is extremely scanty on information, but I have the basic layout designed....It's just time to get people contributing. I'll be advertising this site on every HPL and Gothic/horror/sci-fi-lit mailing list, forum, and website I can come upon in the next month or so. It's going to be a massive amount of work, but the 'net needs something like this, and I'm the man to do it.

So...any of you freaks interested? [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast and [livejournal.com profile] z0mb1e, I'm sure you'll have something to add sooner or later. :) But for now, at least take a look at the welcome/home page and the basic editorial policy sketched out there and let me know what you cats think, eh? And while you're at it, get ready for new Nyarlathotep tracks coming your way shortly. You'll be astonished with what we're doing these days. It sounds like Black Tape for a Blue Girl getting beaten senseless by Skinny Puppy and Delerium.
oneirophrenia: (Girl I Like Bear 2)
Wanna see my wang? )

Fo' real.

Jun. 19th, 2006 10:18 pm
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Modern, Cool Nerd
91 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 30% 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 and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


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Remember Revenge of the Nerds? That, and Ghostbusters, were my two favorite movies growing up. I also liked Wargames, Real Genius, Buckaroo Banzai, and Weird Science. I have also been told about a thousand times that I'm a combination of Egon Spengler and Dr. Peter Venkman.


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