Friday, October 17, 2008

More of Me!

I know, just what you needed, right? Well, I'm pleased to announce that I've been accepted as a contributor over at the PCL LinkDump. I'll be posting under the name Desuko, just like on my other blogs. Head on over there to see not only my posts, but also what great stuff everyone else on the PCL crew has to offer.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Must-Read.

Allow me to be serious for a moment here (but just a moment) and direct you all to Fareed Zakaria's great piece in the latest Newsweek. Finally, a no-bullshit explanation of the financial meltdown that explains what went wrong, how to fix it, and why it's not as dire as the money managers would have us believe. Check it out.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

List Meme.

Meme time yet again. The instructions:

* Bold the ones that are true.
* Italicize the ones that are sort of true.
Please elaborate on them too ;)

- I am 5'4" or shorter
- I think I'm ugly.
- I have many scars.
- I tan easily.
- I wish my hair was a different color.
- I have friends who have never seen my natural hair colour.
- I have a tattoo.
- I am self-conscious about my appearance.
- I have/had braces.
- I wear glasses.
- I'd get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free, scar-free.
- I've been told I'm attractive by a complete stranger. (Oh, if only...)
- I have had more than two piercings.
- I have had piercings in places besides my ears.
- I have freckles.

Family/Home Life
- I've sworn at my parents.
- I've run away from home.
- I've been kicked out of the house.
- My biological parents are together.
- I have a sibling less than one year old.
- I want to have kids someday.
- I have children.
- I've lost a child.

- I've slipped out a "lol" in a spoken conversation.
- Disney movies still make me cry.
- I've snorted while laughing. (Very rarely, mind you!)
- I've laughed so hard I've cried.
- I've glued my hand to something.
- I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose.
- I've had my trousers rip in public.
- I've had stitches.
- I've broken a bone.
- I've had my tonsils removed.
- I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend.
- I've had my wisdom teeth removed. (Why is all this medical stuff considered embarrassing, anyway?)
- I've had serious surgery.
- I've had chicken pox.

- I've driven over 200 miles (320km) in one day. (I think my record is in the 600-700 mile range.)
- I've been on a plane.
- I've been to North America.
- I've been to Niagara Falls.
- I've been to Japan.
- I've been to Europe.
- I've been to Africa.

- I've been lost in my city.
- I've seen a shooting star.
- I've wished on a shooting star.
- I've seen a meteor shower.
- I've gone out in public in my pajamas.
- I've pushed all the buttons in an elevator.
- I've been to a casino. (It's been far too long, too. I need the money to go to Vegas again.)
- I've been skydiving.
- I've gone skinny dipping. (Although I totally would if the situation presented itself.)
- I've played spin the bottle. (Only once, when I was a kid. But it was a tame truth-or-dare version of spin the bottle, so I feel totally gypped now.)
- I've crashed a car.
- I've been skiing.
- I've been in a play.
- I've met someone in person from the internet. (Too many to count. I've even been married to one.)
- I've caught a snowflake on my tongue.
- I've seen the northern lights.
- I've sat on a roof top at night.
- I've played chicken.
- I've seen the RHPS. (Only on video.)
- I've eaten sushi. (Love it. More please!)
- I've been snowboarding.

- I'm single.
- I'm in a relationship.
- I'm available.
- I'm engaged.
- I'm married.
- I've gone on a blind date. (Something else I'd totally do, but it's never been offered to me.)
- I've been the dumpee more than the dumper.
- I have a fear of abandonment.
- I've been divorced.
- I've had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
- I've told someone I loved them when I didn't.
- I've told someone I didn't love them when I did.
- I've kept something from a past relationship.

- I've had a crush on someone of the same gender.
- I've kissed a member of the same gender.
- I've had sex with someone of the opposite gender.
- I've had sex with someone of the same gender.
- I've had sex with more than one person at the same time. (If only that one time had worked out better...)
- I am a cuddler.
- I've been kissed in the rain.
- I've had sex outdoors. (Add this to the list of things I want to do, and feel pathetic about not having done yet.)
- I've hugged a stranger.
- I have kissed a stranger.
- I have had sex with a stranger.

- I've done something I promised someone else I wouldn't.
- I have lied to my parents about where I am.
- I am keeping a secret from the world.
- I've cheated while playing a video game.
- I've cheated on a test. (But only to give someone else the answers, not to get them myself. Because, yes, I am Just That Smart.)
- I've driven through a red light.
- I've been suspended from school.
- I've witnessed a crime.
- I've been in a fist fight.
- I've been arrested.
- I've shoplifted.

- I've consumed alcohol.
- I have/do smoke(d) cigarettes. (Tried them once. None since.)
- I have/do smoke(d) pot.
- I regularly drink.
- I've taken painkillers when I didn't need them.
- I take cough medication when I'm not sick.
- I've done hard drugs.
- I've been addicted to an illegal substance.
- I can't swallow pills.
- I can swallow about five pills at a time no problem.

- I can sing well. (Probably better than not.)
- I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant.
- I open up to others too easily. (My life seems like a constant struggle between being too open and hiding in the shadows.)
- I watch the news. (But reading it is better.)
- I don't kill bugs.
- I hate hearing songs that sacrifice meaning for sake of being able to rhyme.
- I fucking swear regularly.
- I sing in the shower.
- I am a morning person. (This is becoming less true as I get older.)
- I paid for my mobile phone ring tone.
- I'm a snob about grammar. (I'm a copy editor. It comes with the territory.)
- I am a sports fanatic. (Viva Los Dodgers!)
- I play with my hair.
- I have/had "x"s in my screen name.
- I love being neat.
- I love spam.
- I've copied more than 30 cds in a day. (I'm a menace to society.)
- I bake well.
- My favorite color is either white, yellow, pink, red or blue.
- I don't know how to shoot a gun.
- I am in love with love. (This is generally true, although I'm feeling a little cynical about that lately.)
- I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
- I laugh at my own jokes.
- I eat fast food weekly. (I've done so in the past, and probably would wind up doing it again if I could afford it.)
- I believe in ghosts.
- I am online 24/7, even as an away message.
- I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
- I am really ticklish.
- I love white chocolate.
- I bite my nails.
- I play video games.
- I'm good at remembering faces.
- I'm good at remembering names.

- I'm good at remembering dates.
- I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life.
- My answers are totally honest.

Feel free to do your own!