Saturday, September 23, 2006

life is complete: i have found my theme song

Okay. So, no, I don't really know JavaScript or pi to a thousand places...but still, there are plenty of things in this song that apply to me, as most of you already well know. The song to which I'm referring is Weird Al Yankovic's "White and Nerdy," a parody on a rap song. I'm posting the lyrics below. People, I am serious. This has made me laugh harder than I have in ages, mainly because it's so descriptive of so many things I enjoy (NOT the bubble wrap, though). ;o)

If you're a real nerd, you can watch the video on Weird Al's myspace page (just scroll down and click "play").

Yes, indeed. I, too, am white and nerdy. Life is fun. ;o)

White and Nerdy
by Weird Al Yankovic

They see me mowin'
My front lawn
I know they're all thinking I'm so white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy?
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy
I wanna roll with
The gangstas
But so far they all think I'm too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy.
Really really white and nerdy.

First in my class here at MIT
Got skills, I'm a champion at D&D
MC Escher - that's my favorite MC
Keep your 40, I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they're quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Steven Hawking's in my library
My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin' for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grills but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a whiz at Minesweeper - I could play for days
Once you see my sweet moves you're gonna stay amazed
My fingers' movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze
There's no killer app I haven't run
At Pascal, well I'm number one
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain't got a gat but I got a soldering gun
Happy Days is my favorite theme song
I could sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I'll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I'm fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon

They see me roll on
My Segway
I know in my heart they think I'm white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy
I'd like to roll with
The gangstas
Although it's apparent I'm too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
How'd I get so white and nerdy

I've been browsin', inspectin'
X-Men comics, you know I collect 'em
The pens in my pocket, I must protect 'em
My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shopping online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized Holy Grail really well
I can recite it right now and have you ROTFLOL
I got a business doing websites
When my friends need some code, who do they call?
I do HTML for 'em all
Even made a homepage for my dog
Yo, I got myself a fanny pack
They were havin' a sale down at The Gap
Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
Pop, pop, hope no one sees me
Gettin' freaky
I'm nerdy in the extreme
And whiter than sour cream
I was in AV Club and Glee Club and even the Chess Team
Only question I
Ever thought was hard
Was do I like Kirk
Or do I like Picard
Spend every weekend at the Renaissance Fair
Got my name on my underwear

They see me strollin'
They laughin'
And rollin' their eyes 'cause I'm so white and nerdy
Just because I'm white and nerdy
Just because I'm white and nerdy
All because I'm white and nerdy
Holy cow, I'm white and nerdy
I wanna bowl with
The gangstas
But, oh well, it's obvious I'm white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

I LOVE IT!!! ;oD

Thursday, September 21, 2006

thanks to leenda

A shout out of thanks to Leenda for letting me borrow her Jars of Clay CDs! I'm highly enjoying them. Right now I'm listening to their "who we are instead" album and loving it. It's got this old-timey feel that reminds me of soft classic rock, and it's just sweet to hear that style with lyrics designed to make me think about something deeper than my own troubles.

Just the encouragement I need right now. :o) Thanks, Leenda!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

NaNo 2006 is just around the corner!

Greetings, Person-Currently-Reading-This,

I just wanted to say that I'm starting to get excited about this year's NaNoWriMo! Click here if you have no clue what I'm talking about. Although how someone can go through life not knowing what NaNoWriMo's beyond me. Just kidding. ;o)

No. Really.

Kidding again!

(But come on.....)

Gotcha! ;o)

Okay, anyway.....I'm excited for November 1st, 12:00:01 a.m., because that's the official starting second of NaNo. (Or should that be 00:00:01?) For my NaNo 2006, I've decided not to work on my current novel, but start a brand new one instead. Something funny, I think. I do believe I could use some funny. I already have some ideas and have jotted down some opening paragraphs--which I won't include in my final NaNo word count, of course. Naturally, I can't share the entirety of my idea here....but I'll go so far as to say my NaNo will be about a writer participating in NaNoWriMo 2006. In other words, I'll be NaNo-ing about NaNo-ing, and hopefully I'll manage to avoid writing myself into a corner.

As far as my current novel ("Triad," which I've been working on nearly three years) is concerned...I'm still not finished, but I'm still working on it. I'm still not noveling as much as I'd like to be, but now I'm at least up to writing once a week instead of only once every six months. ;o) My heroine has been successfully re-kidnapped by the marauders Joel insisted I add.....So Joel, I'm still indebted to you for that suggestion. ;o)

Said heroine needs to get a move on and get to the capital city, though. She's still gotta have a showdown with her evil, power-hungry grandfather, her psychotic brother, and the nomad who thinks she's supposed to marry him in order to fulfill a prophecy. Not to mention saving the country from an invasion, rescuing her little sister, and figuring out that she's really in love with the best-friend-guy, then getting best-friend-guy out of her rival's clutches.

*sigh* A heroine's work is never done.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


All comments answered, as far as I can tell. Haven't gotten caught up on emails the way I wanted, but at least I put a dent in it.

I just hope nobody tells me to put a sock in it. ;o)

thanks everybody

I must send my thanks to whomever sent me the forward about rat crap in the glue on envelopes, because I now have to use a wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.

And I have to scrub the top of every can I open because of rat crap, too.

I no longer have any savings, because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program.

I no longer worry about my soul, because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has granted my every wish (even though I have no clue who St. Theresa is, what a novena is, or what she does with hers to grant wishes).

I no longer eat KFC, because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I can't enjoy a good latte from Starbucks anymore, because they WOULD NOT send any coffee to that poor Army Sgt. who requested it.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants, even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an email to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking a man along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper, since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave, because it causes cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring me for life.

I no longer go to shopping malls, because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer shop at Target, since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone, because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer worry about sudden cardiac arrest, since I can now cough myself back to life instead of wasting time calling 911.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus, since I now have their recipe.

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but mine, because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

Thank you too for all the endless advice Andy Rooney has given us. I can live a better life now because he's told us how to fix everything.

And thanks to your great advice, I can't ever pick up $5.00 I dropped in the parking lot, because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM this afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician, who is a lawyer.

--Author Unknown

i've changed my mind

I no longer think it's a spider bite. I think we're all in the Matrix, and the Agents stuck one of those multi-legged tracking bug thingies in my bellybutton.

It hurts, anyway. :o/

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

the weirdest things happen to me

I think a spider bit me in the bellybutton last night as I slept.


Monday, September 11, 2006

new art on elfwood

Hi friends. My newest painting is posted on Elfwood! For you Saxons out there, this one might interest you because it's of Burg Rabenstein. Please check it out here and let me know what you think!

i'm trying to answer emails today

If you think I owe you an email, and you don't get one today, tell me. My brain is Swiss cheese, and it's entirely possible your email got lost in one of the holes.


Saturday, September 09, 2006

to whom it may concern....

Take this survey!

Eye ColorLight brown.....though some people tell me it's hazel.
Hair ColorDark blonde with reddish highlights.
Height165cm or 5'5''....5'6'' on a good day. ;o)
Right Handed or Left HandedRight-handed, but I eat ambidextrously (knife in right hand, fork in left).
Your HeritageFrench, Irish, German, and a tiny drop of Cherokee.
Your weaknessOn the flippant side: chocolate. On the serious side: I'm too obsessed with my inspirations.
Your fearThe Creator of the universe holds me in the palm of his hand. What is there for me to fear?
Perfect PizzaTomato sauce, cheese, onions, olives, red and yellow bell peppers, pepperoni, some pineapple, and the occasional jalapeno.
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This YearI would like to finish writing my latest novel, which I've been working on for nearly three years.
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messengerI'm very unmodern and am never on IM.
Thoughts First Waking UpWhat time is it? Is the sun out? What day is it?
Your Best Physical FeatureHmm....eyes? lips? hands? kneecaps? I have no clue...
Your Most Missed MemoryIf I'm missing it, then how am I supposed to remember it?
Do you smokeNope. I tried smoking one cigarette once. Held the smoke in my mouth (it tasted like raisins), then blew it out. Didn't inhale. I think smoking is a disgusting habit.
Do you singI love to sing!!!
Have you been in loveOh yes. :o)
Do you believe in yourselfYes.
Do you get along with your parentsExtremely well!
In the past month have you gone on a dateYes! Ed and I had a pseudo-picnic in the park a few days ago.
In the past month have you been dumpedNope! Happily married. :o)
In the past month have you gone skinny you know how *COLD* it is over here?!?
Ever been drunkUnfortunately, yes. Once.
Ever been called a teaseYes.
Ever been beaten upYes.
How do you want to dieHonorably.
What do you want to be when you grow upA more mature Christian.
Favorite eye color on opposite sexBlue, hazel, gray, dark's not the color, it's the soul behind it.
Favorite hair colorAnything that's natural!
Short or long hairWhatever looks good on someone--depends on the person, and depends on the hair!

Friday, September 08, 2006

ha ha

So, a priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and says,

"What is this, a joke?"


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

stupid sheep

Hi, Not-So-Anonymous as well as Totally-Anonymous Readers,

Here's a cute something I wanted to share with you. Lots of German shops sell these adorable little "sheepworld" products, which are basically various items with pictures of these little sheep and cute sayings on them. The funniest and cutest pictures, as far as I'm concerned (and I'm sure Van will agree with me), are the ones that say:

Ohne dich ist alles doof.

Which means: "Without you, everything is stupid."

You can see one of these cute pictures here. Just click it to enlarge!

The rest of the writing in the picture says things like this:

tree: stupid
sun: stupid
grass: stupid
crawling bug: stupid

And so forth.

And so, to my wonderful Readers out there, whoever you might be: Ohne euch ist alles doof. ;o)

population decline in germany

Hi all,

Clint pointed me in the direction of this article a few weeks back, and I'm finally getting around to mentioning it here. The article covers one of the particular challenges Germany is facing today as a result of Reunification in 1989. Specifically, the subject is the rapidly increasing population decline in Germany; and the article gives a brief profile of Chemnitz as an example.

It's very interesting, and it gives a few possible hints as to why introducing people over here to Jesus is such a particularly challenging and slow process.

Here's the link: article on Germany's population decline.