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01:30 am: Inquisitive, aren't you?
My DVD box of Neon Genesis Evangelion came in the mail yesterday just before Matt arrived and by that evening I had decided to run my own little marathon come Sunday. I didn't expect to finish the entire series today but I resolved to watch as much as I could in one go. Unfortunately, I overslept (as usual) and began an hour or so late. I made up for some time by skipping the intro/outro and previews and stopped after episode 13 a little while ago after I had to take a nap at the episode midway point. It's quite a good show but I don't yet entirely agree that it deserves the red printed sticker on the shrink wrap that boldly declares THE GREATEST ANIME SERIES OF ALL TIME COMPLETE IN ONE BOX! I think that to claim anything to be the greatest of all time is a bit arrogant, but a lot of people seem to like it an I haven't finished the entire series yet so there's still time to win me over completely. It seems to be pretty straight forward so far considering how most people have described it to me. The two words I hear most often to describe the show are "mind fuck." I see where the story has that potential, but as of yet things are almost predictable. I'm looking forward to whatever it is that will break my sanity.

The marathon was interrupted by a visit from Colin which, I am relieved to say, wasn't nearly as awkward as I had feared. I think we both felt that we had pretty much worked out our differences through a few letters over the course of last week so there really wasn't much left to address. He brought with him my half of our order of happiness from Homestarrunner.com which I immediately began enjoying. I find it amusingly interesting that I received my Homstar shirt the same weekend as I bought a derby. Naturally I put them on right away to compare but I think my accent is the strongest resemblance I have to the character. The Kick-A The Cheat toy is a lot better than I expected and we had fun beating the crap out of it. I just hope I figure out how to change the batteries before they finally die.

After the awkwardness we watched some AMVs and anime and then discovered my car battery was dead just before a trip to the used book store. We jump started my car just fine (after reading our car owner's manuals like a couple dorks) but I swear, Chevy puts their batteries in the dumbest places. I hope he doesn't have to change his next battery under pressure of time because the last time I did with my old car (which had a similar setup) It took at least two hours. Anyway, I found a CD of Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov and a couple others from the dollar rack. Some books too but I discovered later that I already had one and will have to return it next week. When we returned we realized that we were cutting into Colin's computer time and I still had anime to attend to so we parted ways to end a pleasant day. All in all, a good weekend. And now..

Here are the results of a quiz stolen from miang

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says
" 'Twas I defended her, before the world' " (Lots of bonus points if you can guess the source.)

2: Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
If I go far enough without falling out of my chair I hit a small table that I bought at St. Vincent DePaul's a few weeks back to keep my small refrigerator off the floor.

3: What is the last think you watched on TV?
Someone drug a TV into the break room at work last week to watch a news report on the recovery of a "kidnapped" girl.

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is.
Midnite-thirty

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time.
Twelve, fifty-two.

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Part IV of Sheherazade

7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Around eight-thirty Colin and I got back to my place and I haven't stepped outside since.

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at:
A couple more hours of Evangelion

9: What are you wearing?
If I knew you were gonna ask I'd have put on something hot and naughty, but for now it's just my new T-shirt, good jeans, boxers and socks.

10: Did you dream last night?
If I did, I don't remember which is usually the case. Stupid REM sleep.

11: When did you last laugh?
Within the past couple hours when I thought of some smart-aleck thing to say to what I was watching at the time.

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Starting on my right and rotating clockwise: a picture of my friend Sheri, an Ah! My Goddess wall scroll featuring a scantly clad Belldandy, a framed magazine ad for an Indiana Jones collector's plate and my framed and autographed photos of Harrison ford and Karen Allen. Gear!

13: Seen anything weird lately?
I already said I visited with Colin.

14: What do you think of this quiz?
I'm just going to quote Sheree here as I feel the same way, "It's kind of long, and I wish copy/pasting could preserve text formatting so I didn't have to re-bold everything myself." (especially since this is the second time I've had to type everything because LJ screwed it up the first time.)

15: What is the last film you saw:
I think that was Dreamquest of Unknown Kadath

16: If you became a multimillionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
The rest of my house. Yes, boring but true. But next I would buy my own vampire!

17: Tell me something about you that I don't know.
I have a box of Disney's "Princess" cereal in my kitchen.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do.
Cleanly and efficiently eliminate five Billion people.

19: Do you like to dance?
I love to dance, but I don't as often as I would like because it would be much more fun with a steady partner, even if I don't really know the steps anymore.

20: George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or someone who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
Why are those two my only options? All I really want to know is: according to the last election, if I vote for him, that will get him out of office... right?

21: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her:
Something like Missy Carriage since I don't ever want children. (see #18)

21: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
What I want to know is why there are two #21s.

22: Would you ever consider living abroad?
If you're granting me #16 then hell yes!! I could spend the rest of my lives traveling the worlds.

23: Will you pass on this survey?
If I did you wouldn't be reading this.

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