I love my hometown...

So I spent the last few days back at home for turkey day. It's deer hunting thru this weekend. Now for those of you not from rural Wisconsin, the week of deer hunting is like Christmas (if your good, you get a deer), New Years (lots and lots of drinking) and the 4th of July (guns go boom) all in one for the hunters. Well anyway, I'm driving thru Hustler, WI today, while going by the bank, I see their is a Jeep in the drive thru doing what ever business, with a dead gutted dear tied to top. Where and when else can you get away with going to the bank with a dead animal strapped to the top of your car with out having the police called... Hmm, anyway...
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Monkey Challenge Trivia Quiz
I beat the monkey by 22 points.
Take the Quiz at MonkeyQuiz.com

Your Final Quiz Score: 34 right out of a possible 60
The Monkey's Final Score: 12 right out of 60

You asserted your intellectual superiority brilliantly! The monkey is now left contemplating his own inferiority. Where others have failed to claim the mantel of unequivocal dominance over lesser species, you have truly succeeded! Congratulations on besting the ape and reaffirming the capabilities of the human mind. You have done mankind proud.

You scored in the 82nd percentile.
(82% of quiz takers scored worse than you)

Your score: 10
Monkey's score: 0
-- Quite well done.
Your score: 5
Monkey's score: 5
-- Not a proud moment.
Your score: 10
Monkey's score: 6
-- Well done.
Random Trivia
Your score: 9
Monkey's score: 1
-- A handy defeat of the monkey.

Link: Monkey Challenge Quiz

Dang, I totally sucked at it, missed almost half the questions, and I still scored better than 82% of the people? eck...
Well, at least I got some monky spanking in at work and didnt get caught.

Late Night ramblings

It's 1:30 am on a Saturday night, watching the BBS Documentary remembering the old days, nothing better to do so what better to do than update my lj...
Nothing new great and exciting going on in my life at this time. Been goofing around with the furballs. Shady is pretty laid back and cool, Angel just aint warming up to me. Just like human women :P Shady scared the crap out of me the other day, was playing with him, he deicided to find out whats under my 'fridge. It was a looong 30 seconds trying to coax him out. Job sucks, hate it more on a daily basis. Hours are changing in a few weeks, which is good, I can now participate in more guild stuff in UO.

Stuff was pretty insane for a while, in a few months time 8 people whom I'm friends with (which is damn near all my friends!) had some major thing health related go wrong, from the below mentioned uncle in the hit and run, to a friend who was hit riding his bike to another spending 6 weeks in a hospital for an infection, to several others having operations, one minor, one fairly major. Every one pulled thru just fine. Except for Jeff, who I worked with, he passed away. He was a great guy, always smiling, always seeing the better side of things. He sat right in front of me for almost a year, I got to know him quite well, talking about everything from planes and submarines to computers and digital cameras to joking around and talking about the daily events of life. He loved his wife very much, did cool and unique things with her all the time like spending a weekend in a monastery with her to hot air ballooning. To make it that much harder for her she lost her father the same day as Jeff. I cant even begin to imagine... 

A few days after Jeff passed, Katrina happened. For the first few weeks all I could do is sit on New Orleans web sites read the stories about what happened, viewing the pictures of the destruction from the storm and humanity, then wondering how in the hell things could have gotten so bad. I have been down to the crescent city 5 times totaling almost a month and between books such as Anne Rice's and the net, I have gotten to know the city very well. It's my favorite place to be outside of Wisconsin, was looking at going next spring again. Might have to delay that a while now, but at least it will be their to go back to. They going to rebuild, its coming back, hopefully close it its formal glory. After everything the people of that city have went thru, they are not giving up. The place defiantly has spirit(s)...

Not long before the above events, Jimmy Doohan was lost. He was best known to the world as Scotty from Star Trek. I had a chance to see him at a Trek con 10 or so years back (1 of only 2 I have been at). He seemed like such a genuine, down to earth person, the type of a guy who you could sit with at a pub for hours on end and never have to bring up the "T" world. At that con, I was sitting a dozen or so rows back, Jimmy was up front doing a Q&A for a good hour or so, telling some great stories. Something got brought up about lack of toilets on the Enterprise. He made a crack about that's what the denigrate setting on the phasers were for. I had read some story online a few years earlier talking about that, started chuckling and shaking my head. From where Jimmy was at, he saw me, pointed me out and said something about that's so disgusting that guy is going to be sick. Which is not what was going thru my head, but I didn't care, freaking Scotty noticed my in a big crowd. Totally made my day. I did get him to do an autograph, he's one of the few celebs I have seen actually take the time to try and make his signature legible, unlike a lot of others I have seen (only other I have had done in person was John DeLancie, made out the J and D L and that was it, pictures I have seen of other autographs you would think they gave a 3 year old a marker. And I thought my hand writing was bad...). Just from the few hours in his presence that day you could tell he was a hell of a great guy.

Ok, enough depressing crap. Well, one more thing... WTF is wrong with the movie industry? Serenity was absolutely amazing, as of end of day Friday she has only made $14 million. Thats 8 days. The last Star Wars made something like $100 million opening weekend. And in comparison, if my name was George Lucas, I would be afraid to admit I have ever made a space movie in comparison to Serenity. Amazing writing, excellent acting, funny as hell one minute, fighting back the tears the next, action, romance and Kaylee, you cant beat that. So far I have seen it twice, planning on another showing tonight. I'm not going to get into a review as I'm half asleep, here is something I posted over at http://whedonesque.org

As I start writing this it's exactly 24 hours from the start of the film and I'm still blown away. All I have been able to do today is think about the movie, the characters and show (and having to watch War Stories, seemed the appropriate episode to watch today)
Our midnight premier on the Ultrascreen was approximately 2/3's full. Got their at around 10 pm, temperature was in the low 50's but that didn't stop the 50+ people were waiting outside, 2 hours before the start, including several Kaylee's, Inara's, Wash's and me in my Blue Sun shirt with a Browncoat on.
The crowds reaction was great, every one laughing when they should, sniffles after the loss of Book and Wash and clapping as the credits started rolling, picking up again as recognizable names such as Joss came on screen.
I knew 9 other people their, 6 of them fans of the show (2 of whom I converted), 1 who had seen a few episodes and 2 who knew nothing of the show. And everyone loved it, including myself. A lot has already been said, not going to repeat it, except for I loved how Joss threw in the little things for us fans of the show. When Kaylee was helping Jayne clean up the inside of Serenity after the nacelle of the reaver ship crashed in, she was holding up what appeared to be a catalyzer like the one blown in Out of Gas. And at the end when Serenity takes off after being repaired, Mal (or was it more Nathan) flipping Wash's 3 switches with his dinosaures lined up on the side of the counsel. And the little things, the vine print was back in the kitchen, their were lights around the entrance to Kaylee's room.
Just an all around amazing job.
A friend went to the 5 pm show today at the same theater, when he left the line in was going around the block. Lets hope we see more of that all over the 'verse, so we can get our next big damn movie...

keep flyin

Ohh, and I'm now totally hooked on Veronica Mars, great show! I found it thanks to Joss, he went on raving on how excellent it is, then Kevin Smith did the same, so I could not resist... So now I'm watching Lost, Veronica Mars, Battlestar Galatica, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Hex and South Park. That way to much TV... Especially considering I don't want any of them on the tube, I d/l them all :P A coworker burned me a bunch of Twin Peaks, another did the first 3 seasons of Family Guy, neither of which I had seen in the past, so even more to watch. Arg...

Well, when I sat down to start this almost an hour ago now, my intent was to talk about the BBS days and how much I miss that time in my life. Meet some really cool people, including the first gal I fell in love with, a gal who I had a major thing for but either she was with someone or I was so never pursued it (I miss Shadowdragon... still have a bit of a thing to for her to this day, almost 14 years later), someone who helped create some of the base work for the rouge class in D&D, to just cool ass normal computer geeks, hanging out at Perkins at 3 am or being logged into the Screaming Demon ][ for 14 hours straight chatting away... Ok, need sleep, that's a road for another day...   (hopefully not almost another year)

I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar...
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You scored as Kaylee Frye. The Mechanic. You are a natural mechanic, and you are far too sweet and cheerful to live out here. How you can see the good in everyone around you boggles the mind occationally. Still you don't seem to be any crazier than that, and it is a nice kinda crazy.


Kaylee Frye


Simon Tam


Hoban 'Wash' Washburne


Shepherd Derrial Book


Capt. Mal Reynolds


River Tam


Zoe Alleyne Washburne


The Operative


Inara Serra


Jayne Cobb


Which Serenity character are you?
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On Saturday I (with my mom tagging along) did a road trip down to Chicago to pick up my new kids! I have Angel and Shady, both about a year and a half old. Their first night, they were pretty freaked out, didn't do much with them. Sunday night Shady came out to play for half an hour or so. The little stinker decided to try and taste test my ear! Dang him! Last night they didn't wake around 2 am, so didn't have them out to long, but long enough for Shady to pee on me! :P I'm scared to see what he's going to do tonight. Well, of ta work...

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What am I?

I Am A: Chaotic Good Elf Ranger Cleric

Chaotic Good characters are independent types with a strong belief in the value of goodness. They have little use for governments and other forces of order, and will generally do their own things, without heed to such groups.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Primary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.

Secondary Class:
Clerics are the voices of their God/desses on Earth. They perform the work of their deity, but this doesn't mean that they preach to a congregation all their lives. If their deity needs something done, they will do it, and can call upon that deity's power to accomplish their goals.

Solonor Thelandria is the Chaotic Good elven god of archery and the hunt. He is also known as the Keen Eye, the Great Archer, and the Forest Hunter. His followers respect nature, and only hunt when needed, but are quick to defend the forest from intruders. Their favorite weapon is the bow, and they tend to be extremely talented with it. Solonor Thelandria's symbol is an arrow with green fletchings.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?,
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Detailed Results
Lawful Good ----- XXXX (4)
Neutral Good ---- XX (2)
Chaotic Good ---- XXXXXX (6)
Lawful Neutral -- (0)
True Neutral ---- (-1)
Chaotic Neutral - XX (2)
Lawful Evil ----- (-2)
Neutral Evil ---- (-3)
Chaotic Evil ---- (-2)

Human ---- X (1)
Half-Elf - (0)
Elf ------ XXXXXX (6)
Halfling - X (1)
Dwarf ---- XXXX (4)
Half-Orc - X (1)
Gnome ---- XXXX (4)

Fighter - X (1)
Ranger -- XXXX (4)
Paladin - (-1)
Cleric -- XXXX (4)
Mage ---- XX (2)
Druid --- X (1)
Thief --- (-2)
Bard ---- XX (2)
Monk ---- (-5)

Wow, an update

Well, its been almost a year since my last update, maybe I should update this with something :P Have had my share of good and bad...

Lost my last grandfather to cancer.
A friendship was ended...
Picked up a GPSr so I could do some geocaching, 3 for 5 so far, I really need to start doing some more caches.
Finally cleaned up my mess of an apartment.
Had to drop almost $200 for a new hard drive (thanks to Linux, I'm done with it unless I get a dedicated box) then a $503 car repair bill, arg.
Played FFXI for a while, got board and quite.
Joined a guild in Ultima Online so I can waste more time in that.
Job continues to suck.
Over a month ago some dumb ass hits my great uncle with his truck while my uncle is mowing lawn, (on his law, 5 1/2 from the side of the road) and takes off. Still haven't found the dumb ass who did it.
Became totally hooked on Battlestar Galactica.
Saw Clerks on the big screen, then listened Kevin Smith speak for 6 1/2 hours (I cant wait for Clerks 2. The only thing I'm more excited about is...)
SERENITY! 65 more days to go..
And a lot more stuff in their. But my memory sucks.

and last but not least
Saturday I'm going to Chicago to pick up 2 sugar gliders!
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Linux is install, up and running! After a week of messing around with Mandrake and getting no where with the soundcard or the NIC, a co-worker suggested Slackware, so I gave it a try. At one point last night I thought I was toast, after the install LILO was coming up LI 99 99 99 99 etc on the screen, could not boot into any os, and I found out my back up of the master boot record wasn't working. After dinking around trying all kinds of stupid and warped things that I could think of, all with windows or Partitian Magic to restore it. I finally stuck in the Slackware boot disk, was able to get into Linux and config it to launch KDE, able to get into to the LILO config file and found that was all kinds of messed up, fixed that, reboot, got LILO back so I can hit both Windoze and Linux, so I was a very happy camper. The NIC was not working with Linux took a few hours of playing with that to get it going, now thats up, and here's my first post from my Linux box!


Enough rambling, later all.

(The built in spell checker with Konqueror is the shit!)