[Perplexity]'s diary

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Written about Tuesday 2008-03-04
Written: (4418 days ago)
Next in thread: 1015699, 1015709, 1015714, 1016215

My uncle, to whom I donated my liver two years ago this April, passed away a few days ago. He was only the second transplant patient in the world to have developed cancer, so the doctors were unsure how to proceed with his treatment. It was a long, painful few months for him, and he chose to end the battle on his own terms. He died at home, with his wife and his brother (my father) at his side. I am so saddened by my family's loss, but I can take some small measure of comfort knowing that his suffering is over. Not just the physical pain, but the degradation one must endure when terminally ill, to have your family and total strangers attend to your every mundane and intimate need. To be such an accomplished and independent man, it must have been unbearable to feel so helpless. I am lucky enough to have had the opportunity to see him about a week prior to his death, and hope that I conveyed to him adequately his impact on my life and how very much he will always mean to me. My heart breaks for my Aunt, who dedicated herself so wholly to her husband, especially in the later years. She was wife, nurse, advocate, and cheerleader for him, and now she must find her days very long... I go back and forth between feeling like my gift to him was worthless, that I did not save his life like I thought. But, I had given them two years that he would not have had otherwise, allowed them to travel once more to their summer home in New York that they loved so much, and to attend his mother's (my grandmother) 100th birthday party. So, I think in the end it was all worth it. It will always be the most noble and selfless thing I will ever have done with my life. My shining moment. And the memory of my uncle will always push me to live every day to it's fullest, to treasure my family and my husband more than anything, and to see and do as many things as possible because life is so short and precious and it can end at any time.

1001679  Link to this entry 
Written about Saturday 2007-12-29
Written: (4483 days ago)
Next in thread: 1001690, 1001835, 1002018, 1002473

It's been a long time since I've participated in this online community and to those that I used to have conversations with, I apologize for dropping out of ET =) [Evilmonk] and I are very close to the end of the ordeal that is relocating. In a couple more days, we will be able to move into a house of our own again. Four of our cats have been boarding at a vet clinic, and we are just so eager to get them back into a home environment. It will be a little while longer until phone and internet service is hooked up, so there will be yet another period of silence, but I hope that after that, we will both be back in the swing of creating things like Happy Hero and Inspirado. We always have a lot of fun doing them and it is a shame to let them die, yeah? Admittedly, after such a long hiatus, it is difficult to recall where exactly the story lines were leading... =B
Well, best to you all, and we'll see you next year!

985054  Link to this entry 
Written about Saturday 2007-10-20
Written: (4553 days ago)
Next in thread: 985070, 985586, 985935

I know there are a couple of perverts out there that will appreciate this *grin*


984815  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-10-19
Written: (4554 days ago)
Next in thread: 984852

Everyone else is still sleeping. I got woked up rather rude like. My oldest cat, Django, has a very sensitive digestive system. We usually feed the cats a holistic, organic food - but because I am lazy and did not go to the specialty pet food store, we have been feeding our cats my friend's Iams dry food which she gives to her cats. Anyway, he has been projectile vomiting rather violently every day since we have fed this Iams to him. I mean, Linda Blair would be envious at the ferocity of his vomiting. Poor lil guy. Finally, after doing many loads of laundry and scrubbing carpets every day, I went to get his preferred food. I guess his system is still sorting itself out though because I woke to the sound of his gagging and warm, wet splashes across my legs. Nice. Time to wake up. =P
This could have been more disastrous... he could have puked on [Evilmonk]. I don't think the cat has enough lives to survive that!

984740  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-10-19
Written: (4555 days ago)

We just saw the "Transformers" movie for the first time last night. And for everyone who did not like it, I think you are over-thinking the shit. It was a kick ass, special effects laden film. The battle scenes were incredible. Every time someone transformed I felt like giggling and clapping it was so cool. The only thing that did not sit well with me was Soundwave - it was cool that they made him small, to account for him being a boombox and all - but did they have to make him so darn goofy? I mean, Soundwave was like, Mister Stoic y'know? =) Ah well, small price to pay for an awesome movie, in my opinion.

981537  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-10-05
Written: (4568 days ago)
Next in thread: 981657, 981713

A few people have brought it to my non-tv watching, non-cable subscribing ass that there is a Flash Gordon TV show on the SciFi Channel. I watched a little bit of episode 108 on the website... and... it... SUCKED. Where is the camp? Where are the bright costumes? Where are the Penthouse playmates? Where is the over the top acting? Where are the technicolor vomit sets and matte painting backgrounds? The tv show played more like a boring soap opera to me. *yawn* I'm telling you, a rated R, totally crazy off the wall reimagining of the 80's gem would kick this Flash Gordon's ass.

981140  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2007-10-04
Written: (4570 days ago)
Next in thread: 981174, 981199

Someone needs to write some letters, bang down some doors, grease some palms and do whatever it takes to get a remake of this movie in the works!

The original soundtrack was done by Queen, one of the greatest blessings to the music world. The new updated version would be done by Tenacious D - the other great blessing. I think the D should also be cast as the Hawkmen, Jaybles as Vultan:
Te orignal Ming was wonderfully played by Max Von Sydow, but we think we could get an excellent Ming out of Geoffrey Rush. Ming's sexpot daughter perhaps played by the sultry voiced Scarlett Johanssen.
Our hero Flash would have a definitely have to have a lot of comedy chops, so we thought of Sean William Scott. Leading lady, Dale, would be played by Amy Smart, who isn't afraid of making a fool out of herself and looks like an all American kinda girl. Robin Williams would be a great, cracked out, mad scientist.
I couldn't find a picture of Barin from the first movie, but he was played by Timothy Dalton. I think Josh Harnet would make a nice Barin looks-wise, but maybe Nathan Fillion could do it, just so we could have him invovled... cuz who in their right mind does not love Nathan Fillion?
I think Joss Whedon should write and perhaps direct, or maybe Terry Gilliam could bring his wild visual style to the table. 

I don't think any of this is too much to ask for...
so, let's start our campaign by writing letters, sending emails, telegrams, smoke signals, strip-o-grams, notes tied to bricks thrown through windows, or whatever else it takes. 

975848  Link to this entry 
Written about Saturday 2007-09-15
Written: (4589 days ago)

"This is a lesson called “five lessons from water” that Kanbei Kuroda, who was a general for Hideyoshi Toyotomi, purported to be the words of Lao Tzu into five in his way after he retired and named himself Nyosui."

From Masaru Emoto's website:


952688  Link to this entry 
Written about Wednesday 2007-06-27
Written: (4668 days ago)
Next in thread: 952738

[smakeupfx] is working on a fantastic project (go check his house to find the link to it!) and mentioned Kit Williams as an inspiration. Here is a link to a site which tells about this fascinating man!

952143  Link to this entry 
Written about Tuesday 2007-06-26
Written: (4669 days ago)
Next in thread: 952261, 952717

Viewing some random houses and this made me giggle ^_^

"I am part of the Anthro Lovers wiki...if you like anthropology at all or marvel at any form of anthro's you will enjoy this wiki."

ANTHROpology! *lol* Who knew furries were part of the social sciences?

948465  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-06-15
Written: (4681 days ago)

Ganked from [irulan] who ganked it from [Ocean Soul], [Sunrose], and [smakeupfx]. Feel free to gank this yourself!

OO1. When's the last time you ran?
Last night when I snuck up on [Evilmonk] and almost gave him a heart attack.

OO2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
I don't think so... =/ but maybe one does and I dunno about it.

003. What are you dreading right now?
Driving 18 hours with 5 cats.

OO4. Do you celebrate 4/20?
Not anymore.

OO5. When is the last time you saw your significant other?
A few minutes ago.

OO8. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
I try to, but the cats never let me sleep uninterrupted.

O11. What's your current favourite song?
Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)

O12. If anyone came to your house on your "lazy days" what would you do?
Be lazy, I guess.

O13. Who last grabbed your ass?
[Evilmonk], of course!

O14. Have you ever been in your school's band?

O15. Do you own a pair of Converse?
Not at the moment.

O16. Did you copy and paste this survey?
Well, yeah...

O17. Do you eat raw cookie dough?
Sure. Got any?

O18. Have you ever kicked a vending machine?
Kicked, punched, smacked, and scolded harshly.

O19. Don't you hate when the radio ruins good songs by playing a slow one right after it?
Don't listen to radio that much, unless it is NPR.

O21. Do you watch Trading Spaces?
Don't have cable, but I have seen the show before.

O23. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?

O24. Are you cocky?
Cock-eyed, but very humble.

O25. Could you live without a computer?
Doubtfully... though I'm sure I could make due without SOMEHOW. I mean, people did at one point, right? I think?

O26. Do you wear your shoes in the house?
Occasionally. Do slippers count?

O27. At what age did you find out that Santa wasn't real?
Hmmm... probably 7 or 8 I guess.

O28. How many phones, house phones and cell phones are in your house?

O29. What do you do when you're sad?
Mope, cry, sleep, sigh, eat, get [Evilmonk] to cheer me up.

O30. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?

O31. Last time you saw your best friend?
I told you, I just saw [Evilmonk] a few minutes ago!

O32. Who or what sleeps with you?
My husband and 3-5 cats.

O33. Are you in high school?
No, thank freakin god.

034. Is anyone on your bad side now?
*turns around* Not that I can see.

O35. What jewelery are you wearing?
Platinum wedding band and diamond engagement ring. The only jewelry I need.

O36. What's the first thing you do when you get online?
Check emails, see if we got feedback from anyone looking at our house, visit ET.

O37. Do you watch Grey's Anatomy?
Never seen it.

O38. Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?
If they are clean. Well, even if they just aren't THAT dirty.

O39. Where do you work?
MD Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

O40. What are you doing Friday?
Probably watching a movie with my husband after work. 

O41. Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?
Has he been molesting children?

O42. Favorite name for a girl?
Keiran (yeah I know this is a boy's name... but... whatever)

O43. Favorite name for a boy?
Harrison? lol

O44. Will you keep your last name when you get married?
I didn't.

O45. When is the last time you left your house?
Noon today to catch PotC: At World's End

O46. Do you return your cart?

O47. Do you have a dishwasher?

O48. What noise do you hear?
[Evilmonk] going outside to smoke a cigarette.

O49. Would you survive in prison?
I'd figure out how, so I could see my husband and family again.

948189  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2007-06-14
Written: (4681 days ago)
Next in thread: 948192, 948199, 948227, 948374

The someone who was interested in our house came back for a 2nd look yesterday. She stayed for an hour and a half! Her agent messaged us late last night to say they would be in touch in a couple of days, they just had to write the contract up!!! =D Florida here we come!!!!!!! *dances around maniacally*
Now we gotta get started packing up everything - though Matt has done a hell of a job getting things packed and cleared out to show the house already. I am still fretting over driving with 5 cats, for 16+ hours to Florida; the stress it will put on them. One of my pals helped another friend move to New Mexico and they drove the 36 hours straight with 2 cats. She said they were pretty freaked out, but no permanent scars. Does anyone here have any experience transporting cats in vehicles over a long distance? The longest I have gone is from Long Island, New York to Baltimore, Maryland when I purchased 2 Abyssinian kittens a while ago. There was lots of crying and sweaty paws over the 4 hour drive, but they survived.

946272  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2007-06-07
Written: (4688 days ago)
Next in thread: 946412

Someone is interested in our house!!! =D Now if we can just get them to offer us up a contract! *rubs hands together greedily* I am so excited! =9

940464  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-05-18
Written: (4709 days ago)

This 4th tournament of EVE will be the last one until further notice. [Evilmonk] and I are in the process of selling our house and buying a new one out of state - coupled with work, packing, getting the house ready, etc. I just won't have time to devote to running this contest. I'm sure someone would gladly step up to take the reigns, but to be honest, this is our baby, we don't want to hand it over to anyone else. So, until further notice, EVE Tournament 4 will be the last one for now. When we re-open the battle arena we will be revamping a couple of things, we will adhere VERY strictly to rules with no exceptions, and we may also need some volunteers to look over various portions of the contest (i.e. Gambler's Den, Gallery, badges, etc.). So, very many thanks to everyone who has participated thus far, making this more of a success than we anticipated - and thank you to everyone who may still hold an interest in EVE when we return!
Stay tuned! ^_^

938712  Link to this entry 
Written about Friday 2007-05-11
Written: (4715 days ago)
Next in thread: 938713, 938727

This goes out to my pals [Rennie] and [TheRogue]...
Shredded Wheaaaat!

and just craaaaaaaaazy... my arms hurt just watching this one:
and to really make up feel like feebs at the Hero:
but at least we're not THIS guy:

and uh just...because it's...cute... in a disturbing cross-species, S&M kind of way:

931387  Link to this entry 
Written about Wednesday 2007-04-18
Written: (4738 days ago)
Next in thread: 931417

Stolen from someone who saw it first at [Lothuriel]'s house, but then ended up taking it from [MisLuck], who took if from [Lothuriel], who took it from [Lerune] who took it from [Ariandra]...

A) 4 Names people call you:
1. Peanut
2. Princess
3. Tina
4. Plex

B) 4 places you have lived:
1. Baltimore
2. Bethesda
3. Silver Spring

C) 4 jobs you have had in your life:
1. Chef
2. Innkeeper
3. Data Entry
4. Waitress

D) 4 movies you could watch over and over:
1. LotR Trilogy
2. The Matrix
3. Aliens
4. Dawn of the Dead

E) 4 TV shows you love to watch: (at the moment on TV)
1. Firefly
2. Deadwood
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4. Rome

F) 4 Places you have been on vacation:
1. Ohio
2. Florida
3. France
4. Japan

G) 4 websites you visit daily (or semi-weekly):
1. http://elftown.lysator.liu.se
2. www.google.com
3. www.gmail.google.com
4. http://www.allgamesallfree.com/BloodTale/home.php?

H) 4 of your favorite foods:
1. sushi
2. nachos
3. prime rib
4. crab cake

I) 4 things you are allergic to:
1. cats
2. dogs
3. pollen
4. mold

J) 4 of your siblings names (if you have any):
1. Alicia (half-sister)
2. Walter (step-brother)
3. Nathan (brother-in-law)
4. Amber (sister-in-law)

K) 4 places you would love to travel to:
1. New Zealand
2. Japan
3. Ireland
4. France

L) 4 of your pets:
1. Django
2. Unagi
3. E.D. Munkey
4. Loki and Miho (couldn't leave one out!)

916925  Link to this entry 
Written about Monday 2007-03-05
Written: (4782 days ago)
Next in thread: 916947

My apologies to any unanswered messages from my friends here. I've just fallen so out of touch with things on here... it feels pretty weird posting and messaging now for some reason. Maybe it has something to do with not drawing for so long... maybe I feel guilty? Unworthy of being part of an 'artistic community' or something? =/
Well, I shall try to get over whatever the hell it is. Draw something. Answer messages. Participate. Be productive. *Shrug* We'll see how it goes. =B I'm quite good at rallying myself one moment and then immediately laying in bed to play the Xbox 360....
But, for now, I am off to work (that's the problem! if I didn't have to go to work, I'd have time to play video games, draw, AND keep up with all you fine people on ELftown!) ^_^

912970  Link to this entry 
Written about Thursday 2007-02-22
Written: (4794 days ago)
Next in thread: 913004

Miho didn't like being called O-Ren, so after much discussion she told us to call her Miho instead. Or, just Princess is fine, too. Just don't call her late for dinner (or Loki will eat it ALL the little fat lumpkin that he is!).

912770  Link to this entry 
Written about Wednesday 2007-02-21
Written: (4794 days ago)
Next in thread: 912840, 912953

Call it a blessing or a curse that we work at an animal shelter... I'm not sure. But I think we are officially "crazy cat people" now, with our feline population numbering five. Two new residents joined us last night. 9 month old Siamese brother and sister we have named Loki and O-Ren. They are confined to the office for now, introductions with our other three kitties being made under the door. Maybe we'll do some face to face, one on one later this week, but for the moment, they are still busy smelling every inch of the new home. Kitty pictures sure to be posted in the near future!

882828  Link to this entry 
Written about Tuesday 2006-12-05
Written: (4873 days ago)
Next in thread: 882877

Saw Tenacious D in concert last night... they rocked... so hard...
A really amazing job musically with hilarity ensuing in between songs, as was expected; an awesome stage show that included a backup band with Charlie Chaplin on bass, Col. Sanders on drums, and the Anti-Christ on electric guitar; a rock-off against the Satan to save Kyle from becoming the devil's sex slave; a large dancing mushroom; bong hits; electrocution; and Lee revealing more talent then I knew he possessed.  All in all a fucking AWESOME evening. For souvenirs, we got a black thermal D shirt and a brown "Cleavland Steamers" hoodie. 
Anyone out there a Steamers fan? =D

877348  Link to this entry 
Written about Tuesday 2006-11-21
Written: (4886 days ago)
Next in thread: 877358, 877556

Time to go buy the ingredients for the pumpkin cheesecake I promised to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
I wanna play Oblivion...

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