Last Week I brought a copy of The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert over to watch with some friends who had not seen it. They were distracted and not as into it as they should have been if they knew the amusement that was in store for them. I finally hit upon a brilliant plan to get things started, we would all put on dresses and then watch the movie in them. People got a little too distracted by the dressing up part but once the movie started people really got into it.

Except Sam, he wouldn't wear a dress no matter how we tried to convince him . . . and it is surprisingly hard to wrestle someone into a dress! :-p

The funniest part was when people realized that one of the drag queens was Agent Elrond Smith himself, Hugo Weaving and screamed as their mind broke! Even funnier for the fact that it happened more than once; it's an impressive testament to how well people can suppress realizations they find disturbing (and also to Mr Weaving's impressive range as an actor.) As seen on the right in a dress made of sandals:

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Taco Hell

I got a call on my cell last Saturday night at around 1AM (I know that's really Sunday, whatever.) I didn't notice because I had the ringer off and I wasn't expecting a call, my cell phone is kinda of a secret. I don't give out the number much and I ask people not to use it because it's prepaid and really expensive per minute.

A few hours later I noticed the missed call but didn't recognize the number: 607-275-0193

I just did a reverse lookup and this is what I found . . .

Reverse Telephone Listings:
Taco Bell
222 Elmira Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Taco Bell is literally calling me!

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All I want for Christmas . . .

I might be getting a pet! Several in fact. I found a company that sells helminths for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and allergies. My hope is that it could eliminate or reduce all the issues I have with digestion and possibly more.

I just found the company, I've been interested in the theory behind it for a while though. I have a bunch of research and thinking to do before I actually decide to do it but at the moment I'm pretty excited about the possibilities.

It would mean a great deal of freedom from pain and inconvenience. In fact it would be a profound enough change that success itself is a bit frightening; would it change who I am if I became able to eat everything (or more) that is food for the rest of humanity? Might I get fat? Grocery shopping would be more complicated but less depressing. I always say that I'll happily eat anything I can but are there things I won't actually want to eat if I become able. I kinda think I never want to eat corn again, I really hate it and what it has done to our country. There are a lot of things that I stopped thinking of as food long ago, they no longer smell good or appealing. If you could suddenly eat rocks or plastic or paint would you?

PS Oh yeah and I also kinda said to myself that I would reconsider my decision not to have children if I ever found a way to have a more normal life (and therefore that such was a possibility for my offspring.)
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As seen on an internet near you . . .

I won't repost it on the MySpace but I saw a couple survey questions I liked and wanted to write the first thing that popped into my head.

10. Would you take a bullet for anyone?
No, stealing is wrong.

35. Did or do you think your childhood dreams will come true?
Definitely, space firefighter is bound to be my next job.

And from the FaceBook. The names have been blurred to protect the guilty.

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I've been saying that a lot. This is bullshit, that is bullshit; whatever way fits the situation. You know, a lot of things are bullshit and people let it slide or ignore their part in it. Nothing major and don't worry, I hold no recrimination for anyone who would be reading this. Bullshit is just the theme for this week.

This week I've been trying to get rid of regular shit too. I managed to procrastinate for a while but I finally took a bunch of stuff to solid waste, including my monitor. Several monitors, lots of them but included was the one attached to my computer. My computer was on and doing stuff at the time, I just wanted to get rid of it. It was an Apple 20" monitor circa 1994 and it was starting to degrade, the UPS beeped current overdraw warnings when I turned the monitor on and the picture was kinda pink most of the time. Everyone else must have had the same idea because the electronics shed at solid waste was packed full of CRT monitors. I left them two more and took the only LCD monitor they had :-p Naturally since it was being thrown out it doesn't work but details like that are less important than the net savings in mass and volume over the two I ditched.

I tried to get a better cell phone. T-Mobile came out with a Wi-Fi cell combination that seamlessly transitions from internet phone to cell and any call initiated on the internet is free. Unfortunately T-Mobile doesn't sell phones in Ithaca, they have no store and no coverage. Even the salesperson at BestBuy didn't recommend the few T-Mobile phones they sell. Looks like I'm stuck with the evil empire (Verizon) unless I want an iPhone.

I'm very likely going to fly to Spokane Washington the middle of next week and stay for a bit. Anyone on the West coast want to do something? (Lucas it's pretty much down to you, I think you're the only one who lives on the west coast and might ever read my LJ.)
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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for a number of reasons. I put more thought and effort into it than any other event. This year since it was in the middle of the week I went all out and dressed up a lot. I pulled out all the old costumes I had and dressed up in them in order by decreasing amounts of facial hair. I also carved 11 pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns.

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I think it was Keith that suggested extending Halloween in an attempt to fight off the encroaching Christmas decorations. I agree, a Halloween Christmas battle, Nightmare Before Christmas style would be awesome. Ironically enough the "weights" on my barbell were actually large plastic Christmas ornaments painted black.

I'll post some pictures of the many costumes I wore this year as soon as I collect them from people.

PS If you have pics of me please send them to me. Thanks.
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sraedi was kind enough to remind me that I haven't updated my LJ in a long while. It's not that I don't still care about writing, it's just that I stored something in my saved draft on the update page and didn't want to overwrite it.


I guess I also don't really know how to describe the state of my existence now and in the recent past and haven't got that much else to say (if you are actually interested in my random musings and don't mind it clogging your friends page I could be persuaded to record them occasionally.) In other news, Keith challenged me to communicate solely by webcomic:

Effective summation.

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Thanks for the boobies! or "How William Shatner caused me to join"

I purchased a membership on the site and irotically enough, not just because there are hot naked chicks on there!

What does all this have to do with William Shatner you ask? I will explain . . .

I was reading me some Scary Go Round and saw an advertisement for SG, clicked on it and got side tracked wandering around the site. One of the things that surprised me was that there were a number of interesting news articles and blogs, 100mpg cars, HPV vaccines, Zen Mollusk Sex etc. One of the blogs was by Wil Wheaton, former Star Trek TNG actor turned geek writer and editor.

Read the post I stumbled across.

And then the follow up, Part II

Or you can skip right to the part that explains why I had to post a reply on the blog (which requires a membership.)

Isn't that spectacularly ironic? Irotic even. As yet there has been no response from WFW, he likely does not read every comment. I think that I met him a little over two years after his meeting WFS, I guess he really learned from his idol.

It has been suggested that to complete the circle I must now be a dick to William Shatner, I suppose I could just yell, "Hey Will, thanks for the Boobies!" That would be confusing and insulting. I don't really feel like it though, 17 years later the experience was good for a laugh.

Even if I never hear from WFW I've been enjoying SG. It's an interesting site (full of hot naked chicks) and I'm glad I joined even though this is the only time I've ever paid for intangible porn. There are a few little things that bug me though, for a counter culture site a lot of things are pretty consistent and almost formulaic.
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