Sunday, December 25, 2005

Xmas songs....

So, I thought I'd make a quick post about my new taste in Xmas songs. I've come to love non-traditional, irreverent songs, and thought I'd share the lyrics of some of them with you.

First, a song I heard a few years ago, although it's sorta an older song, but could not for the life of me find (but it seems to have been re-released on a recent album). It's "I Want an Alien for Christmas" by Fountains of Wayne.

This year for Christmas
There's something I'd really like
So if you're up there somewhere Santa
Please don't bring me another bike

I don't need any ugly sweaters
And I don't play much basketball
But there's something kinda special
That I want most of all...

I want an alien for Christmas
Bring me an alien this year
I want a little green guy
About three feet high
With seventeen eyes
Who knows how to fly
I want an alien for Christmas this year

He can live in the bath tub
So don't worry about a thing
And I'll take him out for walks
When it gets nicer in the Spring

I'll always keep him company
He'll never be alone
And we can hang around the house all day
And watch the Twilight Zone

I want an alien for Christmas
Bring me an alien this year
I want a little green guy
About three feet high
With seventeen eyes
Who knows how to fly
I want an alien for Christmas this year

I want an alien for Christmas
Bring me an alien this year
I want a little green guy
About three feet high
With seventeen eyes
Who knows how to fly

I want an alien for Christmas this year
I want an alien for Christmas this year

Second is one I found on a CD I bought earlier this month when I realized I needed non-tradional Xmas music to counteract the 5 songs Michaels keeps playing over and over. The CD is called A Santa Cause: It's a Punk Rock Christmas. Now, the CD has such classics as "I Won't Be Home For Christmas" by Blink-182 and a rendition of "Christmas in Hollis" done by The A.K.A.s. But the highlights are track 16 and the hidden track I like to call "Santa's Got a Mullet". But track 16 is the greatest. I painstakingly listened to it over and over to figure out the lyrics to give to you, since I couldn't find them on the internet anywhere, so they may not be 100% right, but I'm pretty confident about most of it. The song is called "I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus"

I saw daddy kissing Santa Claus,
Underneath the mistletoe last night.
Saw spots of green and red,
Couldn’t get the thought out of my head,
Wishing I’d rolled over and gone back to sleep instead.

Yeah, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I saw daddy tickle Santa Claus,
Underneath his beard so snowy white.
I couldn’t make a noise,
Never would have thought that he liked boys,
It seems that he’s much further in the closet than my toys.

What would my son say,
What would my wife say,
What would my friends say,
What would my mom say?
What would my son say,
What would my wife say,
What would my friends say,
What would Jesus say?

Then mommy and daddy kissing Santa Claus,
It’s a free-way, three-way tonight.
I’ll tell you it was rough,
Seeing mom in finger cuffs,
Maybe this year, since dad is queer, I’ll get some better stuff.

Yeah, not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

I saw daddy kissing Santa Claus.

Doesn't that just make you happy?? It does me. :)
Merry Xmas, and don't be worried if your dad fixes it so you get an alien for Christmas. ;)

From Ellie and Aerine......

01. Comment with your name and I will write something about you.
02. I will then tell what song/movie random stuff reminds me of you.
03. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, it would be...
04. I will try to name a single word that best describes you.
05. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
06. I will tell you what animal you remind me of.
07. I'll then tell you something that I've always wondered about you.
08. Put this in your journal.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

24 going on....who knows?

So, in a few hours of me writing this, I will have been alive, torturing my parents, for 24 years. I really don't feel that old. I wonder how much of that is because I still live at home, and don't have a real job? Anyways, I'll be 24 by the time anyone reads this, since I'm pretty sure all my friends who know the address of this blog are at least feigning sleep at 3:30 (or 4:30 if you live east of me) in the morning. Well, I hope they are. Most of them have stuff to do in the morning, unike me.

So, what have I been up to since my last random post, you ask? (probably not really, since you probably know me, and know I rarely do anything exciting ;)) Well, let's see. I've gone to work, slept as late as I could, watched TV...nope, nothing out of the ordinary, and definately nothing noteworthy. However...this will be remedied tomorrow evening. Why, you ask? (or maybe you don't, since you may be one of the lucky few to accompany me) Well, this evening I'll be leaving Eville with Gena, Laurie, and Katie and driving to St. Louis. Great fun, I can hear you saying. But wait! It gets better! On Wednesday we will be visiting a museum of some kind before going to a sold out U2 concert! Yay for us! You're jealous, aren't you.

So, yeah, trying to plan a bit of this has been on my mind lately, and so Xmas has been sneaking up on me. Not present-wise. I bought most of my friends' presents in like October. No no, the "getting together" part of the holiday season has crept up behind me with a baseball bat. You see, it seems the only day that anyone, ANYone, can get together this year seems to be the 27th. My Eville friends have had the Thanksmas party planned for that evening since like September, and the 27th is really the only day that Julie will be in the Midwest at the same time that Jenny won't have to work and that others, like Ellie and supposedly myself, would be able to venture northward. Add to that the fact that my parents basically have to work (at least one of them) both Xmas and New Years, so the only time we can drive to northern IN to visit my grandmother and aunt and uncle are the 26th through the 30th, as long as we get back early enough on the 30th for my mom to get a shot and nap before she has to work. So, basically, keeping my fingers crossed that I'll actually be able to get the days off that I'd like, I'll be driving to Indy/Anderson on the 26th, hanging out and exchanging gifts on the 27th, driving back to Eville and going to the party at Gena's place also on the 27th, and driving to Michigan City on the 28th, only to turn around and drive back to Eville on the 30th. Santa better be getting me a barrel of oil for Xmas, cuz I'm bout to drain the reserves driving up and down the length of Indiana.

Not that this is necessarily a bad thing...I dearly love seeing my friends and my northern relatives, and really don't get to see them enough. It's just that I have to do it 4 days. Where at least on of those days is completely driving. Seriously, I'll prolly spend between 18 and 24 hours on the road those 4 days. Madness. But, I'll get to meet the phantom Andy. I mean, I assume he exists...I've seen pictures of him and I'm pretty sure Julie hasn't gone insane enough to see people who aren't there, but I haven't even met the boy yet, and he's gonna be Mr. Julie Merkel (and vice-versa, works both ways) in like 6 months! So, I have that to look forward to. I don't doubt he's a wonderfully cool guy, I know Julie's good at befriending people who meet my high expectations of coolness (also known as geekiness, don'tcha know), so, really I can't wait to meet him. And having him meet the Hanover contingent of psychpaths so that he will fear us ever venturing to MA to visit. Mwhahahahaa!

*Ahem* Now that I've gotten that evil laugh out of my system...I've run out of things to say! Isn't this sad!? Oh well, I guess this means I should go to bed, so's I can pack and stuff tomorrow for my little journey. Woo, exciting.

So, g'night!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Quiz...

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||| 16%
Stability |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Orderliness |||||||||||| 46%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||| 70%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 70%
Mystical |||||||||| 36%
Artistic |||||||||||||| 56%
Religious |||||| 23%
Hedonism |||||||||| 36%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||| 16%
Adventurousness |||||||||| 36%
Work ethic |||||| 30%
Self absorbed |||||||||| 36%
Conflict seeking || 10%
Need to dominate || 10%
Romantic || 10%
Avoidant |||||||||||||||| 70%
Anti-authority |||||||||||| 43%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency |||||||||||||| 56%
Change averse |||||||||||||| 56%
Cautiousness |||||||||||| 50%
Individuality |||||||||||| 50%
Sexuality |||||| 23%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Physical security |||||||||||||| 56%
Physical Fitness || 10%
Histrionic |||| 16%
Paranoia |||||| 30%
Vanity |||||| 23%
Hypersensitivity |||| 16%
Female cliche |||||| 30%
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Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..

Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.

Extraversion results were very low which suggests you are extremely reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

trait snapshot:
introverted, secretive, reclusive, tough, non social, observer, fearless, solitary, libertarian, detached, does not like to lead, outsider, abides the rules, mind over heart, good at saving money, does not like to stand out, does not make friends easily, self sufficient, not aggressive, likes the unknown, unconcerned with external opinion, strong, abstract, independent, very intellectual, analytical, high self control

Sounds a bit like me, doesn't it. Thanks to Jenny ( I guess :)) for this quiz...

That's about it for now. Later!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Ok, so I have 2 things for this...first, while I was working the closing shift this evening at work, we were told by a customer that people were camping out next door, setting up tents and such. At first I was confused, I couldn't figure out why people would be camping out in this cold on a Monday night in front of Best Buy. Then it hit me. Duh! The Xbox 360 comes out tomorrow (or at midnight). We just kept laughing at those silly people, though, cuz if they were that worried about it, they should have just gone ahead and pre-ordered the damn thing, instead of trying to be one of the first 50 people to get in when Best Buy opens for this whole thing. Oh well.

The other thing...a few days ago my parents went to Famous Bar (well, we all went) to get a new mattress, since my mother is tired of being molested by a spring poking out of her mattress. So, we tried a bunch out, and I sorta liked this one by Serta that was covered in the little counting sheep from the Serta commercials, but it was the clearanced floor model, and had already been sold. So, my parents finally decided on one, a Simmons Beautyrest to be exact, and as we were sitting there finishing up the payment stuff, I mentioned how I sorta wanted my folks to have gotten a Serta, so I could have had one of the counting sheep. Well, the saleslady said I could go ahead and take one, so I sent my brother to grab one. I mentioned the 1/2 one, since I remebered seeing it there, and I called it the Tucker...well, that's the one my brother grabbed, and amazingly enough, it has teal/turquoise eyes, so I figure Tucker is the perfect name. I just need to get hime outfitted and his picture taken... If you're wondering why Tucker is such a fitting name,with the number 1/2 plastered on his side and teal eyes, then you must needs visit this site and watch as many episodes as you can. Or you can just ask me to show you the first 2 DVDs. Hopefully for Xmas I'll get the 3rd season. :)

Hmm...what else.... I will try to redo the previous post with the helpful tips from my HTML goddess, Julie, but not right now.

Oh, I saw Harry Potter 4 on Friday. It was pretty good. I mean, it can't be 100% the book, cuz it's only one movie, and that book was fucking huge, but it did keep some ofmy favorite parts. I think it did a pretty good job of leaving in the parts you actually needed for that story, although it didn't have as much foreshadowing for the next books that the book actually did. Ummm....Ron is hilarious.

Well, I think that's about it for tonight, I can't think of anything else halfway entertaining to rant about at the moment, so.....later!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Titles?! We don't need no stinkin' titles!

Although I think it sounds better as "Badgers?! We don't need no stinkin' badgers!" Cuz badgers are funny. And cool.

Anyways, this post is purely to see if something works... About a week ago, maybe longer now, I was talking to Ellie on IM, and she told me she was making an avatar, and gave me the link. So I went there, and it was like the Sims. The character creation part, anyway. So, I made some, and also copied Ellie's in the hopes I could post them here, so you guys could see them too. I also made some alter-egos for me and here goes
Mine: [img][/img]

My Alter Ego: [img][/img]

Ellie: [img][/img]

Julie: [img][/img]

Jenny: [img][/img]

Jenny's Alter Ego: [img][/img]

Ernest (although I forgot his glasses): [img][/img]

Now..if this works, I may do more, if you ask nicely. And I apologize if you think what I did for you doesn't look like you at all....there's only so much for me to work with!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

So....yeah........I couldn't think of a title. It's jsut that a lot has happened, and how can you put that into a concise and witty one-liner? I'm usually pretty good at concise, but some days witty is a long way away.

So, where to start? I would assume by now that anyone foolish enough to read this blog
would know about the tornado that ripped through Evansville/Newburgh a week ago (in about an hour, actually). And I would guess that they would also be bright enough to realize that if I'm typing this, I'm perfectly fine, unless they'd already spoken with which that realization would be moot. The tornado hit maybe a mile or two southeast of me, and then went on through Newburgh (which is east of here). And I slept through the whole thing (of course!). Most people did. I heard quite a few (and I'm included in this) stories along the lines of:
(Phone rings)
"Hello..." says recently awoken E'villian

"Are you guys okay?" says relative in far-off state
"Umm.....yeah........ Why wouldn't we be?"
"Good, the tornado missed you guys! We were so worried down here"
"What tornado?"
Yeah, that about sums it up. My parents were at work, so they heard the sirens, but I was coamtose after my meal at Denny's and my weekly infusion of Scryed. I woke up to my mom answering the phone in my room and talking to my aunt, and deducing that a tornado must have come t
hrough from what she said and what the news was saying in her bedroom, and thinking as I fell back asleep that when Jenny heard about it, she'd definately call me. And she did, about an hour later. :)

So, what else has happened, you might ask? Only a great and wonderful holiday! Ok, so Halloween the day was sorta boring, just handing out treats to the small children (and occaisonally they're costumed parent), and then later Katie-napping Katie and taking her to Walmart and IHOP if my memory serves. But that was Halloween the actual day. The party was a couple of days before that. And that was pretty fun, getting all dressed up and hanging out in Stephanie's basement, taking pictures and listenin
g to mainly Danny Elfman music. Of course, you know what this part of the post is leading up! None of the following were taken by me, since I forgot to bring my camera...I think they're all Gena's handiwork, stole--er, borrowed, from her shutterfly account. So here goes:

The dread Stephula.... And her snack....

Scott in a cage.... And maybe those who put him there?

The whore..... .......workin

And the scene of the crimes....or whatever....
Woo, exciting. :)

Hmm......I guess that's about it for now.......can't really think of anything else to write after trying to get all those pics in here.

Til later!

Monday, October 24, 2005


Yay, I now have a bunch of links on the sidebar! It took me long enough to figure that mess out...and to get site addresses for a bunch of them. But, now it's done, until I decide to add more ;). Now all I need is to get links to my blog so people will read it, other than the few who've already seen it.

'til later!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Whaddya mean, it's only October?

So, a year ago today, I was freezing my patooties off in Ohio, with only a fleece Incubus hoodie to protect me from the occaisonal sleeting that we received while wandering the Ohio Renaissance Festival, the 4 of us huddling under any lined cloak we could find. And lo, is it not only 60 outside right now? I guess it is warmer than yesterday,'s still not really all that warm, and it's only technically been autumn for a month now. No where near winter yet. Hell, I'll be 24 before it's technically winter. 'Course, this is Indiana...don't like the weather? Just wait 5 minutes, it'll change.

Anyways, it's time to change the topic. Enough talking 'bout the weather. Let's talk about what I did today. I went Xmas shopping. Yes, you read that right. Xmas shopping. In October. So, now I have Katie, Gena, Stephanie, Ellie, and Aerine out of the way, and part of E's gift taken care of, too. I almost got Jenny something (since I was at Hot Topic for most of this), but I figured she and E have enough sheets, since I think that'
s almost all they got for their wedding. So, we'll see what she gets. It probably won't fit in the cool boxes that most people are getting, though. Hmmm....I hope I got everyone's sizes right....

Ok, next random topic. I feel sorta special, since the only people I told this blog about were Jenny and Ellie at the time of formation, but from Jenny's blog and a comment I gave on Katie's, I've had about 8 comments so far, from 4 different people. So, people have found my blog. Yay. I suppose I could tell more people, but I don't re
ally know how interested people are in my random-but-boring life.

So, last night I realized I had a message on my cell phone. I had thought it was just Laurie, since she had called my house before I got home from work, but when I listened to it later, I didn't recognize the phone number. For the first few seconds of the message, I thought it was a wrong number, but then I heard the way the voice on the other end pronounced "kitten" and I was like, "Yay, it's Aerine!!!!" Turns out she has a kitten that needs a home for about a year, until the time she can graduate and get an apartment of her own that will aloow pets, and she was hoping maybe I could take it. I th
ought about it, and talked about it a bit with my brother, but in the end, I came to the conclusion that my house is no longer kitty-friendly. Too much junk everywhere, and really, no room to put a litterbox. This, of course, disappointed my brother, who was starting to ike the idea of a pet in the house. I felt really bad, cuz Aerine must really need a place to call me, but I told her Jenny and E might be able to handle it...maybe. I dunno how their apartment/pet situation is anymore, but I do know that they are currently cat-less and they do like cats. But now I just want to visit Aerine again. But I don't know when I'll be able to do that. I know she has a blog...I wonder what it is (hint, hint, Jenny).

Anyways, I guess it's time for me to end this ramble, but, I'll end it with a random pic, to get everyone in the mood for the pumpkin from last year.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Aftermath......

Ok, so I survived my very cold weekend without a jacket of any kind and a very flimsy ren outfit, but now I think I'm coming down with something. Damn natural karma. But the weekend was fun, so it's all good, just as long as I don't take any deep breaths. What did we do, you ask? Well, let's see...after I arrived in Anderson we tried to eat tacos, but those shells were pretty nasty, so we ended up with something along the lines of "chipless taco salads" as Jenny put it. Then I made them watch the first disc of Nadesico, and Jenny went to bed. I stayed up and played around on their X-Box with Ernest for a bit, then by myself, and then I went to sleep on the broken couch. Next morning I got up with them and helped with their rummage sale, then we went back and ate lunch, the suited up and drove to Fishers. At the Renfest we saw some SCA re-enactors do a bit of fighting, and one of the guys actually got a little hurt. He got clubbed on the back of the head, even though he was wearing a bunch of armor. I didn't get a pic of him... After the fight, Ernest got a pic of us with one of the fighters in full armor. As you can see, there I am to the back and the right of the knight, with Jenny next to me, and Jenny's mom and sister on the other side. Yay for pictures. After the fight, we went over and watched the "Royal Falconer", although I didn't get any good action pics of the birds. I did get some at the end, when the birds were posing. And I do mean posing. The peregrine kept lifting up its wings for those of us taking pics. Wasn't he cute! Gah, that stupid word has found it's way into my vocabulary, and I can't get rid of it. Anyways, the entire time we were there, I was sorta halfway looking for Ellie and Ceiledgh (that's probably not how it's spelled, I'm sorry!) since we were supposed to meet them, but they hadn't called. Turns out they were there the entire time, and had just lost mine and Jenny's cell numbers. After playing a bit of phone tag (you're it!) we met up with them and ate dinner at a Wendy's. They headed back to Hanover, and we headed back to Anderson. We watched another disc of Nadesico and went to bed so we could go to church in the morning. I know what you're thinking, and amazingly enough, no, I did not burst into flames upon entering the building. Since Jenny just got a job as glorified secretary at Central Christian Church in Anderson (a Diciples of Christ church) she wanted to actually attend a service. And since E was going to, I didn't really want to be left at their apartment alone. I had never been to a DoC service before, but it was essentially a Methodist service to me. Except that the minister/pastor/whatever the title was a woman. I don't think they do that at Methodist churches. But I could be wrong. Anyways, the minister called Jenny up toward the beginning of the service and introduced her to the congregation, and she in turn introduced E and myself, the visitor from far-off lands. Trust me, if you've ever tried to get anywhere from Evansville, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. After church we went back to the apartment and watched a third disc of Nadesico, and then played a bit of Halo 2, me and Jenny vs. E. Jenny and I actually won once. It was exciting. The E's dad and sister showed up, and after looking at a bunch of pictures, that saintly man invited me to go to dinner with them and paid for me! So after dinner, I went back to their apartment to pick up a few last things, and was lured back into the world og Halo 2 for another couple of rounds before leaving at 9 pm. Waaaay too late for an almost 4 hour drive, but oh well. It was tons of fun, though, and someday I'll have a group of days off from work so's I can do it again. Here's hoping for that!
Hmm.....I guess that's it for now....till later!

Friday, October 07, 2005

A weekend of revelry awaits....

Well, that was quick! I feel that since I'll actually be doing something halfway interesting in the next few days, I might as well feed your inevitible jealousy. Tomorrow will be quite a day for me, and Saturday even more so. You see, tomorrow, after I finally wake up, I'll be going on over to the west side of town for my last foray into the world of deep fried foods on a stick, for this year at least. What am I talking about? Only the second largest street festival (in terms of the number of people who attend) in the United States. The Fall Festival. if you're interested. Yumm... Anyways, after that, and after cleaning out the rolling trash bin that is my car, I'm headin' on up to the bustlin' ville of Anderson. Yeah, I know, you thought I was doing something exciting. Hey, I ain't staying at home, so it's exciting to me! But, really, after spending one night hanging out with a couple of my friends (who I'll get links to their blogs later), and helping them with a rummage sale so they can pay their rent, we're going to Fishers for a Renfest. Woo, the excitement is tangible. We'll meet some other friends there, some who are still trapped at the alma mater, and have a rip-roaring time, or at least a good one. Maybe if you're unlucky, I'll take some pics and post them here, mu-whahahahahaa.
But, yeah, how's that for something different!
Until later!

A Blog is born

Do you hear that sound? That wailing, keening cry of something realizing that it's trapped on this plane of existence until Fate lets it go? Those are the newborn cries of this baby Blog, the closest I'll ever get to giving birth (please, any god listening, let that be true!).
"Why?" you ask. Why has this monster been brought into the world? Because everyone else has a blog (or an LJ, or a webpage), and I was feeling left out. So that I would have something to do when feeling bored, or something. So I could have a place to post pictures and make a list of links and to bore any poor soul who comes across this blog with the rantings of my college-deadened mind. Oh yes, and to show off Ellie's wonderful title, since my broken brain couldn't think of anything as beautiful as that collection of GRE words. And it's so appropo, too. Hell, is that even how that word is spelled? I really do think my brain is broken!
Oh well, anyways, moving on. We'll see how long this lasts, whether or not I ever post anything again. I should, don't say "apathetic mind" up there for nothin'. So, we'll see.
Until the Muse hits me with a frying pan again, here's me signing off....or whatever.