Sunday, April 29, 2007

Fry and Laurie

A couple clips from "A Bit of Fry and Laurie."

I don't understand everything they say, but watch Hugh Laurie's eyeballs roll!



A wonderful dialogue. Just who is the psychiatrist?

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Friday, April 27, 2007

Dschingis Khan- Moskau

I found the song on a music-sharing Livejournal and I love it! It's German disco and very catchy.

But the music video makes it so much better:

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Housemate troubles finale and fun stuff

She wasn't upset about anything huge. She's just one of those tick...tick..tick...BOOM!!! people who let small things pile up until they explode instead of dealing with each small annoyance at the time.

Those people annoy me. It isn't a good way to manage anger because you aren't managing your anger. Why not deal with the little and almost insignificant crap instead of doing damage control on a huge blow up?

Anyway, here are a couple of fun links.

South Park "D-Yikes!": A parody of 300 with lesbians battling Xerxes and his/her Persian businessmen. (I love how the Mexicans get hired to do homework by the kids and to infiltrate the Persians by the lesbians!)

A couple movies about a bird that repeatedly slams into a window.

Mario Frustration: insanely hard Mario levels with a soundtrack of a guy cussing that kept me amused for the entire 24 minutes.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

HP Meme

Harry Potter Meme of All Memes by Osaku
Name/Username
Age
Gender
HouseSlytherin
WandMahogany, 10", Veela Hair
Best CourseDivination
Worst CourseHerbology
PetRex cat
PatronusFox
Quidditch JobSeeker
Wizard CandyBertie Botts Every Flavour Beans (Mmm! Spinach!)
Profession After SchoolHogwarts Professor

Monday, April 16, 2007

Housemate troubles: Day 5

I stuck my head out of my bedroom door and said seriously, "I'm sorry about the other night. I was out of line." She looked at me and just said, "Okay." Somehow, I expected more.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Housemate troubles: Days 2-4

I'm sitting here crying because my mind won't stop obsessing over this situation long enough for me to go to sleep.

My housemate came back to our place around 11:30. I knocked on her bedroom door to ask when we would be able to talk. I tried to insist that we talk then, but she was on the phone. Miffed, she started going off about how childish I was acting. "I'm grown, just like you," and advised me that I should watch my tone and attitude.

I admit, I did knock brusquely and demand "When are we going to resolve this?" or something similar. And yes, she was on the phone (the few times she is here she is almost always on the phone), but I didn't get a straight answer this morning, and she didn't give me a straight answer then. She shut the door and I returned to my room.

I first was hurt. I started crying and went back to my room. Then I got mad. My confusion and annoyance at her continued avoidance of this issue- whatever it is!- built up, and I felt like I needed to get a flat-out answer. This has been gnawing at me since yesterday, when Andrew first told me that she had made a complaint. All the time I spent in the apartment today I kept my bedroom door open in case she returned (she didn't). I had tried to broach the subject this morning, and was shot down. I missed out on dinner and Buffy night with Curtis and Cristie because I wanted to be here when my housemate came home. I was hoping to resolve this before the weekend because she is usually gone the entire two to three days, and I know that I'll feel like shit until I understand what the hell is going on. Is it too much to ask that I can enjoy my weekend and think about pleasant things?

I went across the hall to see if Andrew, our CA, was home and if he would be willing to come over and try to get her to talk, even for a minute. He wasn't. I came back, cried a little more, then the anger returned and I could feel it rising up in my chest and felt like I needed to do more and confront her in no uncertain terms.

So I was angry. I was indignant. I felt (and still feel) that I deserve an explanation. She said it herself: "We're both grown," and I had tried dealing with her in a calm manner earlier today just to be blown off.

I knocked on her door again. I had to knock twice before she opened it, pissed off. She was still on the phone. She accused me of being childish again and interrupting her phone call twice. All I wanted was a short explanation of what the hell her original problem with me was. I accused her of being childish- of not talking to me about whatever problem she had, and immediately taking it above my head to the CA and CRE. She said that if she had talked about it at the time, she would have been angry and upset "just like I'm going to be in a moment!"

By a show of hands, who thinks that she did the right thing; preventing an explosion at the time then immediately writing a complaint to staff and avoiding discussing the issue with me altogether?

Does anyone agree with what I would have done: wait until later in the day when I was calmer and then broached the subject to her?

Both of us got to yelling. I was complaining about how stupid it was to avoid facing me, and she complaining about how she was busy right now, and on the phone, and needed to get ready to leave and how I was being immature about all of this.

I felt a little bad about interrupting her phone call (I don't want to know how she described me and the situation to the person at the other end), but felt like I deserved an answer ASAP. I regret approaching her in that confrontational manner. I would have waited until she had ended her phone call, but from my observations the last couple of quarters, she will talk until the moment she leaves the apartment. I knew she was leaving tonight and wanted one last chance to try and get some sort of explanation before she left instead of waiting and wondering and feeling awful until she returned Saturday, Sunday, or Monday. But now I'm going to feel worse until I see her again.

[This was written around 2 am Friday night/Sat morning. I'm a bit less sorry about interrupting her phone call and shouting; I give everyone respect unless they refuse to grant me the same. She showed her lack of respect for me in not dealing with this matter, so I am returning her in kind. It may not be the morally superior thing to do, but the second time in one day that someone gets in my face, I'm going to get right back in her face. I'm sick and tired of this shit, and I still don't really know what her original problem with me was! Surely a "dirty" bathroom isn't enough to warrant such anger--especially when I and others agree that it isn't nearly dirty enough to be offensive and problematic. I feel like I am in the right, and will continue to think so until she manages to come up with a decent indictment that justifies this rage and contempt. (Is there even one?) I know that when she and I finally have our showdown, I want at least one other person there-- the more witnesses the better-- to prevent her from going totally batshit or at least to do damage control and prevent me from being mauled. (I have no idea whether she would get violent. I don't think so, but Andrew, Curtis, and I are seriously doubting her sanity. Plus, she seems to be high-strung and fond of drama.)

I would appreciate any comments, and will keep you all posted on the developments. Not because you really care, but because writing about it releases a lot of anger I have from this situation.]

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Housemate troubles

My housemate is pissed at me. She's rarely here, and we never talk, but she apparantly is annoyed that the bathroom isn't clean. I'm like, WTF? My stuff is kept tucked away on two shelves except for a hand towel on the counter. I never leave things lying around. The toilet is clean, there is a bit of mildew on the shower curtain and in the grout. There are some water stains on the mirror and counter, and maybe some dried toothpaste splatters.

Despite the agreement we made, wrote, and signed back in September, she never confronted me about whatever problem she has. Instead, she emailed our CA (Andrew from across the hall, who is supposed to mediate problems between housemates) as well as our CRE (Andrew's boss). Andrew told me all this when I stopped by to say hi before class yesterday. I laughed. I have no idea why she's complaing or why she never approached me on the subject.

Andrew and I planned on discussing this with her yesterday, but she came back after 1 am or something. I sat in the kitchen this morning and waited for her to get out of the bathroom and asked, "Do you know when you'll be back?" She walked straight to her bedroom, muttering something about "No" and that she had some sort of training to go to, and closed the door. A couple minutes later she came out to leave and I asked her to send Andrew an email when she knew what time she'd be back. She said "I know that already!" and left the apartment, slamming the door.

I am just confused. I don't understand why she is acting like this. Is this more passive aggressive stuff? Is something else bugging her and making her snap at me and display extreme dislike? I mean, I can accept people not liking me- it hurts my feelings, of course, but I can handle it. But I like to know why a person has a problem with me.

This has been occupying my mind since I first found out about it yesterday afternoon. And with her strange schedule, I have no idea when (or if) this will/can be resolved.

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Attack of the Robots

Photoshop Phriday took on the theme of Transformers with some interesting results....

SA: New Transformers Robots

Also, What do you think the universe thinks of you?

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Truthful Auto Ads

My Net connection wasn't working in my apartment this morning. :( So I came to class early.

SA: Truthful Automobile Ads I love the '78 Caddy ad: "For the funky ass pimp on the go. Wah chicka oh yeah." The Escalade ads were funny too. And the "short bus."

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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Memorial

An old friend of mine from BCA died last month. Merianne was one of my "big sisters" and I have many fond memories of her. I just now found out some specifics about her death. I send her daughter and family my thoughts and prayers.

Merianne loved basketball and modeling. She was athletic and had an exuberant personality, was a nice and thoughtful person, and had an amazing smile.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Necros!

I love the Riddick series. I have the three movies and still want more. But while David Twohy works on his other projects all I have is fanfiction, fan art, doujins (fan-made comic books), and info sites (a lot more of the last). But here is the teaser of an amazing short film that the UK Necromonger Legion has been working on: Conquest. There are some really good stunts and the costumes are amazing. There are even one or two of the creepy Lensors! (And it isn't just a bunch of high school/college kids, either. This is like the Society for Creative Anachronism, or a group of Civil War reenactment people.)

Check out the rest of the site for the Legion's interpretation and extrapolation of the Necromonger faith and army.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

First Day of Spring Quarter (Part II)

Going to have to try to crash another soc class on Thurs. Got through my other two classes okay. Tomorrow I have to get enrollment status straightened out and get and fill out form for independent study.

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First Day of Spring Quarter (Part I)

My Death Note and Golden Flower DVDs haven't arrived yet. Sadness.

Here's something to amuse you: Something Awful: Warning!

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Monday, April 02, 2007

"Ultimate Utopia XXIII"

Going back to campus tonight. Classes begin tomorrow. *sigh*

A real-life parody of the Final Fantasy games by a group called Adarahs. Hilarious! (And I love that they used "Tunak Tunak Tun.")




P.S.: A t.A.T.u. and Rammstein remix? "ODNO I DO ZHE (Mein Hertz Brennt)" Uhhh... no. I don't like it.

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